Easter, a Downed Tree, and a Whole Lot of “God’s Eyes”

Posted by mrssmythe on April 19, 2017 in Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Ginger's Snaps, Seasons, Week in Review |

The daffodils are out at Springfield College! The girls and I noticed them (and whole-heartedly approved) when we were on campus last Friday. Other welcome spring color… Glory-of-the-Snow. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a plant? These are popping up in unexpected spots in the yard. I love them. The Flowering Quinces are getting ready […]

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A Hobbit-Themed Egg Hunt

Posted by mrssmythe on March 29, 2016 in Celebrations |

Every year, CPT America puts on an elaborate Easter egg hunt for the girls. Years ago, these were simple affairs, but more recently, he’s stepped up his game, choosing themes and dreaming up elaborate scavenger-style hunts. The girls, of course, love this, and usually start talking about the hunt in February. They spend weeks trying to […]

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Springtime Shawl Planning

Posted by mrssmythe on February 29, 2016 in Crafting, Seasons |

Last Christmas, I bought a lovely skein of hand-dyed, lace-weight yarn. It was an alpaca/silk blend (very nice), but I used only a fraction of it to make a gift for Pepper. The rest – approximately 800 yards – has been sitting in the hall closet ever since. And this has bothered me, because truly it is one of the nicest skeins […]

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Easter 2015

Posted by mrssmythe on April 6, 2015 in Celebrations, Musings |

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 had begun to snow. Snow. On Easter. I confess, my attitude […]

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Holiday Weekend

Posted by mrssmythe on April 20, 2014 in Baking, Celebrations |

Happy Easter, everyone! About our weekend… Friday night, CPT America came in after letting the dogs out and said, “We’ve been egged.” Of course, I thought he meant “egged” in the raw-eggs-thrown-at-the-house sense. I was horrified. But, no. He meant this: I would show you a photo of the dozen or so plastic eggs that […]

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