less, but in no way lesser

This year did not go as expected. Few do, I’ve found, but this one went off the rails right around Memorial Day. It was a tough haul to get things back on track. That happened about the first week in December, and then it...

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light a fire

This year. Man, what a long strange trip it’s been. I’ve done better with the light quotes than I realised. I managed most of the ones I had in mind – even though some months that might have been all I posted...

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scenes from solstice

And with these, I think I’ll bow out until next week. Kristina has landed and should be home soon. There are presents to wrap and cookies to bake. My sisters will be down for a quick visit next week. We are blessed. Merry...

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unpacking memories

I have labelled one of the boxes of Christmas decorations FIRST. This box contains the Christmas calendar and the gnome. Usually, it also contains the snowmen tealight holders. I think they were actually designed as egg cups, but...

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the first of December at our house

I put off Christmas as long as I can. That made me sound a little like Scrooge.  I am not.  I love Christmas. In December. Not while I’m shopping for back-to-school supplies.  Not when kids are singing trick-or-treat...

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