Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daily Prompt - pressure

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Daily Prompt - children's book inspired

Friday, March 1, 2013

Daily Prompt - gathering

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NaHaiWriMo - Day 28 - kitchen

It is the last formal day of the NaHaiWriMo.  It was good for me to wrack my brain to come up with something from someone else's prompt.

The kitchen is the center of the house and home.  I love puttering around the kitchen with family and friends. Before the digital revolution, the dinner table was were all the juicy tidbits of the day were shared.

I catered for close to 20 years so the kitchen was also a work place for me.  I loved it because everyday was a new challenge.  After catering all week, I would still spend 2 hours making dinner on the weekends so I could eat what I wanted.  For five years, my best friend and I did our catering - they were some of the best times I ever had.

sunday afternoon
pots, pans, utensils everyhere
week's worth of cooking done

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NaHaiWriMo - Day 27 - garage

Two moves ago, I had to empty a basement and a garage.  I was only in the house for five years but I amassed a ton of stuff.  I had family help me sort what I was taking (and not taking).  I had a very cathhartic purge letting go of stuff I had moved with me for years and never opened and realized that I don't miss.

readying to move
prioritizing memories
culling garage

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NaHaiWriMo - Day 26 - closet

Once, when I was much younger, my parents left me in charge of the younger siblings and went to a political function.  One of my sisters got locked in the closet.  After trying to get her out for a while, I called my parents who promptly came home.  I did manage to get my sister out before the parents got home, but locked her back in as I heard them coming up the driveway.

The next day, my father took all the locks off the doors inside the house except the bathroom.

sister's locked in closet
parents on the way home....
what to say...what to say....

Monday, February 25, 2013

NaHaiWriMo -Day 25 -dining room

The house I grew up in did not have one of these.  In my dream house, there is not one because I would rather have an eating in kitchen or a breakfast nook.  I think it makes a house much more homey.

Only one of the places I ever lived in had a dining room in it - but it was a very cool room with stained glass door and a glass chandelier over the middle of the table.  I lived with a bunch of ladies over a span of ten years and have some very wonderful memories of time spent in that room- especially on the weekends.  We would have bowls of leftovers a new main dish.  We would catch up with each others' weeks and there was a lot of giggling. 

saturday night-
refrigerator review
grace dining room table