Category Archives: Life in the Country

Three city girls. One country boy. Eight acres.

Spending too much time with the dog, apparently

I have been cleaning house lately. Part winter nesting, part kids sick and home from school so plenty of time to spare, part getting tired of chaos on one particular kitchen counter that seems to be a junk/trinket/paper magnet. It … Continue reading

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When Tylenol just wouldn’t be enough

It started a week ago Sunday with rosy cheeks. We had a crackling fire in the fireplace and Maddie had camped herself next to it to do her homework. When I saw her rosy cheeks a little later, I wanted … Continue reading

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If only

If only I had not grown up in the snowbelt of Western NY and was afraid of driving when the weather forecast called for 3-6″ of fresh snow to fall in four hours. If only I had not allowed my … Continue reading

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Eeny meeny miny moe catch a momma by the toe

It was the perfect confluence of events. Long weekend off from school. Our usual MLK day destination (Washington, DC) was unavailable because of inauguration craziness. Brutally cold temps meant outside activities were limited to an as needed basis only (as … Continue reading

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When Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick meets dog

Last Wednesday was the Feast of Saint Nicolas. It’s a fairly big deal in many parts of the world and I’ve made it a part of our holiday merriment since the girls were very little. Every year on the evening … Continue reading

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Ho ho oh…

You’d think that I would have plenty of options. After all, I love taking pictures. It seems like it would be a given that I would have photos of the four of us (and maybe a few with four-legged friends … Continue reading

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Gale force winds possible through this evening

It started around 5:10 am. Cloudy skies and high winds. By 7 am, the first rumbles of thunder could be detected. It was chaos by 7:30. Lightening crashing, winds tossing things everywhere. Kids running for cover. Things started to improve … Continue reading

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