The places we escape to, are often right here at home I’ve been scarce here lately. Both of my sons came home for a visit and we enjoyed some much needed family time. And since it’s summer, like many of you, I have been spending a lot of time outdoors. In fact, most sunny mornings I take my laptop out on our deck and…

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

with gratitude

the last few years have been a lesson in gratitude for the simple things I no longer get frazzled over the holidays if I forget the cranberry sauce, it’s no biggie since my family is now scattered across the US I am thankful just to be at the dining room table all together this Thanksgiving. I am also so thankful for all of YOU…

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…

weekend snapshots

we seem to have gone right from summer to fall weather over the weekend although the sun was warm, the air was fresh and crisp perfect for apple picking and warm apple cider donuts