Easter 2015

This year, we spent part of our Easter up the hill from our town, at the home of some friends of ours. It was a large-ish gathering; about seventeen people total. We had just finished our ham and sweet potatoes when someone noticed it…

Coming Down Off the Sugar High

Gads, did we have a lot of sweets floating around the house this holiday season! Was it like that at your house too? I actually didn’t think it would be so pronounced this year, because I was too busy to do much baking. I…

The Black Gloves

One of the gifts CPT America gave me this year for Christmas was a pair of black gloves. I had mentioned that I needed a pair about two weeks ago. And, sure enough, Christmas morning I had a new pair of black gloves in my stocking. The…

A Return to the Ordinary

We had a wonderful Christmas. A really, really wonderful Christmas. But, oh, it’s blissful to return to the everyday. Of course there’s that initial moment when you wake up and find yourself blinking in the light of a morning without any pressing obligations or unfinished tasks….

Gray Skies and Fruitcake

The leaves are nearing the end of their run now. Many of the trees are bare, but there are still a few holdouts around town – trees who are going out in a blaze of glory, so to speak. And, just outside the library,…