"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." --Muriel Rukeyser "Mom," my thirteen year old says, "tell the story of how when you were camping as a kid, a big raccoon walked into your campsite while you were sitting around the campfire and your brother's friend jumped up on the chair and screamed … Continue reading Sharing Stories- Christmas 2016
Every family has its own holiday traditions. Some of them you can pinpoint when and how they started, some just... happened. In honor of Christmas being just one week away, here's a list of our family traditions. Do you have any similar ones? What are your family's favorites? The Advent Calendar: I bought a … Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Moving is stressful. That's about the understatement of a lifetime. Moving with young children can test the patience of a saint. I do not have the patience of a saint, so I'll just leave it to you, dear reader, to imagine my emotional state during this move, now eleven years ago. I do, however, have … Continue reading The (True) Story of a Move
There's a brown free-standing cabinet by the window in the room over the garage. At first it looks like an ordinary, yet old, dresser. But if you open the cabinet doors- it's a sewing machine in disguise. On the inside of one door are pegs to hold about 100 spools of thread, … Continue reading Sew What?