A Gift and a Curse

I am a practical gift giver. You won’t catch me meandering through H&M at the mall hoping the perfect present for each family member will just jump out at me from the shelves. Nope. If I love you, you’re going to get wool socks and a kindling splitter. Winter is coming and heat is expensive….

Tis The Season (To Run Yourself into the Ground)

I’m beat. We had a great turn out for our annual Christmas Open House this past Saturday. Family and friends filled our home and spilled out into the front yard. The people we love were gathered around the fire pit and over the countertop crowded with dips and chips and chili and sweets. I spread…