Sunday, November 16, 2014


I'm awkward. I laugh a lot. 
 I trust people I shouldn't 
 I'm quiet at times. I smile
a lot. I get left out a lot.  
 I try to look pretty, but
give up a lot. I've been hurt. 
 I don't like my appearance
at times. I'M NOT PERFECT! 
 But I'm just gunna be me
and see where life takes me.


This was a quiet weekend

filled with long walks in
the marsh, noticing all
the pretty autumn colors,

the first fire in the wood
stove, ,my arms a little
sore from hauling in
wood [I'm out of practice],

eating homemade tomato
dill soup for dinner,

sock knitting,

trying to embrace my new
hair cut and telling myself
it's just another step and
then I can grow it long again.

Wishing you a gentle start to
the new week.

Quick Tomato Dill Soup

Sauté 1 chopped red onion
in 2 Tablespoon butter until
soft, then add 2 chopped garlic
and continue cooking for a
minute or two.
Add 1 quart canned tomatoes
and heat until warm, puree' ,
then add 1 teaspoon dill weed,
salt and pepper to taste.
Add a little cream to pot, maybe
1/2 -3/4 cup [I didn't measure]
heat gentle, being careful not
to boil.
I sprinkle hemp hearts on my
bowl just before eating.

Weekending with Karen


  1. Tracey you look beautiful!!! I'ts a great photo of you! You are so lucky to have such a scenic area to take walks in, I would be out and about every day!

  2. sounds yummy! (I like the new-do......!!! great photo!)

  3. My sweet look so soft and pretty :0) haircuts tend to really frustrate us, but we must is just hair... lol! anyway, I like it and the way that the grey is blending in.

  4. Tracey, I LOVE your new haircut!

  5. The first fire, sounds like the chill may have reached you. Your haircut looks lovely Tracey. You are beautiful my friend. xo

  6. Your hair looks great, I love that length! You truly do live in beautiful surroundings. Have a wonderful week~

  7. Tracey, I love your new profile picture. You ARE beautiful, my friend...I'm glad you had a quiet weekend. After having a lot of people around for the wedding it probably felt good! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Oh, I love your hair Tracey! Beautiful fall colours - including those socks, love them. We are still variations of grey and drear so I'm glad I have your little window into a world of colour for a bit of brightening up. Instant cheer :)

  9. I love the new hair cut! The soup looks great, I'll have to give it a whirl. :)

  10. I love your haircut very much and hope you will as well. You are beautiful my friend :) Yay for wood hauling and fire lighting :)

  11. The haircut looks cute and easy to care for - so two things to love! The tomato soup sounds like a good one for tonight - its a rainy gray day here.

  12. I love your hair cut- you look beautiful, it's fun to try something new. Good for you. Love all the color in your images so everything is white and frozen. Have a lovely week ahead

  13. I love your honesty and authenticity; thanks for sharing who you are! xoxoxo

  14. Oh! I like the hair! Very pretty!

  15. YUM! Tomato and Dill soup...I'll have to try that!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  16. You are one, pretty lady. You walk a lot and I heard sweating/exercise helps hair growth. I like that quote. I feel awkward sometimes and certainly feel I grew up as a late bloomer.

  17. That was obviously a quote and not from your pen, right??? You are beautiful!

  18. Your hair looks beautiful!! And what beautiful fallish photos!!

  19. love the hair cut, I noticed it on your comments. Lovely. You always look beautiful. Thanks for sharing the soup recipe. I love tomato soup but would never have thought to marry it with dill.
    Take care,

  20. I haven't been by for a while but I am loving the new look you.

  21. Tracey! it's so lovely to see you and I love your new haircut!