Whispers from the past

I am breathing in these last golden days of autumn. The mornings are brisk with ice clinging to roof and shady pocket, but the days warm to a delicious wheaten character. I am relishing skies of azure blue and waving grasses, grown slender and dry from a warm, wet summer. There is something incomparably enrapturing … Continue reading Whispers from the past

Something old, something new

No, I am not about to write a post about getting married! I have not had that pleasure, unfortunately. I have the man, the children, and the responsibilities of home and motherhood, but no special rite of passage. It will remain one of my regrets. Life is still good, so enough about that! I have … Continue reading Something old, something new

Simple recipes to nourish and warm

We are having a stormy night tonight. The rain is falling heavily, and the inky sky explodes in a fury of lightning and thunder. The dog has taken refuge in the laundry, and I am grateful we are safe and warm. My mind turns towards the coming cold and all those delicious soups, roasts and … Continue reading Simple recipes to nourish and warm

with love and kindness

"Bring love into your home, for this is where our love for each other must start."Mother Teresa There are many quotes like this I have read recently. They are not all entirely direct quotes but paraphrased from speeches by Mother Teresa. Needless, the premise behind such quotes is pretty much the same, the message unmistakable. … Continue reading with love and kindness

Nurturing the home

We have arrived at the end of another busy two weeks. I dearly wanted to stop by here and say hello, but a few other things prevented me from doing so. Chiefly, I have been busy applying for jobs. I feel that life is busy enough at home, staying on top of things and ensuring … Continue reading Nurturing the home