I posted this on my old blog a few years ago. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get the veggies to make them this year, given the current state of the nation’s grocery stores. But if you can, you might want to try this. It’s more labor-intensive than using those little chemical dyeContinue reading “Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs”
The legend says that Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. For Saint Patrick’s Day this year, can we get him to drive away the coronavirus? Seriously, the world needs a whole lot of luck right now. Good public health policy would help even more, and so far, that’s in short supply here inContinue reading “St Patrick’s Day”
1578 – George Sandys, English writer, poet, politician, translator, travel writer, explorer, and colonizer 1800 – Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet who was lauded by Alexander Pushkin as the finest Russian elegiac poet. 1817 – Janos Arany, Hungarian poet, translator and journalist who has been called “the Shakespeare of ballads.” 1820 – Eduard Douwes Dekker, DutchContinue reading “March 2 Writer Birthdays”
I sent two pieces of mail today. The first was a birthday card to my sister. I wish I’d thought to scan it first, but I mailed it, so it’s too late now. It had a sweet, sparkly picture of slices of cake. The other was a card to my nephew. This one was originallyContinue reading “Month of Letters, Day 25”
This week, in honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, I offer a photo I took a few years ago at Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota. I was set to attend a conference in Salt Lake City and convinced my husband (my son needed no convincing) that we should all go, and make it aContinue reading “Photo Friday: The Eyes of Abe”
It is Tuesday, February 11, also known as the eleventh day of the Month of Letters challenge (fondly known as “LetterMo.” Today I sent three cards and letters: A Valentine’s Day card to my mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. A Get Well Soon card to my father in California. A birthday card and letter to myContinue reading “Month of Letters, Day 11”
I know the Christmas season is technically over, but my son likes to leave the decorations up until his mid-January birthday, so we’re still celebrating here. And I realize I haven’t used my blog to show off my newly illuminated Little Free Library! Are you familiar with Little Free Libraries? There are more than 90,000Continue reading “Photo Friday: Lit-Up Little Free Library”
This week’s featured photo is an old one; it was taken when my friends Cindy and Amanda and I were about 12 or 13 years old and came up with a holiday-mixing idea for Halloween costumes. Ho Ho Ho!