Monday, November 25, 2013
have happened in the last five months
both happy and sad
We sold our Beloved Home of 10 happy years
We were blessed to stay with Beloved family for a short while
We found another beautiful home. .. but it doesn't feel
like we are Home yet.
We brought our dear little sons and critters along for a wild ride. . . .
and we lost our dear sweet wild cat maggs of almost 10 years.. .
who we guess .. lost a good fight with a fox or coyote
( i guess she wasn't wild after all. . . only in city terms )
but we miss her very much. .
and are heart and homesick often still . .
while having to keep on working very hard every day and night to take a very olde
house . . . 1759 . . .
and with the Lord's blessing
turn it into our Home again.
Hold on tight little one.
It's a bumpy ride.
.. but often not without shedding many tears
New littles were born
to olde littles
( my baby sis' first )
My beautiful sweet chickies had to find new everyday
stomping grounds. . . which im still not happy about . .
since i don't get to see them as much. . with more space to roam.
It is very sad that we often do not know what we have
. . until it's gone.
a new very olde hearth
which has seen countless families . . and fires and wood . . and boots
Get it together girl
Pick yourself up.
Dust yourself off
. . .
and start all OVER.
.. . again.
My new "warming comforting" drink
half water half milk
a teaspoon or so of coconut oil ( your skin will thank you )
a teaspoon or so of whatever sweetener you prefer
warm up to very hot
sprinkle muchly with fresh nutmeg and cinnamon and sugar
it rather tastes like eggnog
and is quite cozy
This is what we left the familiar heartbeat of the city for.
. . wild tall grass.
long walks past not much of anything in particular but all lovely and fresh
fallen leaves that we don't have to ever rake again
since now we just hop on a tractor and turn them into mulch for the
most beautiful lime green grass you've ever seen.
So far im finding it overwhelming to
even try and settle into a place that still needs
more care then we have time or means to give it.. . .but
with much outside help ( thank you forever and ever dad )
and my kindest sweetest husbands nightly efforts despite working full time
and being the best dad in the world whilst doing heavy renovations every tired hour he gets )
it is. . . s l o w l y feeling more familiar and more like a place we belong.
It is all . . . the moving. .
the losing of a pet you thought would grow very olde before they were suddenly gone.
The quiet sleepy new babies amidst my less sleeping swirling whirling days
The constant, very real acts of love from family and friends that never stops giving
is all . . so good
at reminding me
that we do not belong here. . . for long.
only for as long as the Lord wills.
when He is ready
we will go home
and we don't have to fix it first
or lose anything in the move
or miss.. . anything.
we will be HOME home.
and that will be ALL.
im trying to let go.
but it's NOT easy.
Friday, May 31, 2013
oh... when you put it that way. . . . still no.
if we were meant to be so busy.. . .
then . . .
S L O W
D O W N
. . and then. . . this that and the other. .
and i was tired..
but little you wanted to make muffins.
so we did.
and it was fun and yummy in the end. .
O l d e W h i t e
g o o d
if you haven't tried Trader Jo's California Estate cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
it is the bestie best
. .. and i learned the hard way once again. .
to trust my instincts.
when i grow up. . . i want to be..
a clothing designer
an extreme sports athlete
a back packer
a . . person who rides a horse. . . . . can't think of the .. .
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Oh my whirling swirling . . ness
. . . and then a heart shape remnant of a leaf from last year. . .
somehow found it's way. .
onto your sleeve.
we all leave trails
some days are harder then others . .
don't you just know it.
yes. . .
the chalk days are BACK babaaaaaaaay!!!
L O V E
the chalk days.
. . . . the whirling swirling spinning days. . .
the round and round and up and down
back and forth and forth and back. .
and come what may
and back. . and back..
if i knew. .
what i do not. .
i would not be so anxious . . but..
it doesn't matter. .
nothing does. . .
or does it!. . . yes. . it does. . .
it matters. .
matters MOST you see.. .
to the ONE
who sets us F R E E
and it will be. . ok. .
ok. . .
He is holding on
written just now
april 18 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The s m a l l e s t hearts
m o s t
Monday, March 18, 2013
The first of many new prints to come
this spring and summer
Prints can be found
here. . in my Etsy Shop
or you may e mail me directly
Rachael Anderson 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Whirling Swirling Days
. . and i do.
available in my Etsy Shop
" Charlotte ". .
an oldie but a goodie. .
and this is how i've felt. . for about a month now. :)
ohhhhh. . so ready for spring.
who is very tired also. . .
hmm. . .
so many of my creatures are tired.
. . . i wonder.
what if. . . we didn't have eggs?
our little family goes though a strong 4 dozen
that seems like a lot.
still going strong on the smoothie train.
it has changed my life really.
i can't tell you how nice it is to be able to throw a bunch ( although balanced. . is the key )
of good foods you would not otherwise just sit down and eat ( or at least i wouldn't )
. . into the blender and have it make something so YUMMY and
packed with goodness.
my go-to typical breakfast smoothie is something like this.
1 cup blueberrries
a handfuls worth of kale
1/2 cup non fat yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax meal
1 good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
and just enough almond milk to make it smooth enough to drink
( about 1/2 cup ?. . this is more of a personal preference and chance really since
i just pour it in last but just kinda feel it out. )
i use the nutri bullet which makes it simpler then a blender but
either will work
change up the fruit and greens but keep the ratio about the same
if you put too much of ANYTHING in a smoothie it will suddenly turn
against you! :)
but you can always "fix" it.. . kinda
the best new pj's ( old navy ) i've found in a long time. :)
i rather LOVE whales. . so this was a happy day.
again. . . Orla Love.
Her Designs are just so. ..happy.
swirling whirling winter days
come what . . may.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Super Food Harvesty Muffins
I came up with This Recipe
using all my favorite Muffiny things . . in One Muffin. :)
It is quite the Laundry List of ingredients but. .
they are SO good and SO good FOR you.
I'm Quite in L O V E with Golden Flax Meal
and Chia Seeds. . . which are both Super Nutrient Rich Foods
and can be added to basically ANYTHING.
Here we go.
Turn on your oven
Bowl # 1
1 Can Pumpkin
1/3 Cup Light Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
Bowl # 2
1/2 Cup WW Flour
1/2 Light Buckwheat Flour
1/2 Cup White Flour
1/3 Cup Golden Flax Meal
2 Heaping Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp B Powder
1/2 Tsp B Soda
1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 Tsp Allspice
1/2 Tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
Add to Wet
Fold in Gently or use a Danish Dough Whisk
which works so fast and gently at the same time.
Add and Fold in Gently a Chopped Apple
A Generous Handful of Crazins and or Raisins
A Small Handful of Rough Chopped Walnuts if you like that sort of thing
And for my boys. . i always throw in a few Chocolate Chips
Spoon into Muffin Tins
with either paper or buttered
Sprinkle Lightly with Cinnamon and Sugar
Bake till toothpick comes out clean
About 15 minutes.
They are SCRUMPTIOUS !
They freeze well too
so tuck a few away
for the odd moment a week or so
from now when you just
NEED a muffin
I've been sketching like a mad woman
this past month or so
. . this is one of my favorites so far
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