Transformation of a city girl

I grew up in Kansas City. My dad was a structural engineer for a large firm named Black and Veatch. My mom stayed home raising kids until we were self sufficient enough for her to go back to work. She worked in administration for KC Southern Railroad. We lived in 1960s-70s suburbia and didn't want … Continue reading Transformation of a city girl

Seeds of patience

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Seeds. Those things that hold more inside them than can be comprehended. Seeds of all kinds are fascinating to me. An entire plant's DNA is contained in the tiniest of cases. What the plant will grow to be is already present. With the … Continue reading Seeds of patience

Mud slide!

One hour mud bath: California $60 One hour mud massage: New York $85 Fifty minute mud bath: Las Vegas $110 Thirty minute mud bath: Miami $30 Two-hour Middle Missouri mud foot soak: Free. I've heard there are many benefits to getting muddy....whether it be in a 5-star resort spa or in the backyard. Mud is … Continue reading Mud slide!

The corn is in

The corn is in. Who would think four little words could totally derail the rest of the day. Relax and leisurely read the Sunday paper? Not happening. Trip to the mall? Forget about it. Nap? LOL! Play with genealogy photos and information? Not even a remote possibility. Work on Peanut's birthday invitation? Will have to … Continue reading The corn is in

Planting season

He who plants a garden works hand-in-hand with God. ~Douglas Malloch, American author and poet I got hooked on gardening more than 20 years ago. Entrepreneur's parents have always had a vegetable garden and that's where I was formally introduced to the wonders of eating veggies from garden to plate. I didn't grow up in … Continue reading Planting season