Spring Flowers

I found some lovely blossoms in my garden today. I bought these bulbs some time ago. When I didn’t get them planted in a timely manner, my Mom quietly planted them for me. I sort of forgot about them till I came on these lovely surprises. Thanks, Mom!

pink tulipanemone

Our redbud is also in bloom.

redbud in bloom

NaPoWriMo Day 7

I fell sound asleep last night before I could make a post, but I’m still enjoying this exercise and want to continue. It’s not reaching the destination perfectly, but enjoying the journey, right?

A boy curled into
   the nook of each arm, I hold
tight to the moment.

Recipe: Beans & Pasta

Beans & Pasta


2 lbs of 17-bean mix  (Mine came from Trader’s Joe’s.)
2 32-oz organic chicken broths
1 large tsp of minced garlic
2 lbs organic, whole grain pasta
2 or 3 handfuls of diced, organic carrots
1/3 of a lb of fresh, organic spinach
10 large, diced mushrooms
1 large, diced red onion
1 jar of organic spaghetti sauce
1 package of lean turkey burger

Soak beans overnight with 2 tbs of baking soda. Drain and rinse. Cook per instructions using the chicken broth in place of water. Add in carrots and garlic. Cook until tender.

Cook pasta according to instructions. Rinse and drain. Add to bean mix. Toss in spinach.

Saute mushrooms and onion. When a nice brown, add to bean mix.

Brown  turkey burger and add to bean mix.

Add entire jar of spaghetti sauce and stir ingredients together.

Heat and serve. Possibly add shredded cheese as a topping.

OT: Comments

I am coming to realize that there are issues with the comment feature on this blog. Readers are supposed to be able to post comments, after I approve them.

I’m working to remedy this situation. I will post when I’ve remedied the issue.

I look forward to reading your comments in the future!

NaPoWriMo Day 3


Warm rays of sunlight penetrate
my sealed eyes. Light breezes tousle
my hair like a playful toddler, while I listen
to a bird-song melody play over the steady
rhythm of lapping waves. Eyes now opened,
discover new shades of green
at every glance.

My senses, awaken from their slumber,
find spring has arrived.