Friends

Sisters and Friends

The ballet season has ended, but the play season is just beginning. The stage is set Megan, our good friend Lu and I went to see a play at the […]

All in all, it was a pretty good day. ‘Memba the giant bottle of cheap red wine that appeared at Thanksgiving? I used some of it to make black bean […]

Chilly

I missed the Polar Plunge last year since I was in Monterey, being dazzled by the amazing Aquarium and delighting in the sandy beaches and farmstands. So I made sure […]

Flooded

Guess what? It’s raining! Y’all can stop your rain dances or waltzes or twerking, we’re good for now, especially in Oroville, wherever that is. I was touched at the international […]

Saturday

For some reason, I decided that this weekend was the perfect time to attempt this unnecessarily elaborate dish for Sunday dinner*. Despite my lack of religious upbringing**, and the fact […]

Old & New

Twelfth Night fell on a Friday. I left work early that day to go to Angelika’s little salon in the big woods. Among my Christmas gifts this year was a […]

The sadness of losing my much-loved Roscoe at the end of the old year carried into the new year. A year later, I still can’t believe that his remarkable presence […]

Christmas Day

The stockings were a great success this year. Megan and I may have set the standard too high for next year. But I’ll think about that later. Maybe a year […]

Christmas Eve Day

Merry Christmas to us! And Merry Christmas Eve to everyone else! I am pleased to say that yesterday’s pouring rain is just so yesterday. Today dawned bright and clear, so […]

From the Beach...

It was a beautiful day in Elk Here it is this weekend, and I still haven’t written about last weekend! In my defense, though, I had to stage the giant […]

Artistic

As is our post Thanksgiving tradition, Megan and I met Kalli and Jarrett at the annual craft fair in the Village. The Village was packed, with sillier-than-usual visitors meandering all […]

Aftermath

There ended up being a lot of people jammed into my bijou residence for dinner, but I’m pleased to report that the evening didn’t involve stitches, handcuffs, Narcan or the […]

Thanksgiving Eve

Hello star dish, my old friend I always say that the secret to surviving Thanksgiving is to plan ahead and delegate. Despite following my own well-meant advice, this year’s Thanksgiving […]

Hand Made

I saw a dream come true. Years ago, my siblings scratched and clawed an epic 80 foot by 80 garden out of the pygmy and the scrub. The next year, […]

For Real (Estate)

It’s been a banner year for real estate among my circle of friends. My friend Richard and his wife bought the house they rented for several years. The owner passed […]

Playful

The Stage Is Set I ended my sunny Saturday by meeting Megan and Lu in the Village for dinner and a play. Megan and Lu were already at the table […]

Fair Thee Well

At the Fair If it’s the middle of September, it’s time for the County Fair! It was a Magical Microclimate Tour as Megan and I drove from the chilly, foggy […]

I woke up early on Sunday and crept downstairs to make coffee (and more importantly, let Her Majesty outside). It made my heart smile to see Ben sleeping peacefully under […]

BBQ Party

The Orchard After the delights of the circus, we headed over to show Ben the delights of the family estate. As an engineer, he was fascinated with the solar arrays, […]

Circus, Circus

I am pleased to announce that Ben was able to stay! We met up after I finished work on Saturday and headed for the inimitable Flynn Creek Circus, its distinctive […]