Saturday, November 30, 2013


For the last few years, I have been pondering, cooking, and discussing 1800-era Dakota Territory. Something About Sophia is launched. I am proud of that endeavor, our family history, but now I am fast-forwarding a few decades.

The reception of this little story has put me into nothing short of a whirlwind. I never in a million years thought people would so warmly welcome my project like this. My grandma is so proud of her history, and has been sharing it with me all of my life. I am touched and honestly overwhelmed by the response, when I gave this book to the world.

Let's see if the world wants another one.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Knee-deep in the hoopla!

Amidst things we do every day, wake up, convince ourselves to rocket out of bed, reheat yesterday's coffee, and dodge squirrels in traffic, beautiful glimpses of why we are really on this earth are given to us.

Today is Veterans' Day. I attended an annual informal gathering at a memorial, and had a wonderful chat with a friend. Today was clear, cold, green and gold-- the kind of perfect autumnal day that reminds us to store up the pantry, because next weekend may be freezy and blustery. 

Tonight, my plan is to wrap Shoebox Christmas boxes, and program my coffeemaker.