Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

A friend once commented “Lisa, you know the character from the Charlie Brown comic strips called Pigpen? You remind me of him.” Gee, thanks I thought. She continued “Instead of traveling around in a cloud of dirt, though, you travel around in a cloud of serendipity. Good thing happen to you wherever you go!” I wholeheartedly agree.

This cabin is made up of three rooms totaling 285 sq. ft. In contrast, my den in my last home was 216 sq. ft.  So, trying to find a home for everything I treasure has been a fun challenge.  For instance, my jewelry.  I don’t own anything of real value, but I do value what I own.  Some of my pieces are ones that I’ve made, like this turquoise beaded watch band.  I thought all day about how to display my earrings and other items without taking up counter space. I wished for a fisherman’s net or something like it that I could crochet.

My landlady friend returned from the store and kindly gave me some huge sweet onions she’d purchased in bulk.  I had about 8 onions already which were starting to go soft, so I made French Onion Soup with the older onions and saved the new ones for later.  This soup is so easy to make:

  1. Sauté 5 or 6 large chopped  onions in 3 T. butter in a large soup pot on low heat until soft. Hint: If you put a lit tea candle near your cutting board, the onion fumes won’t make you cry.
  2. Add 2 T. flour. I used buckwheat this time.
  3. Add 3 T. bullion. I used Better Than Bullion Vegetable Base.
  4. Add about a gallon of water.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours.
  6. If desired, toast some good bread, top with grated mozzarella and broil in an oven-proof bowl until the cheese is lightly browned.  Enjoy!

The onion skins and trimmings got tossed into an airtight container in the freezer until I can compost them.  I froze some of the soup as a base for future vegetable soups. But best of all, the netting holding the onions became my new earring display!


Think: What need or desire do you have at this moment? Can you invite the fulfillment of that need or desire into your life? Might the solution come quickly and easily?

Say:  Write down or let the artist in you create an image of your wish. A dream board is a collage made up of several wishes.  Say out loud “Thank you for bringing me _____”.  Then let go of thinking about it. That’s right, forget about it.

Do:  When the opportunity comes to fulfill someone else’s wish, do so.  When yours comes true, give thanks.

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