Category Archives: Domesticity

The Virtue of Mundane Tasks

I spent part of two days cleaning my kitchen floor last week. The linoleum flooring is ancient and hasn’t looked clean in the five years we have lived in this house. Don’t get me wrong, the floor’s been mopped before, … Continue reading

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Roasting Vegetables: A Transformation

Who knew that magic happens when you combine an oven, a roasting pan, and some vegetables tossed with olive oil and some salt and pepper. Have some carrots languishing in your crisper? Roast them and find yourself eating them like … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Refrigerator?

Last night I took smug satisfaction in what I fixed for dinner. I used bits of this and that to create a delicious meal. What joy! I come from a proud line of women who possess a remarkable ability to … Continue reading

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Summer Save Challenge

I’m sure it says something about my personality when I say that the start of summer vacation motivates me like the start of a new year. What do I what to accomplish over the next few months? What activities do … Continue reading

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Shopping at Aldi: Love or Hate?

If I were a betting woman, I would bet that when you hear the words, “I shop at Aldi,” you either chime in with a “Me too!” or you respond with an “I can’t stand the place!” Aldi seems to … Continue reading

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Always Orange at Home

Week 2: Always Orange in the Dining Room If you walked through my front door, you would see my dining room immediately to your right. If you walked through my front door today, you would see sunglasses, a backpack, a … Continue reading

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Forcing Forsythia

Signs of spring are evident in my yard. The outside temperatures may not be cooperating, but the daffodils grow taller each day. Soon their yellow cups will bloom. Snowdrops and crocuses display colors of white, yellow, and purple. The tulips … Continue reading

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