Simplifying

Ahem. *tap tap tap* Is this thing on? I sit here in front of laptop, feeling squeamish. Shy. Unsure of what to say. It’s been a while, friends.  And I sincerely thank those of you who have checked in on me, inquiring if everything is all right. Please rest assured...

Willow House Wrap-Up

Congratulations to Betsy K., winner of the Willow House Giveaway!  I hope you enjoy your Gramercy Beverage Server as much as I’ve enjoyed mine. I’ve sent you an email and await your response with shipping address information.  Special thanks to Michelle Parker, Willow...

On Failure and Forgiveness

If you’re looking for the Willow House giveaway, please click here.  The winner will be announced on Friday, December 9th.   I was driving Twin B home from a friend’s house early in the evening yesterday.  He was yammering on about Platform Racing II and Gogos and X...

A Desperate Tradition, Revisited

I love traditions. Don’t you? If you’ve been with me in my little corner of cyberspace for a year or more, then you may recall a post that I wrote last December called A Desperate Family Tradition. If you happen to have missed that one? Fear not.  And click here to...

Down with the Elf

All right. Somebody help me understand. Please? This is an issue that has befuddled my little brain for the past several Christmases, and now that it’s That Time of Year again, the issue has resurfaced. Would somebody please explain to me why it is that I must have...

Wordful Wednesday – For the Love of Music

This fall, much to my delight, The Small One finally decided that he would like to take piano lessons like The Twins. My laissez-faire approach toward the issue has paid off. That’s French for Leave the kid the heck alone, and he’ll come around. And come around he...