l'arte d'arrangiarsi

"The perfect happiness of men on the earth (if it ever comes) will not be a flat and solid thing, like the satisfaction of animals. It will be an exact and perilous balance; like that of a desperate romance." -G.K. Chesterton

Last night “No food in the house” turned into one of the most delicious dinners I’ve ever made:


tribute to the piemaker – pies i baked this summer



it’s the simple things


542. the Bakcafe with Cheryl and a ferocious November wind and soup and Bread and hope.

November 9, 2011

what is most personal is most universal

“Do you ever feel like you’re just waiting for something to happen? Holding out for an adventure?” -K.

“Sometimes, I think I just need to do something crazy.” -M.

“I just want to belong somewhere.” -C.

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” -George Moore

something out of nothing

 But all who are hunting for you—
      oh, let them sing and be happy.
   Let those who know what you’re all about
      tell the world you’re great and not quitting. 
 And me? I’m a mess.
I’m nothing and have nothing. 
      make something of me

Psalm 40:16-17

sometimes all you need is a new perspective

counting good things

When I started reading Ann Voskamp’s blog I started making the list.
The list of 1000 good things.
Sometimes I’ll share a few here.

474. two perfect blush apples, crisp and sweet
484. West Virginia wild
500. Season 1 of Pushing Daisies in the mail.
507. lonliness going smaller
510. My man in a Carhartt