Happy Valentine’s Day! A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the unexpected beauty around me. I saw a good [...]
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Native born Californians relish sunny February days. But for us transplants from cooler climes, there’s nothing like a misty midwinter morning to rev us up. Wet, gray skies turn the evergreen landscape into a black and white still life reminiscent of our snowy childhood playgrounds.
Sorry to leave you hanging with promises of Peru pictures. I meant to make good on those promises, but then a few days after our return, just as I was feeling back to normal, we got a call in the middle of the night. The kind of call that lets you know the old [...]
Hello! I’m back from exploring a part of the world that is frankly otherworldly. Peru was so much more colorful, noisy, beautiful and demanding than I expected. I’ll share more over the next few weeks as I edit photos and compose my thoughts, but couldn’t wait to show you some of the gorgeous colors and [...]
Happy New Year! I hope you made very merry over the holidays. So much so that you’re just now turning to New Year’s Resolutions. I haven’t made a single one, but I have enjoyed dipping into Susannah Conway’s Unraveling Workbook for 2014. The workbook is a free download and gives you lots of writing prompts [...]
Merry Christmas all! Here’s hoping you’re resting from your holiday labors this weekend. Feet up, book in hand, take-out menus or a no-fuss slow cooker recipe nearby. Me? I’m perusing a new collection of essays on knitting, finalizing Peru plans and playing with the kids when they’re around. Just doing my best to slow down [...]
At a recent gathering a friend mentioned how much she was anticipating Christmas and another responded that as a child she could hardly sleep because of the anticipation. I remember feeling that way as a kid, but as a grownup it’s easy to become more anxious than excited about Christmas. I still lose sleep, but [...]
So then there’s the day your daughter’s work and name makes it into the New York Times and you marvel at life’s unexpected blessings.
Last year at this time I was stuffing white-on-white wedding invitations into gold calligraphy addressed envelopes. Today you can see those same invitations over at marthastewartweddings.com where our daughter Claire’s wedding is featured in the “Real Weddings” section. The wedding happened last New Year’s Eve in Stinson Beach, California. Claire trained as an architect and [...]
Yep. They’re back. Found them in the pocket of an apron I wore briefly on the day they went missing when I made dinner last night–safely out of Mercury Retrograde. Oh, and Miss Venezuela won the Miss Universe pageant.