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Ah, weekends!

Ah, weekends!

For so many years, it has seemed my lot in life to work weekends.  In January of this year, I finally got the chance to make a much-desired (and necessary) schedule switcheroo and work a regular ol’ Monday-through-Friday week.  *A* and I now have two full days off together every.single.week.  Can’t tell you in mere … Continue reading

Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park

Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park

This past weekend, *A* and I took advantage of the beautiful weather by spending Saturday at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina.  It’s about an hour and a half from our house, and though we’ve hiked in many of the state parks around us, it’s one we hadn’t visited yet. It’s a beautiful place, … Continue reading

Now for October Eves!

Now for October Eves!

It’s no secret that October is our most favorite of months. I mentioned our love for Octobers and all the lovely things of fall quite a few times last year: here, here, and here are just three examples.   This first weekend of October, we’re spending our evenings watching a a movie and eating *A*’s most fantastic baked apple … Continue reading

The 6:18 tradition

The 6:18 tradition

Today’s my birthday, number 33! I woke up to a fantastic breakfast of *A*’s new specialty coconut-crusted stuffed french toast.  She’s working on my old-fashioned birthday cake as we speak.  I’m so lucky to have such a great partner.  It’s the icing on the cake (pun completely intended) to have a fantastic baker and cook … Continue reading

Spread a Little Sunshine

Spread a Little Sunshine

I’ve done it.  Made my very first quilt.  Well, quilted picnic blanket, actually.  But the word “quilt” is in there, so that’s  good enough to claim as a “first” in my book. I saw this project quite a while back and thought I might one day tackle it.  Coupled with our love of being outdoors, traveling, and … Continue reading

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

One morning this week as *A* and I were stumbling about our morning routines of getting ready for work, she said to me, “I had the most interesting dream last night.”  This is not unusual – *A* always seems to remember her dreams and talks about them the next morning.  (Whereas I might remember bits … Continue reading

Chin Up, Buttercup

Chin Up, Buttercup

Daffodils (with the somehow sunnier, springier name “buttercups”) and I go way back. They have to be one of my favorite flowers.  I remember my grandmother always looking forward to seeing them pop up in the early, early spring (before it’s official by the calendar).  She called them “jonquils.”  As a grown-up, I have now … Continue reading

Sunny Sunday

Sunny Sunday

This past Saturday was a long day – Museum work all day then Museum fundraiser in the evening.  I left early and didn’t get home until super late, so *A* had the day to herself at home.  She spent it devising a series of surprises for Sunday. Yesterday was a great day.  No over-the-top spectacular … Continue reading