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What I’m Digging


Happy Friday, friends! I started this blog post much earlier today, when my world was considerably less pleasing than it is right now. I’m glad I got interrupted and wasn’t able to finish, because all of the mopey things I was sharing with you-POOF! They all went away. The horrible pain in my neck that I developed yesterday, the thing that was keeping me from being able to turn my head either direction, or pick up much of anything without massive pain, or generally do pretty much anything I typically do is now, I’m happy to report, gone! Same with some health concerns my mom was facing today. Several hospital procedures later and she’s been given a clean bill of health. Just like that. We turned the beat around. Oh. Yes.

I wanted to share with you a post I wrote for Madesmith about my dear buddy Karie. Our friendship continues to grow and bloom (and she shares my penchant for ebullience and dorkiness, a cosmic connection if there ever was one!). This was the fourth maker profile I’ve written for Madesmith and by far the most personal.

Also, I’ve got a post up on Verve. It’s all about my desire to take back the night on Halloween, superheroine style (Wonder Woman, it’s gonna happen)!

In other news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*I’ve got these plans for the tomatillos growing in the garden.

*Caramel Apple Bread Pudding!

*Speaking of apples, Jen has got some apple cider pancakes for you.

*Herbal vinegar for your skin and hair=what you want to do.

*Ciderfest NC! You better believe I’ll be there.

*Chesapeake, herbs, and elderberry sumac syrup!

*Up next in my bedside reading list.

*Want to can your pumpkin instead of just carve it? Here’s how to do it safely.

*I love pretty much everything in Anne’s shop.

*Welsh blanket geometries=my new favorite old thing.

I’m off to chat about all things dairy tomorrow at the True Nature Country Fair. If you’re out and about, come on out to Flat Rock and say hello! The weather promises to be fine!

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. I posted this image of my honey with his bee’s honey on my Instagram feed this week, but I wanted to share it again. Glenn took it, and it captures my little guy’s spirit so acutely! 

5 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Sumeera says:

    He looks inquisitive, innocent and so lovely. We can see why you dig him :)

  • jess says:

    Thanks for the mention, dear! Love your list of other favorites – checking ’em all out now. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  • Eliza Twist says:

    In your gear up for halloween, I encourage you each to discover your inner superhero. Everybody has one. Just a friendly suggestion from somebody who loves having a superhero identity for when times are rough, it really does come in handy. But the coolest thing is when the kids you know start calling upon your superhero for help. That rates in my mind as one of the best feelings ever. But, who knows, maybe I’m a little strange. (I’m sending you a couple pics of our superhero costumes, just for fun).

  • Anne says:

    You’re too sweet. Thank you. :)

  • Kerry says:

    He looks just like you.