A view from the south rim of Big Bend National Park, my favorite reading perch.

Big Bend Backpacking Bookworm

On our backpacking vacations, I am always a bookworm. We listen to audiobooks in the car on the way to whatever our destination is. Of course, I also pile on the books into my kindle to enjoy on hiking breaks. When we backpack in the winter, we tend to have a lot of extra time…

The December Happenings included hauling and moving a lot more compost and mulch for the kill mulch in the side yard.

December Happenings & Exciting News

Thank y’all for being wonderful readers and for bearing with me as I migrated to Honeyed Homestead from Casula Mellita. I felt that the time was nigh for making some changes to the site, and I hope you like the new layout and formatting. Because December has catapulted by as quick as quick can be,…

Hosting my Whole30 Thanksgiving with a Touch of Homesickness

My Whole30 Thanksgiving as host came about initially because traveling with foster kiddos out of stage is hard. We’d have needed court orders and permissions. We didn’t particularly like the idea of staying at hotel near my in-laws house with two teenagers. Flying to see my own folks was entirely too cost prohibitive. So, I…

The Whole30 Two-Week Check-In: Trials and Tribulations

I didn’t exactly leap into Whole30 lightly, but I sure didn’t expect to have forsworn bread, sugar, beans, cheese, and tofu a month ago. Beginning-of-October me would’ve been shocked and horrified, but that me was also stress eating sugar as if it were an essential nutrient. I probably would’ve even snarled that it was one…

November 2017 Goal-Setting and the October Follow-Up

October began as an unkind month, given that it started with both of my foster kiddos running away. The rest of the month flew by, and I’m rather shocked to find that I’m already a third through November. I hope that since I started my last October goals post a little late, y’all will forgive…

My Super-Secret Health Goal that Was Too Difficult to Post This Month

In many ways, I enjoy my monthly goal posts. I enjoy seeing where I made progress on which tasks and why that progress happened as it did (or didn’t). Sometimes, reviewing my goal posts are depressing, such as writing goal posts for when-my-life-falls-apart or I-don’t-get-a-vacation or where-did-the-time-go-already months. I think that the last few months…