But One

But One

A pile of heavy winter boots
Makes puddles by the kitchen door
And icy mittens, hats, and coats
Reflect the snowy day’s explore.
The day was rich and fast and fun
And all the beds are filled, but one.

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When the Anesthesia Wears Off

When the Anesthesia Wears Off

Everyone tells you the first yearafter the death of a loved one is the hardest. The first birthday, the first Christmas, the first Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. And the first year was no cake walk, mind you. But what I had not expected is that the second year is really not much better than the first. | Read More

 

Valleyford Comes to Orlando, or My Husband is a Cheap Genius

Valleyford Comes to Orlando, or My Husband is a Cheap Genius

As our Midwest winter has oozed its way into spring, my husband and I have arrived for eight days in Orlando with two goals: 1) to recover from yet another brutal winter in Chicago, and 2) to not spend a lot of money. | Read More

The Early Frost

The Early Frost

But who foresees a frost this early? Who predicts a freeze at the peak of the growing season? The early frost brings an end to burgeoning fruit and growth and life.  | Read More