Tag Archives: Christmas

A Special Edition: A Cup of Christmas Tea Remembered

It’s mid-December. All of the end of year activities and traditions: baking, Christmas cards, seeing friends and family, sharing stories, decorating, and of course, celebrating the season. I love this time of year. Yeah, it’s here, there, everywhere—since August if … Continue reading


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Post Christmas Clean-Up

A fire crackled in the fireplace. White Christmas played in the back ground. My better half and I filled a box with Christmas ornaments. I reached for the next box to find it filled with the best gift of all, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas everyone. I will be away from the web, celebrating with my family. See you after the new year! Cheers, Fannie

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Forget Everything but the Epsom Salts

Fog wrapped it’s arms around Gig Harbor, Washington. The Sunday afternoon sun loosing the battle to the fog. Nineteen-year-old Zack Taylor ran up our street. His strawberry-blond curls bobbing in pace. Riley, his two-year-old, black Labrador retriever at his heels. … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: A Cup of Christmas Tea

You may have noticed December snuck onto the pages of the calendar. And it’s been months since I’ve done one of my regular posts. It’s December, you can’t choose it to be something else, or wish it away. You know … Continue reading

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The Ornament Thief

Rain mixed with snow fell from the night sky over Gig Harbor, Washington. A log cracked in the fireplace sending sparks up the chimney. Two orange cats snoozed on the corner of the sofa next to large red and green … Continue reading

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It Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time

“Good lord, Richard, do you ever remember being this sore?” I asked gimping into the house. “Not since we dug the trenches for the roses,” said Richard flexing his hands. “I’m sorry, but next time we have any trees taken … Continue reading

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Peanut, Peanut, Who’s Got the Peanut?

Waves of onion, garlic, coriander, curry and fresh cilantro permeated the kitchen. Pork sizzled in the wok. Jasmine rice steamed on the back burner. Richard walked cat-like into the kitchen behind me and scooped over half the can of peanuts … Continue reading

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Fifty-Five Stay Alive

It’s All Good Electrical arrived at 9 a.m. The electrician examined the electrical box in the garage and shook his head.  Walking into the house, we did our microwave demonstration. The lights dimmed. He cringed. “Do you mind if I … Continue reading

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