I may not have a tree in the house today, but there are presents wrapped by the fireplace. While all of us are in some degree sick (the First Reader is slowly recovering, I seem to have a mild case, and the Boy was awake coughing but is sleeping in now) we don’t have anywhere… Read More Christmas Day
A snippet from Special Delivery *** Bonnie found that walking down the long driveway to check the mail was a good way to get out of the house and stretch her legs every day. Her garden was dormant and peaceful under it’s light blanket of snow, but she was still restless. Six days a week,… Read More Odd Prompts: The Holly and the Ivy
Thirty years ago, my dad and my Uncle Doug wrote out the lyrics, which should of course be sung to the familiar tune… I did a little sketch to go with it, was going to do more and decided that would be too many images in one post! Enjoy! On the twelfth day of Christmas,… Read More Alaskan Twelve Days of Christmas
I’ve been getting ready for a flying visit from friends, and as I was preparing the house for eyes other than family, and baking because my love language is ‘have you eaten? Here, have a cookie.’ I was also thinking about gifts, and their impact on our lives. It’s not easy to give meaningful gifts… Read More Musing on Gifts
We left our house at ten in the evening, with the intention of driving straight through to New Hampshire for a family Christmas. We made it… around 5:30 pm the next day. Thoughts from the trip. The NY toll road is long. Very very long, especially when you do most of it in the dark… Read More Safely Traveled
Continued from yesterday… Wizbun stood staunchly, gripping his staff tightly, as the bright red box began to smoke slightly. At the lower corner, the paper turned black, and then burst into flames. Frantically, Wizbun aimed his magic staff at the conflagration, extinguishing it with a quick blast. But now the box let forth an angry… Read More Artfully: Day 9
Christmas is coming fast, and there is snow on the ground, but the house is dry and warm, so I am happy. Doesn’t take much to make me happy. More photos of kids, baking, charlie-brown trees, and possibly cats, this week. Growing up we never had trees at our house, so I had to go… Read More Beautiful America: Merry Christmas!