Hi! I’m Marie. Welcome to the (digital) Lazy W!
I’m so very glad you’re here.
Together with Handsome, my husband of a dozen years and change, I run a small, silly hobby farm in central Oklahoma… the (dirt-and-hooves) Lazy W. We are accidental animal collectors of one buffalo, horses, llamas, honey bees, chickens, geese, guineas, a barn cat named Fast Woman, and a parrot named Bobby Pacino.
We are madly in love with each other and with this somewhat complicated, always surprising life we lead. We are passionate about friends and family, hearth and home, love and laughter. He works way too hard for a top-secret government agency which I’m not allowed to mention. I think he might be an X-men. Or Batman.
After office hours he does the heavy lifting around here and keeps me full of romance. In the mean time I keep the domestic ends more or less tied up, do a speck of substitute teaching at our local schools, and try to stay in touch with my two gorgeous, talented daughters who live in the City and are fast approaching womanhood. (gulp!) I’m also dabbling in writing, which is such a fun part of this blog.
I believe in the power of joy-seeking both to overcome trauma and to generally enrich your life. I believe in the importance of perfect coffee and excellent food and in sharing these with people you love. And I believe in surrounding yourself with great big stacks of amazing books. All kinds of books! I happen to be part of the world’s most amazing book club, Dinner Club With a Reading Problem. We meet several times per year and have become the best of friends.
On this blog you can expect to read about joy-seeking, perfect coffee and the occasional recipe, plus lots of book reviews. Do you have a book that needs reviewing? Drop me a line!
Though not any sort of athlete worth talking about, I love to run outdoors and am training for my first full marathon in April 2014. These training updates will come sporadically, but if you are a runner then I welcome your input and encouragement!
I love to learn what else inspires people, what binds people together, and how we figure it all out. You’ll read these thoughts and ponderings in nearly every post. My hope is to start lots of rich, meaningful conversations with you. How wonderful to understand people better.
More than all of that put together, though, I am devoted to the sheer magic of gardening. You can expect to see lots of gardening posts on this blog. So many.
Not that I have all the answers; but I do have plenty of questions and the willingness to share my soil adventures. Please join me!
The Lazy W is our little country home where we live a life we always dreamed of, endure heartaches we never expected, and gobble up an abundance of love. Lessons learned, dreams fulfilled, and adventures shared. Thank you for following along and sharing your heart!