Eggnog, I think, is a funny drink. With all the eggs and cream and what with the coldness of the thing, I think it should be more of an Easter libation than Christmas. (You know, in Spring when the hens are layin' and the cows giving milk. But I was only a farmer in my … Continue reading Honey Bourbon Eggnog
Today is the penultimate day of Christmas. I don't just say that to justify the eggnog I made two nights ago, or the fact that all the decorations are still strewn about the house. I also have to admit that I was wrong this year. I thought Christmas ended with Epiphany on January 6th. My … Continue reading ‘Tis (Still) the Season
OK, our Sundays are never really lazy, but today was rainy, and rainy Sundays feel like they should be lazy. And what better way to spend the single 90 minutes of downtime I had between putting Bitsy down for her nap, baking brownies for the parish picnic, and shuttling all three kids to said picnic … Continue reading A Lazy Sunday Crafternoon
Something wondrous is afoot amouth. My Baby Bear has lost her first tooth. I remember when that tooth came in. With pain and toil did I bring it! (Or so I thought.) Dr. Awesome was away on a long, tropical and enviable business trip, so naturally his firstborn needed to do something really horrible to … Continue reading Of faeries and lies.
When I started bringing home the groceries on Monday and Doc saw the bottles of bubbly, white flour, and bags of brown sugar he asked, quite seriously, “Are we even gonna make it to Thanksgiving?” I am cooking this year. Because I have five gallons of sourdough starter and company coming who loves her cinnamon … Continue reading Thanksgiving: The Final Countdown
Day what? I think it’s Day 30. Which means yesterday, my birthday, was Day 29, which is very fitting since that’s how old I turned. Again. Ahem. So, here I am, cruising along this no sugar thing. I have become the woman who says “No, you can’t have those yogurts, there’s too much sugar in … Continue reading Day What?
Is it conspicuous that during an attempt to reduce the carby footprint of my family, I take a two-week hiatus from writing after the biggest FREE SUGAR holiday of the year? No, of course not! Life is hectic when you’re keeping kids from candy bowls. And, you know, just keeping them alive in general. Halloween … Continue reading How was Halloween, anyway?
(This post was written on Friday, Oct. 27th. We're not at Halloween yet!) Tonight from my desk, only some studding and two layers of sheet rock from my children’s beds, I was beset by the screeching of the marooned souls on the other side. How DARE we put them to bed? What is this, Alcatraz? … Continue reading Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.