Category Archives: ritual

Rona on Grey, the Gurls

I never use the bathroom alone now… One of the girls runs when they hear me in there — before I can even shut the door. Izzee with toys stashed IN the bathroom… I try to talk to them about … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Dance!

Depression’s antidote?  Dance!  Music! You may notice I’ve been adding to my posts with songs at the bottom… I’ve bee playing loud rock and roll while I worked this week and last — Helps me not get too down… layers … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Blue Cheese and Apple Gouda Sausage Quiche

Mitchell had an idea for a quiche flavor… So when the six dozen eggs were delivered (I had not ordered) I had to use some of them up — and quiches make for nice fast studio dinners when we are … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Andouille Sausage Quiche

Heavenly smokey spicy quiche! Andouille Sausage makes a wonderful yummy quiche! I bought it to make a jambalaya but never got around to it and so, had these humanely raised sausages in the freezer. The heat from both Poblano and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Maida Hatter’s Aspen Bars

Did you know you can write on the inside of an Alter Eco wrapper? Tipped in this wrapper…. things we miss! Then I could also use it as a painting surface! These bars are almost too sweet for me. Butter … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Surprise Fudge

Mitchell loves fudge… While I was doing all this cooking, I surprised him with an experimental fudge. I used four Altar Eco Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel Chocolate bars in place of the bag of chocolate chips! It melted easily … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Groceries

omigoddess, groceries!! Mitchell and I shopping together is like a date… It is one of life’s real pleasures, especially at the farmer’s markets. We were ready and able to go without fresh veggies and fruits, live off canned items and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Music

Yes, I am feeling depression often… So many are — and we do many things to help it leave! Vitamin D in the Pacific Northwest — Not too much sugar! But music is the best — clears out sluggish energy. … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Pumice Stone

The pumice stone breaking brought memories… Pumice stones last forever… not. Mine broke Sunday, upsetting because I can’t just go shop!  A none-death issue, but the older you get the more you NEED pumice stones. Mom used to put things … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Helper Cooking Cat and SoCS

He’s my helper cat in the kitchen! Big goofy lovercat! Can a cat get a bite of something in this joint? Hari-Bol Gibbs decided to make a can box his home to keep me company I was in the studio … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Full Moon Gratitude

Full Moon the other night. I found such comfort in her beautiful brightness. I’ve been seeing the positive changes.  1)  Mitchell and I have both had increasing arthritic issues, and kept talking about going on a cleansing diet but oatmeal … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Morning Ritual

Rona changed our morning ritual. Really, she’s changed so many things on subtle levels, and they are now becoming real as we move into them. Finally got to weeping. After a month of putting out fires, dealing with clients and … Continue reading

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Lojong 52: Misinterpretation

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Cooking

I have an advance of the new Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book (review coming after I have played in it). I was going to test it, but then save ti for something really special. Then Rona came to our shores with … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 3

Continuing Covid-19 journal… Finishing this journal… moving on. When I decided to do these folding journals for Covid-19 reflections, I wanted the virus writing and sketching to be separate from our lives. HA! I thought this was going to be … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 2

Continuing Covid-19 journal… It feels good to write a word for how I am feeling at a given time; feelings roller-coaster through the day like Portland weather. I  am selective about the news I read. I don’t want to hear … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 1

Made a little folding journal… Not a celebration… Not high art… Just me trying to get through my days… I’ll publish from time to time… Starting on the New Moon.   To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Flowering Quince

From an image, because the Quince is not here YET. I am ready for any beauty at this point, though I loved the snow a few days ago. Don’t despair, look for the gems in every day. To hear about … Continue reading

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