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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

My handsome husband is coming home. When he walks through the door tomorrow night, he will be just a few months short of spending fifty years in medicine. Fifty. He was a college freshman when he talked to his mother about becoming a doctor. "Fine," she said, "If you...

These Things are Helping me Through

These Things are Helping me Through

It is still Covid-crazy in our part of the world. My husband and I are about to make a big transition. It is dark when we wake up every morning, and today it is -4 degrees. Here are some things that are helping me get through, not in order of importance: My Spot - ...

Waiting for the Snow and More

We are waiting for snow here in our neighborhood. Major snow. Schools cancelled 24 hours in advance based on the predictions. They even cancelled basketball games. That is serious in our part of the world. And yet, it looks a little more like spring through my office...

Does This Snowman Spark My Joy?

As I put away Christmas this year, I'm asking that question about everything from twinkle lights (yes) to broken candles (not really. But do they make this kind anymore?). We've celebrated our last merry & bright season in this little house, and I'm rather sad....

Happy New Year!

My grandmother used to tell us about one cold winter's night when they gathered with friends for a neighborhood party. It might have been New Year's Eve. All the young families bundled up their babies, harnessed their horses, and drove across the hills in sleighs. I'm...

Letting Go of Christmas

Letting Go of Christmas

I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize this:  I don't have to be the designated adult for Christmas anymore. Two more generations of our family now have have jobs, cars, homes, skills, and the ability to secure a meal. Yet, I kept thinking it was my job to do...