When Friends Get Together

When Friends Get Together

As someone on a Facebook page said, “Together is the very best place to be.” Our group was small–Nancy was on a speaking engagement and Carolyn had a nasty cough–but Peg, Jane, and I enjoyed a lively conversation, shortbread, and chocolates. Jane brought the chocolate turtles, and my! Were they good!. Oh! Along with cups […]

Out With the Trash and Debris

Out With the Trash and Debris

Trash! It does accumulate, doesn’t it? Before we know it, we have caches of stuff that we don’t use any more, but we hold onto it with a feverish grip born of familiarity. Sometimes, we get so used to it we don’t even see it any more; it’s just part of the scenery. Yesterday, I […]

What are You Doing Christmas?

What are You Doing Christmas?

What are you doing this Christmas? Are you planning a large celebration with family or friends? Do you have a trip in mind? If so, would you like to go to Ireland or Scotland, England or Finland and experience the celebration of a different culture? Perhaps Hawaii or a Caribbean island where it’s warm? Are […]

Sunday Coffee with Blanche

Sunday Coffee with Blanche

My friend Carol sent an email this morning. On the subject line, she had written, Sunday Coffee with Blanche. It would be nice if she and I could sit down for coffee this morning–it would be nice if you and I could too. So, let’s pretend. This morning as I was checking through the news […]

A Cross Patch Day Made Right

A Cross Patch Day Made Right

What do you get when you cross a cloudy, damp, chilly day with three lively ladies, coffee, and snickerdoodles? Well, you get a cozy critique, of course. The rain had stopped by time for the critique but I doubt rain, sleet, or snow would have stopped Peg and Jane from trudging through the November day. […]

Out of the Shadows Into the Light

Out of the Shadows Into the Light

It’s strange–the things which have no physical substance but which affect our lives. No one would doubt that shadows exist. When the sun shines on an object, that object casts a shadow. We can’t pick up the shadow or smell it or hear it, yet it is there. When I was a very small girl, […]