Author: keri marion

Snowy Day at the Garden

Today was the first real snow of the season. Justin & I waited until the snow stopped to go out and shovel the walkways. We brewed some strong coffee, and bundled up with all the warmest gear we have and swept & shoveled the walkways and parking area. Isn’t there a saying about no such thing as bad weather, only insufficient gear? So of course, after all of that, the day felt warm enough to take a trip to the garden and see what’s going on.  We grabbed our compost and made our way. It was perfectly beautiful, actually....

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Cravings Of Sorts…

This morning I woke up with a hankering for some straight-up-fresh-pressed green juice. I don’t usually like to buy fresh-pressed juices because they’re ridiculously expensive and I am ridiculously frugal. The past few weeks, though, I’ve been looking at juicers and wondering if I should buy one. Our friend, Pierre, gave us one a while back. It was very good, but we didn’t use it very often. When he started up on a new morning juice ritual of his own, I gave it back to him.  That was probably three or four months ago, and just today I got...

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Magic Soup to the Rescue

Cold and rainy Providence. So this morning, I woke up not feeling so well. I cancelled my 9:30 yoga and stayed in bed until about 11. Justin offered to make breakfast, but I couldn’t decide between our usual roasted potatoes and beans or oatmeal. We opted for oatmeal, because we thought it might be easier on my stomach. While in bed, Justin came up with the idea to take a trip to Phô Horn’s after work for supper.  I’m so glad we did, because Phô makes me feel better almost instantly, every time I eat it. I like the way they...

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Monday, Funday.

Well, 2017 is shaping up to be reasonably silly! I went to yoga this morning feeling a lot like Gregor Samsa and smelling a bit worse. Apparently, I publicly announced that I would essentially cheat the system for Eve on the 30-day challenge (starts Jan 9). I wasn’t thinking of it that way, but that’s what I said.  (Really, what I was saying is that I would help her use the stars as motivation, and that they would check it against their records for validity anyway.) Justin & I went up to Market Basket where every living soul in Greater Providence also...

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Aivar Turned One!

  Yesterday was baby Aivar’s birthday; he turned one.  It’s really kind of hard to believe he’s already one. And in another way, it’s hard to believe he is only one. The last time we saw him (Thanksgiving), he was doing his “stanky leg” crawl, and now he’s running around like a maniac; he’s got a good, solid vocabulary, and he’s communicating fairly well. He’s an agreeable child: he doesn’t complain much, and this time he didn’t even cry when he saw Justin. He is an observant child. He didn’t cry this time, but he clings to his parents when...

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