Every year since we moved to Virginia, we’ve wished for a white Christmas. We watch the weather forecast starting the week before Christmas, and most years there’s not even hope. This year, though, after all the turmoil 2020 brought, we thought, maybe, maybe we will at least get snow on Christmas. All week we watched … Continue reading White Christmas!
I took advantage of the warmish weather today and went for a mid-afternoon run. As I panted up a hill in a community nature park nearby, I saw this Charlie Brown Christmas tree all dressed up by the side of the path. It gave me a little jolt of joy. I love the thought of … Continue reading Unexpected joy
I’ve been busy at work these past weeks and have worked beyond my self-imposed boundaries. Now that Christmas is here, I feel light, and this weekend, I feel a sense of, ahhhh for the first time in a while. I’m leading a book club next week, which I’m excited about, and also, everything slows down … Continue reading Just saying hi
The writing prompt I pulled this morning was, “What if you focused on having fun?” This question raised lots of weird and unexpected thoughts for me: If I try to force fun, it doesn’t happen. Fun requires other people. I’d rather do something quiet, like read. And I wondered, am I a fun-hater? I don’t … Continue reading What is fun?
When I got my first e-reader several years ago, I knew Project Gutenberg existed. I knew that if an author had died over 100 years ago, their works were in the public domain, and that Project Gutenberg made thousands of books available for free. But I didn’t really get it. I did most of my … Continue reading Project Gutenberg: a library of free classics at my fingertips
Wind buffets the house. A neighbor leans into the blast as she walks up the sidewalk with her arms wrapped around herself for warmth. I didn’t think it was that cold out, but she wears a white puffy coat with the hood up. This morning my husband and I sat in the living room with … Continue reading Blustery day