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,…

Discombobulated Habits: When Your World Changes

When your world changes, say, having two teenagers arrive at your house after you’ve spent the previous week feeling discombobulated after meeting with three foundation contractors, some of your habits may fall by the wayside. You might keep exercising every day (point, Rachel!), but you might not be reading thirty minutes of Latin and writing…

My Happiness Project: Brainstorming on the First Splendid Truth

My work on gratitude this month may seem like a 30-day short-term project, but I am laying the foundations for a lifetime of grateful happiness, not a month of it. I may not always begin my day by jotting down a few things that I’m grateful for right alongside my to-do list as I have…