I hope your feast doesn't require a fire extinguisher. If you're worried about entertaining this holiday season, here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks.
Meg Delagrange – From Amish to the Culture Shock of Life in Japan and America, and Her Art
Meg Delagrange shares her definition of wild as simply as wearing pants. She grew up Amish in the state of New York. After being excommunicated, she joined her new husband at a military base in Japan where he promptly had an affair. She started over in Denver, Colorado as a single mother and became creative... Continue Reading →
Bad Luck Comes in Threes, Right?
When I landed on the floor of a restaurant with a BANG a couple of weeks ago, I breathed a sigh of relief. That had to be the last accident, right? It was the third time in three weeks I'd had very bad luck. I remembered that age-old superstition. Bad luck comes in threes. #1. ... Continue Reading →
A Day in London with Charles Dickens: Photo Essay
A visit with Charles Dickens made the top of my list as I traveled by train from Gatwick to London. So far, the trip to Europe had exceeded anything in my crazy imagination. I brought comfy shoes and planned to walk everywhere. After recent terror attacks, I hoped it would be enjoyable and police presence wouldn't... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary, The concept of time escapes me…
Dear Holiday Diary, I sat down this morning for the first time in weeks. My butt was like, "What are we doing? We're not sitting in a car driving to town to Christmas shop. FOR GOD'S SAKE. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO SIT, DO WE?" Switching gears after pushing myself for weeks is harder than you think.... Continue Reading →
My Christmas Card Drawings Revealed
In three days Christmas will arrive whether we are ready or not. Three days! I'm psyching up for my last lap around Boulder for holiday gifts. I need to bake my annual cinnamon rolls and make a list to hit the grocery store. The good news? The illustrated Christmas cards are done and in the mail.... Continue Reading →
Win a Handmade Christmas Card!
It's time to guess and win a card! One of my Christmas traditions is to draw a family Christmas Card. It's almost done. I'm toying with adding something to the last drawing. Yes, there are three illustrations this year. No popups. Whew! I had to draw a line (pun intended) to save my sanity. A... Continue Reading →
31 days. Slanted October light slices through the trees, casting shadows that creep across the withered landscape. Trees groan when wind claws brittle leaves from their branches. In shades of gold and blood-red scarlet to tawny brown they pirouette and spiral high in the sky, then sigh in resignation and finally rest upon the ground to... Continue Reading →
Fear of Earworms on America’s Birthday
Usually, I'm totally psyched about America's Birthday. I've always looked forward to the 4th of July, but this year something is lurking in the back of my mind. I am very afraid. It all started a few weeks ago. I had an earworm. That's not unusual. Many of us have experienced a song that got stuck... Continue Reading →
Random Acts of Chat – He was kidding, Roxy
With several California trips on the horizon and a vacation in Vancouver and Whistler planned for the end of July, I had to scramble to book a kennel for our Bichon, Roxy. I'm not sure what the price per day is in your area, but it has gotten expensive here in Boulder. My husband, Danny,... Continue Reading →