Category Archives: Family nonsense

May Day

When I was a kid, May 1st was about spring, and flowers. So here you go: Our dogwood is in full bloom. It’s an oldie, and puts on quite a show. Beneath it was a bit of a shade jungle, … Continue reading

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Just a bit of catch-up

ZIP ZIP ZIP That’s the sound of the days as they fly by. Sheesh. We pretty much have the house put back in order, random left-behinds that she actually wanted have been gathered up and shipped to the youngest fledgling, … Continue reading

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Post holiday crash

Happy holidays to you! I hope you got to do what makes you happy – whether that involves people in your life or just a good movie on the TV. It’s fairly busy around our place, with assorted family and … Continue reading

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So unfair

Babysitting the cats during breakfast to make sure the little one gets a chance to eat. Amelia thinks it’s highly unfair that I won’t let her swipe food from the elder (underweight) one. Doesn’t matter that she already inhaled her … Continue reading

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How was your weekend?

My company’s biannual retreat was Friday at Suncadia Resort (near Cle Elum, WA), and so I just added an extra day to my stay and the Mr. drove out to meet me so we could make a weekend of it. … Continue reading

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With the paint

I totally forgot that I had written about painting our living room! Well, I did – and I love it. We went with a sunny, buttery yellow, which is a great background for punchy colors like red and aqua. We … Continue reading

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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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