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Day 1055: Benediction

Goodreads has Benediction listed as Plainsong #3, which makes me wonder what that means. The first two novels in the series, Plainsong and Eventide, were very closely related, but this one not so much. 302 more words


Seeing my Hawaiʻi through her eyes

I sometimes take living in Paradise for granted, and it takes a guest to help me appreciate it. I recently hosted a fellow beachcombing friend, visiting Hawaiʻi for the first time. 1,758 more words


Montpelier-Worth the Trip!

I visited Montpelier yesterday.  It was a terrific day trip to learn more about how James and Dolley Madison lived.  It was really interesting and very well done.   64 more words


Fab Five for Friday: Pie, Pie & More Pie

This year our Pi(e) Day Social was a great success. Lovely pies and reasonably good people. Image courtesy of @dchav_

And speaking of pie…I found myself needing a super quick piecrust because my frozen pie disk had taken a bad turn during a power outage. 223 more words


Gelli Printing with Sandra

We had a guest instructor at The Studio yesterday to teach Gelli Printing.  Sandra Charles, a wonderful fiber artist, came in to teach the kids how to get fabulous designs on paper and cloth using Gelli plates. 14 more words

Art Class

SNOWmageddon and the last loaf of bread



The afternoon before the storm, the local forecast had people whipped into a frenzy. Schools closed, businesses shut down and the governor declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Stella. 477 more words

Bits And Pieces

Small Town Life

The reality of small town living in Mississippi often catches me off guard – by most of my student’s standards, Oxford is the big city. For me, Oxford is the southern living version of the town I grew up in. 168 more words