No Card for You: First Annual Holiday Blog Wrapup

I didn’t send you a card. Not because I don’t like you. I never finish my cards. Ever. Somewhere in the recesses of a closet lies a box of unsent wedding thank yous from a dozen years ago–I was so appreciative I wrote novels. I paused to include...

Where Do You Buy World Peace?

It’s Christmas shopping season. We’ve got boxes, bangles, and bags everywhere, even though I’ve done my best to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I’m not close to done preparing and baking this year. Christmas is sneaking up on me. Maybe it’s...

Obstructions

I’m running late… It happens. A lot. I get up to do some work in the morning. Then I leave late for…work. I’ll drive faster.  I want to back out of the driveway. A fawn stares me down. I stop. I wait. I’ll make up the time on the back...

A Little Like Christmas

There was a box from Amazon at the door. I forgot what I ordered. I opened it up. Coffee. Another one came two days later. A carrier for my lunch tin and copies of my friend’s book. Cool.  I don’t buy a lot of stuff, but when I do, I forget it’s on...

Frugal Is a Lie

I’m canning. Canning everything in sight, actually. Somehow, in the process of doing all this work, I live under the illusion that I’m saving money. It’s a lie. It’s a lie I refuse to confront as I swim up to my chin in tomatoes, wash, and get...