Let the baking begin

It’s Christmas Eve morning. Brahms plays quietly on the record player, our cat Tubbles rubs her face on my pen, smudging my words, and coffee steams on the end table next to me. The sky is blueing after the black of night. My husband is in the kitchen making dough for a braided cranberry walnut … Continue reading Let the baking begin

Morning amble

I’m taking a day off today. We were planning to camp, but camping when both of us work full-time is a giant pain. It’s more stressful than it is fun, what with all the prep work and cleanup on each end of the trip, and having to leave immediately from work to drive and set … Continue reading Morning amble

Snow white

I’m sitting by the window with a fuzzy blanket on my lap and a cup of coffee steaming on the sill. The sun has just come out and is shining on a fresh coat of unexpected snow. The light on the white porch rail is dazzling. Fresh snow sparkles in the herb bed. I slept … Continue reading Snow white

Boggle love

I shouldn’t be as proud as I am of this, especially since I’m usually competing against my 10- and 12-year old children, but I am the reigning Boggle champion in our household. I ❤️ Boggle. I get into it. Every time we sit down to play, I wonder, “Will this be the time I lose … Continue reading Boggle love