Happy St Distaff’s Day

Happy St Distaff’s Day

St. Distaff’s Day Thank you Peg Bracken for reminding me of a chore I will never have to do – nor have I ever attempted it, old and cute as I am. “. . . the Christmas holidays having ended, good housewives resume the distaff and other industrious employments.”...

A Place for Every Thing . . .

. . . and every thing in its place was one of the proverbs that misled me, and confounded my housekeeping. It is not true. There is not a place for everything; nor can every thing have its own place. Maybe that worked a hundred years ago when things were not widely...
The Insanity of Me Baking Cookies

The Insanity of Me Baking Cookies

The Christmas Spirit got the better of my common sense, and I baked cookies this afternoon. The recipe seemed easy enough, even for me. I know baking is not my strong suit. But watching new episodes of The Great British Bake Off,  hope welled up.  After all, some of...