There is something elemental in the pounding of the surf and the spray of salt-tinged air . . .
that feeds the sheltered spirit. . .
Happy New Year. I hope you are catching your breath from the frenzy of the holidays and preparing for wonderful things to happen in the new year. If you’d like to preview a few goals before setting your own, please hop over to Molly Greene’s fabulous website where she has enlisted the help of a [...]
From our house to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and many blessings for the new year.
I am guest blogging on the lovely Tess Hardwick’s website, Inspiration for Ordinary Life. Tess is the brilliant author of the novel RIVERSONG and her writing is exactly that and more . . . motivational and exquisitely written. It feeds my soul at every visit. One of Tess’ features is entitled 20 Thursday where guest authors advise their twenty-year-old selves. [...]
New does not always mean exciting and transitions are rarely seamless. When my daughter had the opportunity to change schools at the delicate turning point between childhood and adolescence, she agonized and I suffered. It was a long summer dreading the adjustment as she struggled with “but what ifs” and I grappled with my memories, [...]
In the not too distant past, I was the Birthday Grinch. Neither swayed by multicolored packages nor moved by depths of frosting covering candled, cakey goodness, indifference to the birthday process wasn’t enough, I was adamantly opposed to it. Why mark the passage of another year, another chunk of time lost? I pulled my quilts [...]
I feel an affinity for the pioneer women of yesteryear. Life prohibited communication from being lengthy, detailed, or effusive. And yet, they found a way to distill love and support into a single focus, a heartfelt gift: a casserole! In the spirit of the pioneer’s, I have perfected cheesy-goodness. Simple, filling, and oozing love, I [...]
Anne Lamott writes in her book BIRD BY BIRD, “We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.” As humans, we are wired for curiosity, exploration, and hunger for new experiences. Look a child in the eye and you can feel it. Childhood reminds me of summers that stretched long growing [...]
Election Day was earlier this week. I listened to the onslaught of ads, read through the propositions, consulted with those knowledgeable about the issues, and voted after careful consideration. We vote by ballot in our county so I followed the instructions to properly seal the envelope, located the appropriate drop site, took the short drive [...]
Washington State has a reputation for apples and with good reason. Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Cameo. Is there anything more wholesome and delicious? I’m fortunate to have two apple trees in my back yard and the cool summer was prime apple growing conditions for a prosperous fall crop. When that first apple falls, I gather [...]