32 Cups of Kraut

I sat at the kitchen counter and watched the whole thing unfold.  I nervously held my breath as he first tried the garbage disposal, then attempted to plunge the backed-up kitchen sink, to no avail.  The 10 liter fermentation crock sat empty on the counter in plain view, exposing my secret.  He was too distracted to put … More 32 Cups of Kraut

A Home Bar With a Conscience

When my husband and I constructed a home bar in our finished basement, we thought we were creating a place of occasional relaxation and adult escape.  We didn’t realize that we were installing a conscience as well. Workout completed, dinner finished, lunches packed, basketball practice done, homework complied with, nighttime stories read, the kids tucked into bed, kitchen … More A Home Bar With a Conscience

The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

I hope everyone had a splendid Valentine’s Day with their sweetie.  Or themselves, if you are lacking in the “sweetie” department. Whatever.  V-Day in the Hoover Household was business as usual for the most part, however, my day could be described as nothing short of a roller coaster ride! The Loop-the-loops and Peaks: In (my) big news…. The Stealing Drawer was republished on Sammiches and … More The Valentine’s Day Roller Coaster

Let It Breathe…

Perusing the local Flea Market a couple of weekends ago, I came across an unusual wine decanter.  Excited by my find, I exclaimed boisterously to the salesclerk at check out, “I can’t wait to get this home and try it out!”  He gave me a peculiar sort of look, his lips curled up in a sneer.  … More Let It Breathe…

Still Going Strong

Finished out my fourth week's #500milesin2017 challenge 0.4 miles over my goal. If the weather cooperates, I plan on less runs, but more miles next week so I can put a bit more emphasis on my strength training. #running #weightlifting #coldweatherrunning #healthy #stressintostrength #getsome A post shared by Cari Hoover (@sixbemuse) on Jan 29, 2017 … More Still Going Strong