Monthly Archives: January 2008

Babette’s Feast

This is one of my very favorite movies. I had the joy of watching this with D17 not long ago when he was on the couch feeling sick…he didn’t have the strength to resist my entreaties to watch with me … Continue reading

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Old Photos

Speaking of hard-working daddies….was looking through old photos the other day and scanned this one in.  Here’s a great dad back at the beginning stages of our family.

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Living on One Income

My friend Darlene, who was “crunchy” way before crunchy was cool, raised 5 terrific sons and after they were grown she started a group for stay at home mothers in her community. The other day on her blog she was … Continue reading

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SweetB Studio

Yesterday I helped my talented friend Barb set up her Etsy shop. She does wonderfully whimsical colored pencil and ink drawings. We put a few of her pieces in the shop yesterday and will work on getting some more added … Continue reading

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I need a title, don’t you think?

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is: Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Katherine the Prickly of Porton Down Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

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We’re Russian Around

Scott and I finished reading The Brothers Karamazov and to celebrate we had Russian Cabbage Pie for dinner tonight.  From the moment I saw the ingredient list to the moment I laid the cooked pie on the table and began … Continue reading

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My First Roasted Chicken

I’d never roasted a chicken in 30 years of homemaking.  I thought it sounded like something that would be dry, tough and flavorless. I have seen the error of my thinking.  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/231348  Yum, yum, yum.

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Growing in Grace

From the wonderful blog at Adventures in Mercy, comes a series of posts, some written by guest bloggers, organized around a theme of growing in grace as one matures as a parent. Parenting with Gentleness It’s the best stuff I’ve … Continue reading

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A Slower Christmas Season

My Christmas tree is still up and it is still fresh and beautiful. If you stick your nose in close, it still gives off a nice piney fragrance. I think I’ll leave it up a little longer. Why not? On … Continue reading

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Two out of three…

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Christmas Cooking

I came into my own as a Christmas cook this year. It only took me 30 years of making turkey dinners once or twice a year to find the conquering chef within, but here she is. The rolls were not … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Music!

Well, it wasn’t necessarily Christmas music, but we sure did have music in the house over the holidays and that was great. Funny how photos of music don’t quite capture it! Doggone! And here’s another one of the cute little … Continue reading

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