Paint-By-Numbers Needlepoint

Of course I went tag sale-ing this weekend. And on my way to an estate sale I’d been especially looking forward to, I stumbled onto another sale that looked very promising. So, I stopped there too, and the first thing to catch my eye was…

A Flannel Misunderstanding

Here is a funny story for you: Someone who reads this blog called to tell me the other day that her husband got confused about who was who in the “Comments” section. It seems this man thought his wife was writing under the name…

The 2013 Christmas Letter

THE SMYTHE 2013 CHRISTMAS LETTER CPT America can be the most maddening person to buy gifts for. Not because he’s difficult or picky or because he already has everything. He’s none of those things. What he is, however, is very good at giving gifts,…

The Story Behind This Sign

When I write, it’s generally on the morning leg of the day’s journey. And, since I tunnel into my head when I write, I tend to zone out and miss things that are going on just two feet in front of my face. CPT…

The Big Purple Bag

When we began this camping craziness, CPT America went out and bought everyone in the family a duffle bag. He had it in his mind that we would each be able to fit everything we’d need for the trip into said bag. He color…