I've told you what I think. Now, what's on your mind? I'm curious, and would love to hear from you.
A week after making all of the meat pies for my mother-in-law, I dream only of lentils.
Dreamland in the in-between time, complete with snowdog. #boreallife #insidethesnowglobe
19. Tasty #decemberreflections2018
I'm grateful for my Swedish great (great? how many greats. . . I dunno) grandmother's gingerbread recipe and my connection to that side of my culture that feels strongest in winter. I'm grateful for modern technologies like the clothes washer and running water. And I'm grateful for all of the cheery faces wishing others a happy Christmas and holidays <3 #giftsofgratitude
3. Orange #decemberreflections2018
Birch in our woodstove keeps us cozy. Double orange: I recently placed my clementine peels in there too, just for fun. Things can get wild around the fire on a Monday night, you know.
16. Best day of 2018 #decemberreflections2018
Well, today has been as good as most this year. Or the one in this picture. How to decide! Today: friends staying over and brunch near the Christmas tree...followed by reading by the fire, sun streaming in... then soup made by friends and stirring up great grandma Olsson’s gingerbread cookie recipe before writing to deadline. A+ in my books! In the picture: me as test subject while MikeG played with his new phone’s camera in the Alberta legislature gardens. Also easy, fun, bright. ▪️ I can name far worse days than both, but won’t. Better? I dunno. Best? I’m feeling deficient in being unable to decide. Today: it’s a good day.
15. Yellow #decemberreflections2018
This stool that’s now yellow and floats from our pantry into the kitchen and back with its fold-out steps to help me reach the tallest things is the same one that my dad had from his earliest memories. He refinished it so many years ago when I moved out and uncovered layers of colour— bright red, mint green, a yellow not so different from this—and memories of his childhood kitchen on the farm, where it was also always ready to provide a boost, eighty-some years ago now. ▪️ Robin Hood flour is on its way to becoming something delicious, no doubt.