Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Here's what I hate:

Forgetting my hat and gloves in single digit temps.

Trying to cut plexiglas and having it break in the wrong place.
People at Home Depot who tell you how easy it is to cut.

Having to pull out a seam and redo it.
Dumping a box of pins all over the floor.
Having people suddenly change how they're interacting with me when they find out I'm a sister living in Haiti.

Here's what I love:

Finishing a project.
Homemade cafe-au-lait-&-eggnog.
Calls from my sisters and other family members.
Beautiful evening light in the clouds with the bare branches of winter trees against them.

The sight of deer in the woods.
Squirrels chasing each other around the tree and through the snow.
Seeing the cardinals, woodpeckers, nuthatches, juncos and other birds around the feeder in the back yard.

Fires in the fireplace.

Time with my parents.
Being able to say happy birthday to my father in person for the first time in years.