Special Occasions

Festive

Going to the craft fair to admire Lichen’s beautiful work had a sort of reverse domino effect, with me doing things earlier in the week that I would normally have […]

On the Town

Our plans to go to the Festival of Lights with Erica and Jessica went awry. It was pouring all day, so we postponed the sparkle to a less rainy day. […]

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 […]

Ready or Not

Ready to Go I was planning to sleep in until it was light(ish) outside on this T-Day, but the ever-willful Audrey had other ideas, as she often does. She woke […]

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 […]

This Is Halloween

It was a dark and stormy Halloween, but we did not let that deter us from the determined hunt for candy. Jessica was dressed as Hel, the Norse goddess of […]

Weekend Excursion

South Coast View During a break between storms, Megan and I once again wended our way to the south coast. Coming around a corner, we found the view above to […]

Dining & Dancing

Megan and I headed for the beautiful south coast in her little red car on a rainy Sunday morning. The ocean was showing off, as it does when stormy weather […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden Girls

Enjoying the View Saturday was a postcard day, one to gladden the hearts of tourists from anywhere – and they are from anywhere and everywhere. On my way to work […]

Wonderful Wedding

Lu & Rik’s Wedding Invitation The invitation definitely set the tone for Lu and Rik’s wedding. Drawn by Rik’s daughter Rachel, it invited us to a “BBQ bash and wedding […]

The Kitty Report

Birthday Girl It’s the ninth anniversary of Audrey arriving on the planet and showing it who’s boss this Saturday. She shows no signs of slowing down or becoming less obnoxious […]

Quilt Show

Our quilt theme continued with a visit to the annual quilting show. Megan met me after work on Saturday. She and the dogs had taken a lovely walk on the […]

How to Make an American Quilt

Gifts are not a big part of Junapalooza, but the gifts this year were definitely sentimental in nature. Rio, whose birthday it was, asked Megan, Erica, and me to each […]

Junapalooza II

Jessica’s birthday card to Erica Well, this year’s Junapalooza was awesome. Erica decided long ago that she wanted it to be a fancy high tea. I had my doubts, because […]

Megan's Birthday

My former boss gave me a very generous gift certificate to the Ledford House, where I recently met my friend Jim for a drink in the bar, and taking Megan […]