missed you

missed you

I can’t believe I’ve not been here since mid-October. It wasn’t intentional. For days, then weeks and eventually months, I scolded myself for not, at least, letting you know I was still among the living. Although, some days, only by … Continue reading

more happy

more happy

It’s quite remarkable how the world is reframed for me when one of my daughter’s is coming home. More clarity, more energy, more happy. Not sure ‘more happy’ is a thing, but happier doesn’t do this feeling justice. In order … Continue reading

planting another garden

planting another garden

We haven’t had rain for weeks. As the heel of my work boot hits the top of my garden spade, the force drives it deep into the parched soil. The well-rooted older gardens brave the drought with hardened patience. They understand … Continue reading

the wedding day

the wedding day

While we were waiting to have our hair done, Mom asked Meggie if she was nervous. Meg looked up from the magazine she was reading, her face beaming and said, “Nan, I’m gonna run up that aisle – I can’t … Continue reading

orange curd granola parfaits

orange curd granola parfaits

Every once in a great while life hands you a chance to live a dream, if you’re brave enough to take it. Three years ago, when Liz Rowe walked into my life and said, “I heard you’re the person I should talk … Continue reading