night light

Today was a cleaning-errands-fixing-baking-library-chocolate zucchini muffin day.  Floors were washed, broken door knobs were replaced, a sweater was cast off, a coupon was redeemed, books were borrowed, soup was cooked, homework was completed, a closet was purged . . .  It was perfectly productive for a plan-free day.  Tomorrow holds a few grocery transactions, some dress-making, and a … Continue reading


Sometimes one must balance all that physical fitness with butter, sugar and chocolate.  It’s the right thing to do.  I call these Kata’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, and they are the ONLY chocolate chip cookies we bake around here. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup margarine 2 eggs 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp … Continue reading

wild child

NOTE: I wrote this one year ago but just now found it in my gigantic pile of draft posts. So much has changed (one kid is really studying abroad + the other is in high school), but so much has also stayed the same (the need to be still and enjoy this life we’ve made … Continue reading


Last year we found the perfect fall escape, so with very little discussion, I went ahead and booked it again for this year.  We lucked out, and the weather was lovely.  On the first day, I finished my reading and knitting.  I was prepared for that happening, and I cast on a stranded hat with … Continue reading