Bicycle! Bicycle!

It’s no secret that I love curbside treasures. I have very little shame when it comes to slamming on the brakes, backing up, and loading up some great find from someone’s garbage pile. Even with people watching me from inside the house. And after 20-some years of garbage picking I’ve found some wonderful pieces. • … Continue reading Bicycle! Bicycle!

Get Over Here, Spring!

Have you ever noticed how two people in a relationship make their own culture? Just a baby-society for two. When my friend Jill and I get together we always go yarn shopping (its our national pastime), and stop at a chocolate shop for the same candy (national dish) and we even tell the same funny … Continue reading Get Over Here, Spring!

Give Thanks

For Thanksgiving, we jump in the car and drive to see family out-of-state.  And of all the real holiday activities, this one little trip is a beloved tradition for me.  I’m not sure why.  It may be the time of year.  Fall is just starting to stagger under winter’s coming cold.  Harvested fields are barren, with … Continue reading Give Thanks

Five-Year Plan Party

Several years ago I was watching one of those daytime “housewife” shows. You know the ones: the ones with segments dedicated to clever ways to use leftover meatloaf, cute ways to “dress up breakfast” for your kids and “10 ways to look 10 pounds thinner.” Good TV.  Anyway, one segment featured a woman who talked … Continue reading Five-Year Plan Party