• MISS THEM

    Posted on by Molly

    Back in the olden days, children would leave home and never come back. Sometimes they would get on a ship and sail to another continent. Their parents would kiss them goodbye and never see them again. There might have been letters; but often, people just[..]

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  • A BOOK LIST

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    In this dreary part of the year, don’t you love to cozy up and read? Me, too. Here are some suggestions for you. These are books I have loved: A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Cline Secrets of Happiness, Sarah Dunn Best Friends, Martha[..]

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  • THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

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    I am so sad when the holidays are over. The trees by the side of the curb break my heart. They were so desirable, so bright, and so treasured. Now they lay there like castoff junk, looking so forlorn. I wish people would be more[..]

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  • JUST A GLIMPSE

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    Happy New Year! What am I up to, you wonder? I am working on my next novel. It is so cold here right now, there are very few distractions. So I sit in front of the fire, writing. I thought I would give you a[..]

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  • The Day is Done

    REPLETE Nobody stepped on a Lego. It took four hours to open gifts. Everyone mourned the size of their girths at least once. All the toys were opened to shrieks of joy. The current POTUS wasn’t even mentioned. The baby loves[..]

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  • Happy and Merry

    It finally happened! The new blog! While it was in the works, I bought all the Christmas gifts, decorated and wrapped, vowed to go on a diet after the holidays, binge watched a few shows, and read five books. What I[..]

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  • BEFORE AND AFTER

    It is over, and everything was delicious. I need to go on a diet immediately. Lessons learned:Those roasting bags are the very best. Forget trying to make a roux for the gravy. The old “flour and broth mixed into the drippings” works best.Wear leggings to dinner. They[..]

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  • THE BIG DINNER

    Most of us grew up taking holidays for granted. Good grief. We sprawled across our beds, reading books, playing with our toys, or daydreaming, while decorations went up, pies were baked, and gifts just suddenly appeared under the tree, wrapped and tagged: presto! The dinners?[..]

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  • FALL

    Posted on by Molly

    Put the extra blanket on the bed. Take out the screens. Bring the philodendron in off the patio. Rake the leaves. Wait two days. Do that again. Start comparing online chili recipes. Dust off the crockpot. Start wearing socks again. “Spring forward, Fall back.” Wonder[..]

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