family life, spiritual life

When God sends a dog and a half…

Finnegan is sleeping more innocent like than he should be. He's no doubt tired after a two short walks -- post breakfast and post lunch given my work-at-home lifestyle -- and running away to see his girlfriend this afternoon. (Luna's a lovely golden mix with whom he normally has set, mommy-monitored play dates.) Finn inside… Continue reading When God sends a dog and a half…

family life, women

Posh Summer

The uber-posh Oglebay family is specific to Wheeling, W.Va. (and Cleveland, Ohio), but this story of how they spent their summers is oddly relatable and universal. (What a fun interview this one was. Sarita's journal is darling and I want one of those white dresses!!) Rich, poor or somewhere in the middle. Then or now.… Continue reading Posh Summer

food, recipes

Hot Cross Buns

So much tastier than store bought ones -- try it for yourself! There's still time to make something special for Good Friday and Easter. These pastries were easy to find when I lived near Chicago. In Appalachia, it's easier to make them myself. The link includes a recipe and a bit of cross-pastry history. :)… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns