This morning I got up before seven, made pancakes, and dropped Abby off at her high school for quite possibly the last time. She was scheduled to take the ACT test and we decided it would be easier for me to drop her off than for her to have to find a space, park, etc…

When I was growing up, I had a lot of “stuff”. Toys as a child – Barbies and baby dolls particularly with all the accessories and clothes they required. As a teenager, I had knickknacks and collectibles, cassette tapes, books, and ceramic dogs, clowns (I know!), and dolls. In the late 90’s, after Trever and

Father’s Day 2020 I told myself I wasn’t going to grieve today. Then I realized that love, and memories, and grief are all intertwined in a knot that cannot possibly be untangled by sheer will. But above all, today, in this moment, I am thankful. I am thankful for forty six years of having a

I have decided to continue on with “documenting our dinners” (and occasional breakfasts); if nothing else, I can look back and remind myself of recipe ideas…many are repeats but I will link to a recipe here and there if I find something shareable. May 1st fell on a Friday….we had started doing carryout on Fridays

I started accidentally collecting birds a few years ago. I happened upon this print in Jackson Square in New Orleans and liked the colors so I bought and framed it to hang in my bedroom. After that, I started noticing birds everywhere! They have to be certain style of bird though – and I don’t