Category Archives: Family nonsense

Slow life

There is something oddly satisfying about chopping wood by hand. The heft of the axe, the smooth arc of the swing, the soft thunk as the wood splits and falls to the ground. With the sound of the river in … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

Even in this internet age, I find myself turning to handwritten recipe cards that my mom made for me when I moved out on my own. Today, a batch of Unbaked Cookies.

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In the nick of time

Squeaking in under the wire, I just finished a Christmas stocking for our granddaughter. I’ve made quite a few stockings in my time, but they are usually knit — this time I was taken by a sequined kit and my … Continue reading

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And so it begins

From the popping of cranberries to the final slice of pumpkin pie, I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving. Gobble till you wobble!

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Money pit

Houses, man. They are expensive – even if your mortgage payments are reasonable because you bought the house before the market lost its mind, the ongoing maintenance is not insignificant. It’s these things that *almost* make me wish we were … Continue reading

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26 years (and counting)

The Mr and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend by strapping on a couple of heavy backpacks and hitting the trails.  With all the forest fires in this part of the country, we headed the opposite direction: west out to … Continue reading

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Productively unproductive

A lazy weekend at the cabin turned out to have quite a bit of activity.  We went on a hike on Sunday (which nicely took the place of my scheduled run), among the ski runs. They look a little eerie … Continue reading

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