Celery on Your Windowsill – Lettuce Rejoice!

Celery on Your Windowsill – Lettuce Rejoice!

Do you throw away the bottom part of your lettuce stalk? I used to, but not any more.   Once you learn to scrap, you will never go back.   As a matter of fact I beg for everyone else's table scraps now.     Make yourself a little vegi garden on your windowsill and have reproducing vegis at your fingertips.   When I decided to give this a whirl, I looked back on a guest post from my early days: Cut the stalks off as you normally would, and place the root end in a shallow bowl of water – enough to cover the roots but not the top of your cutting. Place it in a sunny window position, occasionally spraying your cutting with water to keep the top moist. After a few days, you should start to see roots and new leaves appear. After a week or so, transplant it Continue reading

Life After Loss – Is Closure Possible?

Life After Loss – Is Closure Possible?

Is Closure Possible? Is Closure Necessary? When you're charged with carrying out someone's wishes, sometimes you need to throw tradition out the window. My last DIY for my mom was to throw a Pepper Party and lay her to rest in a way contrary to tradition. (See links to this series below if you're a newbie here - it would probably be a good idea to start from the very beginning, it's a very nice place to start...)   My mom had always told me that when it was her time to go, to...   dig a hole out back and bury her in a pine box. It was the family joke.   I found a way, or rather, my son found a way to do just that. But you'll have to read all the way to the end to find out how.   Here is what we did and will do: December 25: We had Christmas Continue reading

DIY Cures? Is it Possible to Live Without Traditional Medical Assistance?

DIY Cures? Is it Possible to Live Without Traditional Medical Assistance?

We've not had medical coverage for about 7 years. So when I read about alternative medicine like essential oils, I wondered. I also wonder if we have become so dependent on doctors that we forget to look for ways to heal ourselves naturally. Is it possible? If this new healthcare dealy actually happens (or "doesn't work" is more like it) and we find ourselves without doctors, meds, and/or hospitals, what would we do? I think it's time we explore our options.   Ever thought about using Essential Oils? I know, I know. Just another gimmick to have those little girly parties and make money while chatting with friends. Well, I can't personally guarantee essential oils will work for anyone. I'm new to this schtick. Plus, I'm the world's worst cynic. So often Continue reading