New Things

Snow days and elephants

2 years ago Rosie 0
Today is a snow day. Actually, it is a day of freezing rain, but the schools are closed and that means I will not make trips to spend time with two little boys before and after school. I say “spend time” because “babysit” because the term is painful to an 8-year-old and 10-year-old, and “caretaker” Read More

Hide Away Moon – See the Light of the Stars!

7 years ago Rosie 1
The sky is darkened on the night of New Moon, and on a clear night one can see more stars than usual. So I want to tell you about a man who is so passionate about the stars he felt compelled to share them with others. Read More

One Ringy Dingy

8 years ago Rosie 3
Last month, I canceled my phone service to cut costs and to get ready for my winter move to Montpelier. I still had the cell phone, but soon found that I talked more than I thought I did. The monthly minutes quickly ran out and I had to recharge – and spent almost as much Read More

Excuse Me, Sir – Your Blog is Running

8 years ago Rosie 2
Some of you may remember back in May, I had a buddy fill in for me here at TrusttheUniverse. Predictably, Sir Buffalo Sushi has grown tired of guest-hosting the blogs of others (including his mom’s great blog, Polka Dot Suitcase ) and has struck out on his own. Not STRUCK out like in a ball Read More

Auld Lang O’Nine

8 years ago Rosie 4
By now, you are all shoving balls of torn wrapping paper into open boxes – or smoothing out those balls for use next year and breaking the boxes down for recycling. And by now, that Christmas dinner doesn’t look so appetizing, and you’re poking around the covered dishes looking for something less holiday-ish. The cookies Read More

Falling back! And a call to all for art…

8 years ago Rosie 0
Hello, friends! I am back to blogging after a few months of inactivity. I hope you missed it. I have an exciting project to share with you! This venture, by a hip and eco-friendly local artist, is at the grassroots level – and needs your participation! The project, called “Art Is” has no specific goal, Read More

Finding the Tiniest in Vermont

8 years ago Rosie 1
Although I have traveled to many places over the years, Vermont has always called to me. I knew it was where I belonged, and it was a happy day when I received my Vermont driver’s license and put on the “greens,” the green Vermont license plates, on my truck (the numbers and letters on my Read More

Cheers Honey

8 years ago Rosie 0
I know – I missed a day. But I had a good excuse. I went to the farm yesterday and added honey supers to five of the beehives. We hope to pull some honey before opening day on the 4th of July. While I was there, I checked out the blueberry fields with owner Byron Read More

Dance Fever

8 years ago Rosie 3
I was chair-dancing this morning…I can’t sit still when a good song comes on the radio, and pretty soon my upper body starts to sway in the computer chair, then my arms start to swing, and pretty soon I’m doing a full out eyes-closed, lip-biting, torso-turning half-body groove-thing. Good thing I live alone. I relate Read More

Me and My Shadow Puppet

8 years ago Rosie 1
Bennington is rainy and overcast today – a perfect day to make homemade bread and a pot of soup. A handful of dried beans that were soaking overnight, some stew meat, garlic, onion, and some leftover tomato sauce and vegetables, along with the rest of the kale I received in yesterday’s CSA box. Once that Read More

Kale, Kale, the Gang’s All Here

8 years ago Rosie 0
I picked up my first CSA share today. Chuck and Lisa’s produce looks fabulous! The shares are still small, as the season is barely in, but I was happy to get a bunch of young kale in my box today (as well as organic eggs, spinach, and mesclun mix). I love kale. It is so Read More

Little earthquakes and memories

8 years ago Rosie 0
My friend Wojo just sent me a link to a beautiful speech given at Kenyon College. I want to share it with you. The speaker mentions a 1974 movie line that says “Earthquakes bring out the worst in people.” We all have our own little earthquakes on a daily basis. The tough thing about earthquakes Read More

Knots So Good

8 years ago Rosie 0
I have a confession to make. I was a slow learner when it came to tying my shoes. As the only left-hander in the family, I struggled to understand the instructions given by my righty helpers. It just didn’t seem, well, right to me. I was eight years old before I could tie a shoelace Read More

The Moose are Loose!

8 years ago Rosie 0
I am so excited – the moose are invading Bennington! And today we will be partying on Main Street, with music and dancing, arts and crafts…and moose! I will post pics later today – and I’m SURE I will find today’s New Thing somewhere at the fest! Update: Before heading to the Mayfest, I stopped Read More

Greens at the Crossroad.

8 years ago Rosie 0
Today I learned a new word; carrefour. It is a French word meaning “crossroads” and was meant to describe a square or a place where merchants gather. I liked this word because the first half was Latin for “four” and the second half was, quite literally, “four.” Four four. Those types of words always touch Read More

Inch by Inch

8 years ago Rosie 0
A while back, I mentioned that May was going to be a bit serious for me. Well, it’s time to fess up. Many of you readers already know that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. So last week, I said goodbye to the tumor that was causing all the havoc, but it left Read More

Holy Geode, Batman!It’s a Thunderegg!

8 years ago Rosie 2
This week I received a box of goodies from one of my sons – how cool is that? He and his wife sent some organic teas, an infuser and muslin tea bags, and two geodes. At least I thought they were geodes. When I wrote to thank them for the fun surprise, I was told Read More

Throwing in the Towel Animal

8 years ago Rosie 0
Today, we are going to talk about the elephant in the room. Towel elephant, that is. This suggestion comes from Georgia-based writer and buddy Pat Curry – and I must tell you, I had a blast doing this! Thanks Pat! I have never been on a cruise, so when Pat suggested making “cruise ship towel Read More

Down the Drain?

8 years ago Rosie 1
A close friend and dedicated reader of Trust the Universe just sent me this link, and I had to share: http://www.familyhack.com/2007/08/29/drain-tip/ I wonder if this would work to retrieve beans from the noses of children? Read More

Gratitude for Sir Buffalo Sushi and the Smell of Spring.

8 years ago Rosie 5
Thank you, thank you, thank you. If I thought you wouldn’t immediately wipe it off, I’d give you a big smooch on the cheek, Sir Buffalo Sushi.I am grateful to your willingness to give the universe some of your unique talents and make us all look at Mother Earth’s gifts in a new way.You rock! Read More