Friday, April 22, 2016

Ache for Home

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” - Maya Angelou

Whenever I dream of "home", it's the Wenonah house and all 4 of us are alive...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Farm Friday

So Matt comes running down the steps last Saturday morning, all excited saying, "They're doing it! They're doing it!" And I am completely confused ...

Until I look outside our big picture window to see this!!

Our super awesome construction neighbors were clearing our back property! Of course, we were heading out the door, but just the same, we took several minutes we didn't have debating what to do - take them food? Run out and thank them? Then again, maybe we didn't want to disturb them while they were working? We were just so surprised and excited, Matt and I weren't sure what to do - there we were watching a machine (in the matter of minutes) take on the task we've been trying to figure out how to tackle for the last year.

I ended up heading outside with some of the eggs we had in the fridge from our hens and found the man inside the machine was in fact the company's owner - how nice of him to take the time to do it himself!

And now we have all the debris, the trash left over from the previous neighbors, the weeds, logs, possible poison ivy, vines, etc all cleared - it's gone! All that's left on the back property (between the fence and the hill to the stream) are the bigger trees and tire marks. Wahoo!! Now, what to do... Make trails? Make a pen for Rain? A bigger chicken coop? Plant some black walnut tree resistant veggies and shrubs? I am so excited for the possibilities!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Well, good morning, friends.

It's rainy and messy here so far today ... definitely feels like a spring day! April showers, right? What about April snow though? Because that happened over the weekend too! Oh, Jersey ... I love you and your randomness.

In the last two weeks, I was surprised with two wonderful showers thrown by some wonderful, wonderful ladies. I'm excited our little girl is already so loved & supported... though the showers have definitely made things a lot more real and serious. There's so much stuff to go through, organize & find placement for. Then there's the realization there are still things we need to get too. That's all topped off with the fact there's actually going to be a new little one very soon using all these things too. Ah!

I've some warm lemon water instead of tea this dreary morning. What are you up to?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Well, good morning, my friends & readers (if there are any anymore lol)!

It's Tea Tuesday and what am I up to? Organizing, reviewing some baby products, paying some bills, pet laundry is in, dishes are washed (mostly - the hubby knows I don't like washing silverware), I'm sipping some tea and I'm trying to process The Walking Dead finale that was on the other night. Ugh!

Speaking of paying bills (yea, it's mushed somewhere in that list I just rambled off of tasks I'm up to), I've been setting up "auto pay" for all our usual monthly bills in preparation of baby arrival ... it's still a couple months off, but I want to make sure it's working properly rather than waiting until the last minute and just hoping. We certainly won't need any more payments/bills (late fees!) when we're a brand new family of three, that's for sure!

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

PS: Expect to see some posts aside from Tea Tuesday pop up soon ... I have some I've been considering and others I apparently wrote, but didn't post (I just found them saved as drafts).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Never too early

It's never too early to start a little library for our genius girl :)

- Usborne Book Wishlist
&
- Amazon Book Wishlist

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Raspberry Leaf tea for me today. It was in a variety pregnancy pack a friend was nice enough to give me and was also brought up during a birthing class Matt & I went to. I've only had it a handful of times so far, but they say the third trimester is when it's mostly beneficial.

Here's some good info on it: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/red-raspberry-leaf-tea/

Aside from that, I've been working on some work emails, looking up forms and getting ready for the weeks ahead!

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Is it Tea Tuesday again? I seem to have missed a few...

Tuesdays used to be an attempt at a relaxing day after a long day with my dad. That was awhile ago though.

Now I have work in the early afternoon and that means for a limited time in the morning to take care of the animals and give them some time out to relax before being cooped up alone (and for Miles & Daph, crated) between me leaving and whenever Matt gets home.

Matt's not feeling well again, so I've got some chamomile & mint and green & jasmine teas seeping for green tea to hopefully help him feel better ... and it's a pretty delicious combination too.

I've had crazy nausea again. I thought it was heart burn for awhile because that's a possibility in the stage of pregnancy I'm at, but when I went over the usual "symptoms", that's not it. It's just that cold throat, maybe going to puke feeling. Ugh! I was hoping this part was over, but I guess not. So, tea hasn't really been my thing lately or really much outside of trying to stomach room temperature water.

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

someday when I'm pregnant Tea Tuesday

Almost three years ago to the day, I added this photo with the intention that someday, maybe, I'd be writing a Tea Tuesday post ... and pregnant.

Well, that day is here and that's just crazy, crazy to really think about ... all the time that has passed since I originally drafted this post with the photo and now all the time & changes ahead that this post truly means. We're already more than halfway through this pregnancy and I'm just a few weeks away from the beginning of the third trimester. When did that happen?!

Today I'm going to focus on the little time I have though, as always, on Tuesday. I'm going to enjoy this tea and (try) not worry about what's ahead. I'm going to focus on today...

So far today has included some yummy food, freezing some fruit for smoothies and a warm mix of green tea, jasmine tea & almond coconut tea. I also have grown so desperate with all the eggs we have from our super wonderful, sweet hens that I scrambled up some eggs with almond milk, water & oregano for the dogs & myself.

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ― C. S. Lewis

That's today's quote that I was emailed and isn't it a nice one? I really like it.

Speaking of friendships, Matt & I had a great brunch over the weekend with Ali & Kris. I love those two! We chatted about all sorts of things at a local diner and Ali gave us the cutest mermaid figurine they picked up for the baby while she & Kris were down in the outer banks recently with their parents.

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tea Tuesday post

Tea Tuesday has come around again and I'm typing from a new computer. Over the weekend, my laptop died and is away being looked at - I'm using a borrowed laptop for now. Sad to be without my usual laptop, but this one is really nice and the downed laptop gave me a good excuse to see friends (the ones working on mine now).

I've got water boiling now for some organic green and oolong tea to be made into iced tea later. I was also gifted some safe mama-to-be teas over the weekend, a variety pack that includes a few very good heartburn teas. I enjoyed the heartburn tea yesterday and plan on seeping some more today before work.

It's been a fairly lazy Tuesday morning after a very active Monday - work, appointments, etc. I did get some dishes done, the water is boiling for tea and I caught up on most of my online work, so I feel a little accomplished at least :)

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tea Tuesday oh and we are having a girl

Well it's been a semi-relaxing morning of reading, brewing some Dragon Oolong tea, washing some dishes, going over bills and doing pet laundry - with all the snow melting & some rain mixed in, we went through a lot of towels with the dogs!

Since I haven't really posted on my blod aside from Tea Tuesday posts (I swear I mean to increase frequency), I'll share this now: we found out last week we're having a girl!

Everyone was saying my pregnancy was so easy that it must be a boy ... but apparently not. All I can really say is that I hope she's as sweet once she's out here as she has been inside ;)

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tea Tuesday

I love everything about this photo (which I'll admit I stole online somewhere when I Googled "winter tea") - the tea cup, the nail polish, the hand cuffs, the red sweater ... everything! It's all warm & cozy and so appropriate for all the snow we still have here in South Jersey.

I'm still reveling in some news Matt & I got last night. Both exciting and scary :) I'm taking my time adjusting. I'm also seeping peach ginger tea to enjoy this Tea Tuesday.

What are you sipping today?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

boy or girl?

So, here's me at 19 weeks and I'm curious - what do you think??

Boy Or Girl?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tea Tuesday

A revival of Tea Tuesday? Yes please!

According to the weather, it's 21F out ... but feels like 12F. Big change from even just last week!

I've got red clover tea seeping for the chickens right now to take out to them in a bit. That's my tea for the post today, I think - though I might end up making some green tea for myself before work this afternoon just to be on the safe side.

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Monday, January 4, 2016

new year, new announcement

I'm not sure if anyone still views this blog since I've been so absent, but it's a new year and I've got a new announcement to make, which I wanted to post here before anywhere else...

:)