2012 by the numbers: 2: fish that lived and died in our house 1,175: dollars raised for world hunger which then resulted in me dying my hair red 20: weight, in pounds, of the cast iron stove grate that fell onto my big toe while cooking dinner for 100 at church 2: times I traveled […]
I’ve been 35 for one month now, and what have I got to show for it? Let’s see… I: * enjoyed a gorgeous and peaceful Christmas * have read three books (far fewer than is normal) * cooked the best pot roast ever to exist in the history of pot roast * watched all the […]
Decorating: Baking: Performing: Meeting: Reading: Singing: Loving:
My heart’s hurting for Newtown, for victims everywhere of gun violence, for people suffering with mental illness. I’ve been reading a lot since Friday night. Here are a few links to some smart, sobering, precious responses: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who? Insanity is Winning How To Help I Cry To You From […]
A year ago today, at just about this time in the afternoon, my friend texted me to inform me she was pretty sure her labor had begun. She and her husband (our former neighbors) had asked me to serve as their doula for the homebirth of their first child. It was such an honor to […]
I gave us an early Christmas present. This is one of my favorite photos from our summer road trip. (Click here for more on that.) The fish were jumping all around this dock at our Cedar Key cottage, and M was on the look-out for more action. It’s my first time getting a large print […]
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It was Labor Day weekend, 2004. My 3 month old son is to be baptized, but the threat of Hurricane Frances has closed the airports, highways, and even church. All of our family members who are to fly in have had their flights canceled. Our consolation prize was a week with our dear friend who […]