Return to the Table

  It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and everyone is doing something. There are houses to clean and beds to be made, or there is a car to pack up and gas tanks to fill. You might be on the road (or in the air) right now as you read this, or your rolls might be…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Family

Photo: I haven’t taken any pictures this week. I am living for my time on the beach, so I’m putting up this photo of the beach in Maine.   One of my favorite podcasts is called Helga, and I highly recommend it. It fits quite snuggly between my other faves, Levar Burton Reads and But…

Saying Goodbye, Walking Away

Photo: I can’t even believe that picture. I can’t even believe it!! Yes, I did take that picture. With my phone. Yes, that phone! The phone that usually takes blurry pictures!! This is one of those drop-the-mic kind of moments. How the hell will I ever take a better picture than this!? Also, big props to Marney Mae…

[Quiet Thoughts] Anticipate the Inevitable

Photo: Welp…my first attempt at this rag doll pattern didn’t quite work out as expected. Though I’m disappointed, I learned a lot about my sewing machine and pattern reading. I think I know where I went wrong and how to do better. Best of all, I have enough “soil” for a re-attempt. It’s inevitable… if…

[Quiet Thoughts] Footprints in the Snow

Photo: If you look closely, you’ll see foxprints in the snow. He’s always alone when he heads out. This is actually a direction that he rarely takes, so I wonder if he’s getting hungry and seeking new places to find what he needs. I saw his prints in the driveway later, so I know that…

Mothers need support. Big and Small. And from self.

  This week has been all about my in-laws. There was a parting shot of ridiculousness that infuriated me on the way out the door, but that will be reserved for another post. Today, we talk about criticism. My husband has a brother who is a 4 years behind him. That brother has a wife…