Preparations Must Be Made

Folks in my town were notified of a boiled water advisory yesterday afternoon because of a water main break. This was actually excellent timing for me, because I’d already done my cooking in the morning, with a new slow cooker recipe for beef stew. I’d also prepped a new bread recipe, which claimed to be … [Read more…]


We got home late on Wednesday night, and it’s been pretty busy ever since. Along with the usual unpacking and laundry, I’m taking a fiction writing class–my first ever–and I had an assignment due on Thursday night. Which I couldn’t manage, but I got it in by Friday morning, so that’s not too bad. We … [Read more…]


Happy end-of-February-break, everyone! I trust that you survived our brief foray into winter with super-cold temperatures. We missed it entirely, since we went to Savannah. Why yes, we drove all the way down. Fourteen hours with no stops, except of course there were stops. We left right after school on Thursday and stayed at a … [Read more…]

How Can You Not Get This?

Back when M was 3 or 4 years old, we’d sometimes do puzzles together. And almost every time, I couldn’t help thinking that she might be mentally incapacitated. I know, I know: she was little. But it’s not like these were thousand-piece puzzles or something. They were toddler puzzles. Extraordinarily easy, I-could-do-this-blindfolded puzzles. So I’d … [Read more…]