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Summer by the Yard

A new deck is going up on our house as I write this. And I can hardly wait to sit out there in the cool of the evening. At our last house, my husband and I would often sit on the front porch steps, chatting lazily, watching Thistle poke around, and waving at passing...

Reminiscing with my shoes off

I’m going barefoot more often these days. One of the reasons I really like our new house is that it reminds me of the house I grew up in. Not as it is now, with new windows, new floors, a fabulous deck, and not one stick of furniture from my childhood–but...

Feeling Like a Kid on Mother’s Day

Remember when we were kids and we wanted to feel like grown-ups? Now I’m a grown up and all I want is to feel like a kid again. I got to spend much of the day with my mother yesterday. My brother and I drove ourselves over. We took groceries to make a special,...

Celebrating Our Anniversary

My husband is a private guy. I like that about him. There’s a LOT I like about him, actually. This week we’re celebrating our 26th anniversary, which is more than a little astonishing. On one hand, it seems like we just met. On the other, I feel like...

Everything Changes Yet Stays the Same

We’ve been in our new home for two months now. New job. New town. New grocery store! And here’s what I’ve discovered much to my surprise . . . my life doesn’t feel all that different. I expected this to be a sea change–a huge upheaval...