Tree Huggers

I had known the day was coming, and I had avoided it for as long as possible. “It’s time,” the Beloved would say. I’d tell her I knew and then I’d find an excuse not to think about it some more. Finally, I acquiesced. It was time to move the tree. And it was breaking…

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Houses and Homes

Perhaps my favorite quote from any book is towards the end of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: He sat down on a grassy bank and looked at the city that surrounded him, and thought, one day he would have to go home. And one day he would have to make a home to go back to.…

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Interlude

There are a couple of days here at The Aerie starting around noon on Christmas Day when nothing happens. And I mean nothing. After the gifts are open, we all settle in (the “all” this year, like last year, was The Beloved, her mom, Penny and me) for a few days of catching our breath,…

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Head Rest

It’s not too often that I’m motivated to mention our home decor, but I thought I’d share these new pillowcases that we got a little while ago. Remind you of anyone?? :) I don’t know though — every time we use them, I dream of chasing bunnies…

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New Addition

We’ve had a decorating issue at The Aerie for a while.  In the living room (piano room or whatever you want to call it…), we’ve had a couple of small prints.  Which isn’t much of a problem — they're a little too small for the room, except that the other part of the room has…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

To say that I am thankful for all the wonderful things in my life is the biggest understatement that I can think of – other than perhaps that I have been more blessed than I could possibly have hoped for. I love and am loved everyday — which has been the most wonderfully unexpected joy…

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