I used to be famous. Back when I worked as a reporter for my hometown newspaper just after college, my daily front page stories garnered quite a reputation for me. I would be grocery shopping or attending church or covering another public event, and people would come up to me and … Read more
On Saturday, Steve and I spent most of the day visiting family. We climbed into the Honda Accord around 7 a.m. Saturday, and after a stop at Starbucks for drinks and breakfast sandwiches, we headed South and West for multiple stops. Read more
Most of the time when I sit down to write a blog post, I start with an idea in mind. Often, it’s an idea that’s been knocking around in my noggin for weeks. My #wordoftheweek posts have only slightly more urgency to them. They spring from ideas that have been in my mind for a few days, … Read more
After a couple of weeks of light grocery shopping (I had three weeks of meals in the freezer after all), I went to Wal-Mart on Saturday with a big list, including some Valentine’s treats for Steve and the boys. I knew before I left the house that this trip would result in a long receipt with a big … Read more
Outside, the bare branches of the rose bush and last summer’s basil and even the tulip poplar bend lows in the wind. It’s sunny now — the bright white light bouncing off the snow-covered ground. But it’s frigid. How those tender branches don’t just snap right off, I couldn’t say. Read more
Yesterday, my husband noticed a beer can in the backyard. This is significant for several reasons, the most obvious being that we don’t drink beer and we very rarely through garbage of any kind in our own backyard.
“Must have been the neighbors,” we decided. Read more
Two Sunday’s ago, Steve streamed the theme song from Rocky as I got up off the couch, walked into the kitchen, and pulled out packages of meat, pasta, rice, and vegetables. Over the next four hours, I chopped, I sauteed, I baked, I roasted, I blended, and then I bagged and packaged and wrapped. When the afternoon was over, I had filled the freezer with … Read more