05
Jul
2013

Last week, in the midst of filtering through our big land  issues, I had a moment of triumph. I made yogurt. And granola. Now, I know I am WAY behind on the whole yogurt and granola marriage, but this is big for me. If you know me well, you probably just about choked on your [...]

01
Dec
2012

We’re going through some simple transformations around here, trying to bring some Christmas cheer to the place. First things first…the nativity. We’ve had this for the several Christmases, and it’s always unwrapped with great excitement. Actually, he opened his set as well as the porcelain one from my MIL, and was running around the house [...]

Nothing earth shattering over here today, just thought I’d share a few pretties… The living room is still coming together, bit by bit. I finally put my shelf {the dark brown one, in the far corner of the room} to work as more than just a landing zone for miscellaneous junk. Jonathan made the shelf…a [...]

05
Aug
2012

Sometimes the days shuffle by unnoticed, so full of the normal. Rise and dress. Make the bed as neighboring chickens squawk outside our bedroom and cries of “Mom-my” burst from the next room. Greet the son who is full of energy and seems to have grown overnight. Help him into his shorts and tee, or [...]

23
Mar
2012

This post shall be short and sweet. A few weeks ago, while Jonathan was supposed to be travelling on his cattle trip {it got rescheduled a few times}, I spent a few lovely days with my friend Sara, in Accra. One item on our agenda was to can tomatoes. We headed off to the market [...]

17
Dec
2011

Of Mice and Maize.

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{Concept completely stolen from the “If you give” books by Laura Numeroff.} If you give a mouse some maize… …chances are, he may invite his family to join him. And, once they are convinced to come… …they’ll probably start building a sweet little nest or two behind the fridge, or beneath my stove top. In [...]

07
Sep
2011

In Review.

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August passed with almost no action on this little blog of ours. I can’t say that I feel like I got a lot of other things done, yet somehow, my days seemed fuller, with less free time on the computer. Maybe it’s because August is a month of vacation for the school kids. Elliot’s little [...]

30
Jun
2011

After six months of sitting on hard wooden benches, we finally brought home a kitchen table and chairs. That was in March. We fully expected to have a set of sweet little brown chairs sitting in our living room by that time. We had picked them out, ordered them, and were just waiting for them [...]

21
Apr
2011

Kids. Baking. That pretty much sums up my life over the past few days. Oh…and sweeping. Baking alone necessitates a little sweeping afterwards, but add kids to the mix and it positively demands it. A lot of it. Here’s the run down: Monday – chocolate chip cookies and a batch of bread. Tuesday – four [...]

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10
Mar
2011

There’s a strange phenomenon in my kitchen. In the past day or two, I’ve noticed the presence of ICE in my water. I’ve checked on my stash of meat, and discovered it to be FROZEN. These highly unusual happenings seem to be originating from a magical, sparkly white box in the corner of the room. [...]