Making Christmas with the Person Inside

Making Christmas with the Person Inside

How to make Christmas? For a while I thought I’d forgotten how, but Lily, my inner fourteen-year-old, reminded me of something.   Didn’t you make decorated sugar cookies when you were a kid? And one year you made felt ornaments that matched the cookies?   It...
Modeling and the Person Inside

Modeling and the Person Inside

Lily (my inner-fourteen-year-old) was psyched about this for weeks. Finally it happened! Last Sunday we did a modeling stint at the Kirkman House Museum Tea and Fashion Show!   Kirkman House Museum is a beautifully restored example of luxurious 1880s residential...
Advent and the Person Inside

Advent and the Person Inside

Advent: a penitential period beginning four Sundays before Christmas. The definition comes from my trusty Merriam-Webster pocket dictionary (12th printing May, 1976). In lower case, it means arrival.   As in “Advent Calendar”?   Exactly, Lily (she’s my inner...
Septic Disaster and the Person Inside

Septic Disaster and the Person Inside

Just when you think things are rolling along nicely- -you’ve stocked extra groceries in the freezer in case Snowmageddon makes an early appearance, laid in plenty of dog and cat food and cat sand against the same, stowed sufficient toilet paper to make it to and...
Guilt and the Person Inside

Guilt and the Person Inside

Tomorrow it will be eleven months since Bruce died. That’s both a long time and a short time, if you know what I mean. There are so many things I miss about him, and one of the biggest things is not having him here to tell him about the fun new things I’m doing. At...

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