Tuesday Ramble


Today I woke up exhausted. Over a week of 5 or less hours of sleep will do that. Can’t complain, though. Definitely need to get Indy on more solids. He’s rejected all the usual first foods, has no interest whatsoever in oatmeal, yams, pears, bananas, or avocados. On a whim I tried scrambled egg yolk, out of desperation I tried a little of my no-knead bread. He likes both of those, so there’s hope.

Then he grabbed roasted zucchini off my dinner plate and made it clear he wanted more. I have a zucchini lover. How weird is that.

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German Pancake

Inspired by a friend’s recent post, I dug out my recipe. My mom used to make these semi-frequently, and I loved them. Still do.



3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

1 1/2 Tablespoons butter

powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

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Granola Bars

Having tried several different recipes for granola over recent years, this one suggested by my neighbor has become my favorite. A couple days ago I finally tried turning it into granola bars (using the suggestions on the page regarding egg white and cooking method), and it was beautiful.



Also gone in less than a day, no surprise.

We will definitely make this again. And again. And again.

Ooh, I bet they freeze well. I’ll have to try that next.

(Pictured ingredients are oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, quinoa, chocolate chips, honey, coconut oil, salt, and egg white.)

 Berries, Cherries, and Frills

tmp_5422-IMG_20180627_1028592114492300I’ve been trying to write this post for over a week now. I decided that sometimes you just have to sit down with your coffee (Yes, this morning is a coffee morning, thank you Indy! Also thanks to the Dearliest for bringing it to me.). It’s okay to not accomplish one or two or three other things before it goes cold. It’s okay to make time for something you know you need. Continue reading

Level 4: The Wedding Without a Hitch, I Mean Glitch

Level 1: Once Upon A Time, We Met Online

Level 2: The Dinner and the Other Dinner

Level 3: Back and Forth

During the time of Level 1, my boss approached me with a pretty substantive offer. I technically worked in the bindery department of the printing shop, but sometimes I ran the digital presses, did part time bookkeeping, and filled in as delivery driver or whatever else they needed.

My boss wanted to send me to a week long training conference somewhere in the midwest, where I would learn how to service the DocuTechs (massive digital printers), not just run them. It would result in a considerable pay raise and a more focused position.

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Level 3: Back and Forth

Level 1: Once Upon A Time, We Met Online

Level 2: The Dinner and the Other Dinner

November 2006

To say I was nervous and excited during my first flight to Oregon would be like saying a rainbow has “some colors and stuff in it.” The vibrancy, the depth, the brilliant promise lying within…these are things that sometimes even words can’t adequately capture.


Flying over Mt. Shasta

Before I joined the Dearliest and his family, however, I took a day to spend with my friend (whom I shall call Mrs. B, although at the time she wasn’t yet married). She’d recently moved to Portland and was eager to show me her favorite places. We hit local bookshops, gazed wistfully at everything at the yarn store, and ate at a tiny hole-in-the-wall Thai place with the best pumpkin chicken curry I’ve ever had.

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