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  • Not Just a Tourist

    If you’re one of the few people that actually read my site on a regular basis (Hi Mom!) you might have noticed that I’ve been a bit absent lately. We’ll it’s been for a very good reason – I’m moving to Seattle! My husband, Jim, has taken a fantastic new job and we’re moving at…

  • Happy Halloween!

    Have a safe and happy All Hallows Eve!

  • Only Today Does the Fire Burn Brightly

    Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow is wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. -Old Inuit Proverb My copy of Widdershins arrived today. Widdershins, by Charles de Lint, is the sequel to The Onion Girl, which I read recently and loved. This quote was on the inside, next to the table of contents, and when I…

  • Let It Snow!

    Yesterday morning it snowed, the first snowfall of the year. The temperatures plunged below zero, and in one night some trees dropped all their leaves in a panicked attempt to keep up with the temperature change. It was amazing to see the blankets of green leaves covering the grass and snow and gathering in the…

  • Turkey Overload

    Chicken with mashed potatoes was my favorite meal as a child, followed by chicken with dumplings. Chicken pot pie came in as a close third. I took turkey sandwiches for lunch to school, and even to work for lunch as an adult. I am a self-admitted serious poultry junkie. My only regret at traveling for…

  • Brining the Turkey

    Unfortunately our trip to Cleveland for Thanksgiving this year was canceled due to a panicky dog and an injured husband. But, that meant that we got to make Thanksgiving dinner at home for the first time ever! Over the weekend we caught a bit of the Food Network Thanksgiving specials, and they talked a bit…

  • Pie makes it better

    What is it about pie that makes everything feel a little bit better? This time of year more than any other, a warm fire, a warm mug of mulled cider and a big piece of pie can really make an evening. Pumpkin, pecan and apple are my favorites for fall, I also love cherry and…

  • Happy First Year

    This past Tuesday was the one year anniversary for this blog, and it sure has changed in one year, as have I. I’ve managed to get the post count up, and I hope work up to posting almost every day. I wanted to take this opportunity to mention some of the other things I’ve been…

  • Happy All Hallows Eve!

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  • Holding on to Fall

    Autumn is my favorite season and it always seems to go by too fast. This year was no different. While I recognize that the leaves started to change at the end of August here, it still makes me sad that for the most part, the leaves have changed and fallen and winter is on it’s…

  • Posting Film to Flickr

    I got my first roll of color film back from the shop today and I’m thrilled to be able to start posting pics from my Rebel 2000 SLR. I’ve owned the camera since college and I’m really glad I finally know how to use it! I’m still figuring some things out, like getting the right…

  • The Woolly Bear

    Jim and I spent this past Sunday at Apple Jack Orchard. We didn’t pick any apples, but we did take a lot of pictures and ate apple brats and apple pie. We stood out amongst the many families with small children, in part because we were not sticky or tending to a screaming child, and…