Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and in the spirit of celebrating, I decided to join in on Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Writing Contest. The prompt asks writers to tell a hopeful Valentine story for kids either in poetry or prose in 214 words or less. I thought I'd try my hand with some rhyming couplets--hope you enjoy … Continue reading Special Delivery
Another spring break has come and gone, and it’s gone by in the usual fashion, filled up to the brim with projects and gardening. My mother makes a tradition of going out to see her mother whenever she can break away during spring break, and, having the time, I decided to join her for the … Continue reading Memory: What We Keep and What We Lose
It is the week of Thanksgiving, which means many things to many people. For some, it is a dreaded week of hectic schedules, preparations, and stressful social events. For some, it’s packed with school activities and projects, the promise of a few days off being the carrot at the end of the stick. For others, … Continue reading Thankful for Everything?
I wonder what Montana is like, I thought when I heard that I would be going there on a family trip. I’d been to Montana before, but only in the sense that I had been to a tiny airport there that only opened when a plane landed and closed when the plane took off again. … Continue reading A Tour of Lakes–Back from September Travels
August has blown in, bringing with it the opportunity to wear both my summer and winter wardrobe, sometimes on the same day. And because August has both National Sisters’ Day and my sister’s birthday, I thought I would write about that particular loveliness in my life. My sister is very much like me. We both … Continue reading Sisters
When I sat down to write a blog post for this week, I realized that it’s been quite some time since I’ve written one. This is partly due the house renovations, which have evolved into a much bigger project than had been originally planned. What began as a simple idea to take down the thirty-year-old … Continue reading Amazing Grace
The knife glides through the airy whipped cream and chocolate dusting, sliding down through the rich chocolate filling and meeting the small resistance of the light crust at the bottom of the pie plate. Carefully slipping a fork beneath the slice of pie, I lift it gently up, checking the edge of the wedge to … Continue reading A Serving of Chocolate Cream Pie