Monthly Archives December 2010

Sugar Plums

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads…”  - Major Henry Livingston, Jr. 1. A fruitful trip (pun intended) to the bulk store yielded a perfect crop (tee-hee) of dried dates, apricots, shredded coconut and chopped almonds. Back at the kitchen, knives, graters, and the whizz-thud-whizz of the food processor persuaded all of the above into a


“The only way the American Christmas could be simplified would be to change the date from December 25 to February 29. That way it would come every four years. I’ve advocated this for a long time but nobody pays attention to me.” - E.B. White I’m feeling rather flattened now that the Nutcracker run is over. This was our twentieth year performing it, and still I’ve not seen it. They tell

Best-laid Plans, etc

“Whether you start something different every day and finish nothing makes no difference; you sit there… If inspiration comes you are there to receive it.” - Flannery O’Connor I had planned to write about a book club reading, but the wind and rain put the kibosh on the meeting. It would have been a cozy blog describing an evening spent with a dear friend and her book