humble pie

“I want you to stop running from thing to thing to thing, and to sit down at the table, to offer the people you love something humble and nourishing, like soup and bread, like a story, like a hand holding another hand while you pray. We live in a world that values us for how fast we go, for how much we accomplish, for…

under the spell

“Wasn’t there a spell for making yourself happy? Somebody must have invented one. How could he have missed it? Why didn’t they teach it? Was it in the library, a flying book fluttering just out of reach, beating its wings against some high window?” ~ Lev Grossman I came across some old cookbooks in the library the other day. And I found some happiness…


“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night” Taking a short blogging break to spend the holidays with my family. Until then, I wish you a very happy holiday season! ┬áSee you in 2016!

around the kitchen table

knitting again, a few trips to the library, the boys came home, Thanksgiving dinner all together, some musical accompaniment, morning coffee and conversation (much catching up to do), and our first significant snowfall. November

around the kitchen table (and a bit beyond)

  The kitchen table has seen much activity this month besides just the everyday meals there have been transitions and adjustments, oldest son home to visit, youngest son off to North Carolina to attend grad school two apple pies baked warm woolens have been brought down from the attic (we may actually see some snow this coming weekend) painting my own backdrops for still…