Imperfectly Perfect?

Sunday night, a good mystery, a fire in the fireplace...I stare at the flames and think of cooking--both need the right balance of timing, heat and attention. I hadn't planned a dinner party in a while. Making plans is not my preferred way of doing things. I like letting the day unfold with all its unexpectedness and if a meal [...]

Night Visitors

It's 3:00 a.m. and I wake up when Todd says, "There's a critter in your closet." Silence... "Rose is in there." Good, I think, go back to sleep. " it's behind the bed." "Sweetie, I don't need an update. Shh!" "Whoa!" "What?" "It just flew past me!" I pull the blanket over my head as [...]