Making a List, Checking it Twice

A couple of years ago, I started making spreadsheets to keep track of handmade gifts, holiday events, and pre-holiday chores that needed to be done. Yes, I'm sure that sounds extremely boring for most folks, but it has actually helped me see the progress I'm making -- which helps when you're four days out from Christmas, … Continue reading Making a List, Checking it Twice

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Taking a Break

Two weeks ago, Robert and I flew up to Maine for an end-of-summer vacation. We hadn't been up there for four years, and decided it was past time for another visit. Robert's sister lives in a small town near the coast, and kindly let us stay in her guest room for a week. I've always … Continue reading Taking a Break