I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks. This week you: • with a pep talk…  you made it through an hour of hockey practice… and had fun  • talked Mom into taking you down the double big hill and laughed when we almost hit a tree • introduced our new realtor to every single My […]


I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks. This week you: • went tubing down the big hill All. By. Yourself.  (that’s you at the top in the photo) • passed the push back and forth with me at hockey practice • used your “pleases” and “thank you’s” and “excuse mes” and “no, thank your” really well • dragged me […]

Just Write: Snow

The snow started last night, after dinner, as I walked big dog around the block. I was wearing a head lamp, which really wasn’t needed with the full moon and  cloud cover, but it was nice to see the light reflect off the thick snowflakes as they fell down in front of my eyes. This […]

Monday Monday

It’s Monday morning. The world thawed out this weekend and I’m pretty sure we even hit 40 degrees. There was a lot of hockey this weekend, a bit of sledding, lots of cooking, a rocking game of bowling and a bit too much wine. So between soggy snow pants and a crock pot full of chunky […]


Dinner with the work crew at Borough.  Salmon with Beets & Blinis. Pork Belly with Butternut Squash & Sage. Tuna with Salsa Verde and Salt Cod Beignet. Monkfish with White Beans. Short Rib with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. My oh my, did I forget a photo of the Chocolate Dessert?  


I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks. This week you: • had so much fun with your classmates at a birthday party • declared Daddy to be the best fort builder, and spent many an hour building them • cuddled on your bed with a book and pretzels and “read” • rode “Fancy” […]

Impromptu Popovers

Daughter and I  made Popovers yesterday. We were home because school was canceled. She got a cookbook, Pretend Soup, for Christmas and it’s been a big hit. She “reads” the recipes and asks if we have all the ingredients. For most of them we’ve missing one thing: Apple Juice concentrate; zucchini; or a soup packet. […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

And while I’m sick of everyone talking about it, I still have to say, IT’S &&^%$# COLD OUT THERE!. When I’m inside I can almost forget how cold it is out there, until the house “knocks” again and I bolt off the couch. Or when I have to let the dogs out, with the encouraging […]

2014 Reading List

  Just a few of the books that I hope to read this year: Good Poems for Hard Times*, edited by Garrison Keilor The Memoir Project*, by Marion Roach Smith Monument Road, by Charlie Quimby A Writer’s Time*, by Kenneth Atchity Ready for Air*, by Kate Hopper The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage, edited by Caroline […]