all before today’s noon

what a morning!

It began with coffee and journalling in bed with big Bags.

I had in mind that I would relax for a while like a queen. But then, Caleb came in the room and asked me to make a quiche. And the way he asked me was like this:

“You don’t want to make a quiche, do you?”

It’s the only way a teenage boy knows how to ask and I was charmed so I said “Yes!”

I would be delighted.

I was texting with Grace and told her I had made a quiche for Caleb. Being a reader and a writer she immediately replied “I want to write a story called A Quiche for Caleb” and I said, “I already did, with flour and eggs.”

I’m forever exhaling prayers and stories. They come right out of my heart, and out of my fingers. They come out whilst I am in the woods, on walks, in the house, in the car, but most of all, in the kitchen.


The crust is an easy oil crust; 2 1/4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup oil, and 6 tablespoons of milk. I put the ingredients directly in the pan (9 by 13) and mix them with a fork. Then I pat the crust along the bottom and up the sides with my fingers (while listening to music).

For the filling I tend to use leftover bits from the fridge. Today I used up a dozen eggs (the hens lay a doz a day), a bread butt (they don’t get eaten), leftover honey baked chicken from last night’s dinner, basil (leftover from making eggplant parm last week), shredded cheddar cheese, onion powder, pepper, about 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise. I whisked them all together (while talking with David, who was making himself a Creative Coffee using an ice cream cone and other things) and poured the egg mixture into the unbaked crust.

I left it in a 375 degree oven until done. Then, a beautiful rectangle was cut neatly and served on a yellow fiesta saucer to Caleb, the Wonderful.

(the kids have homeschool on Thursdays and Fridays). & I love it.

Then things got even more exciting for Yours Truly.


I left the house with a piece of quiche in my hand (yum) and went on a walk. It was cool outside so I wore jeans and a sweatshirt and off I went, listening to a podcast. I saw nothing of note until I turned around and came home. Then, next to the neighbor’s chainlink fence on the ground something caught my eye. I didn’t have anyone with me so I had to come home and draw a picture of myself in this moment of discovery:

Someone left their tail behind!

I reached my hand through the fence and picked it up. So fluffy, so soft that Seth asked me later if I had washed it.

My heart was filled with serendipity. What a beautiful gift from a very unfortunate baby bunny, whom I am sure is missing it rather badly. However, I accepted gratefully for what it was to me, a good luck charm. If a rabbit’s foot is lucky, a tail must be even more so! It was warm in my hand all the way home. It’s sitting right next to me as I type, along with an orange cat.

PS, If you would like the drawing, email me your address at

Happy Fri-yay friends!



4 thoughts on “all before today’s noon

  1. I’m having really bad DejaVu. I could have sworn you found another tail in the past year…and I think it was a squirrel. Losing one’s tail seems to be a real hazard at your place. L The drawing is an amazing likeness of you! Yet another hidden talent to add to your list. You are a many splendored thing. J Hope you have a great weekend.

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