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Country Mouse Monday: on holiday, writing cards

At the start of a three-day break from work, here I am at my desk bright and early Monday morning catching up on correspondence.

A paper card is such a nice Thank You, I think, vastly superior to an email.

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Happier at Home: little altars everywhere

Super-nerd here, reporting in for duty. 

I've just finished shelving 2013 books, and in the process, creating or expanding some sections.

Biology and Animals got a fine re-do, and Kid Lit's getting its own shelves. Historical Fiction continues to grow, especially the Marie Antoinette gallery, as I devour these titles as fast as I can.

I love arranging books just-so, adding topical trinkets, making little dioramas, pleasing my own eye.

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2013 to 2014: yay, Ritual & Nerdery!

Welcome, welcome, 2014!

FINALLY I have some time to indulge in my favorite tasks of the new year -- a pox upon mid-week holidays! a blight upon no-time-off! 

Finally, it's time for New Year's Ritual & Nerdery!

First Up: 2013 Books!

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more Making: whole lotta fregolotta

Like I said, one of the things I love most about Christmas is that it's such a Season of Making, whether it's baking, sewing, wrapping, or melting.

So much Making, such good eating!

Christmas Eve was a great day of cooking that started at 6am with the stuffing (wow, what a recipe!), then the fregolotta (Italian jam shortbread tart), a big batch of

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Country Mouse Monday: Making merry

One of the greatest things about living on our little farmlet is showing up places with things that we grew, with a "hostess gift" of something from our garden. All summer long, we arrive with flowers or jam or peppers or tomatoes, and sometimes honey. 

We show up with something we made.

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