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Not by bread alone

I never know quite what feedback to expect when I post a blog: Laughter? Snarky comments? The sound of crickets? All of the above? Yesterday, my blogging efforts were recognized in the most incredible way: Having read about our new toaster, our neighbor, Nancy, baked us a loaf of bread so the appliance would have … Continue reading

Hello, Goodbye

Trying to squeeze every minute out of this, the last Sunday before ALL the fall activities finally swing into high gear and every weekend is scheduled until mid-2014, Catherine and I made a wonderful Pasta Alla Vodka following this recipe from the Rhyme & Ribbons blog, and then the three of us went out for … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — The Big Comfy Couch

(This is not a) Drive By

Happy to report I made it out of the driveway today. No, this is not a trick post. Turns out this morning, it was a little harder than usual to back out, and not on account of my questionable driving skills. Our neighbors, parents of an infant, need a looooooong nap. I may offer Catherine … Continue reading

A sure-fire cure for spring fever

Ah, spring! How wonderful to feel the warm sunshine and balmy breeze, see the spring bulbs blooming and the trees in bud. Like just about everyone else in the neighborhood, we celebrated the change of season last weekend by getting outdoors — albeit briefly. And as liberating as it was to shed some layers of … Continue reading

Good riddance, Irene, but thanks for the gift

How amazing that just a little bit of inconvenience can provide a bit of necessary perspective. Here we are now, 24 hours post-Hurricane Irene and the power is back on, new containers of ice cream are nestled in the freezer and the yard has been cleared of twigs and leaves. Many others up and down … Continue reading

Over the fence and into our hearts

The neighbors have left. No, we didn’t drive them away. They outgrew their post-War Cape, even with its addition. The baby has been a nomad since the day she was born, sneaking in a few winks in a bassinet in the dining room, play room, a sibling’s room. They had to go, and it isn’t … Continue reading

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