Rollercoaster Life: The Good, The Bad, and The Spoonie (04/11/2017)

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: To start with – an accidental coffee mishap this morning might make this a bit more scattershot than usual.  If so, I apologize. We keep two Keurigs in the house, as the single cup Continue Reading →

The Undying Cold, Medical Roulettes, and the Hope/Terror Balancing Act

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: A lot has happened since the last time I managed an updates post. Frankly, I’m not quite sure where to start. Probably with the fact that the past months have been hard, on a Continue Reading →

The End (of 2016) – Summing up and Moving Forward

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates 2016 was an interesting year.  And may have been the year that finally taught me that my approach to my own health has been broken for most of my life. I’m not particularly patient with myself, and I Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 3: Vanilla

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Making of Things

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Making of Things Given our supply issues with Vanilla this year, I thought it might interest you to know why Vanilla (in all its forms) is generally a very expensive spice, and the reasons why this year has been Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 2: Lime

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Making of Things

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Making of ThingsLime was one of our first troublesome ingredients.  Due to a lovely lady selling lemon/limeades and iced teas at our local farmer’s market, I had discovered that Lime and Thyme went together wonderfully. When you added in Continue Reading →

Children are People: Why ‘No’ always means ‘No’

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Heavy Content

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Heavy ContentAround a week and a half ago, this landed in my Facebook feed. Given how Mister Tea and I reacted to it, I feel I should warn that if you have experienced trauma that caused trust issues or PTSD, Continue Reading →

Some Weeks are Heavier than Others (04/29/16)

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: It’s been a long stretch.  Short period of time, but one that has felt unending. I’d mentioned that we’d found a trainer that would be willing to work with us in house, which was Continue Reading →

04/21/16 Updates (Cinnamon Torment, Lego Addiction, and Time to Breathe)

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: Still more than a week later, but closer than the last time.  I may be finding a rhythm for things again. Our biggest excitement is a return to normalcy.  Or, what counts for us Continue Reading →

Time-Lost Update Post

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesLife, Our Universe, and Pets: So…  been a while.  Completely unintended. 2016 has so far been the year of learning that I need to be a little more careful in how much I do and how often and when. Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain, Hot Beverage Alchemy, and a little Parkour….

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Periodic Updates

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Periodic UpdatesOccasionally our work of tea has unforeseen, hilarious, and somewhat dangerous side effects. The morning we finished the R&D part of creating our goat’s milk cocoas was one of these times. We had finished the testing, with near a Continue Reading →