A Wabi-Sabi Welcome for Thirteen

Yes, a baker’s dozen we were, some drove hundreds of miles while others just a few to gather, giggle and gobble up all thirteen dishes made in our nest (except for the gelato.)I had no other choice but to embrace … Continue reading

Just Waiting

When the orange is gone, the yellow and the pink that swiftly follow suit, you hope to see a little of the remaining green under that first white blanket like magic that drifted in on tiptoes one by one while … Continue reading

Light, Airy and Remarkable

…flakes drifting from the heavens astounded my little bears just a couple of nights ago. While I was yearning for a wild and beautiful adventure outdoors, I was thinking more of the lines of pathless woods where society would not … Continue reading

Cardamom & Cashew Clouds

There was a time in my life when I merrily sent off holiday cheer on pen and paper of my own creation. This was before the World Wide Web and way before any little bears came into the picture. While … Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are

We were informed that the room padded with wall-to-wall mats was occupied and wrestling practice was canceled that evening. Older bear’s usual wrangling was not heard—instead screams of jubilation because instead of technique on the mat, they would perform drills … Continue reading

These Hands

What will they be cable of…these tiny fingers just a few days old, without a manicure yet so perfect! Will they swing in opposition with her gentle steps along the unceasing motion of the ocean? Will they trace doodles in … Continue reading

In the Dark of December, the Magic of Christmas Prevails.

 We recently heard some not-so-good news and even though we are distressed, we didn’t let it distract us from providing our little ones with a twinkle of Christmas magic. In these shorter days of the winter solstice, we have learned … Continue reading

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Who’s the fairest of them all? A phrase most of us are familiar with, but not many of us recognize the story behind Kezia. Pronounced ke-ZYE-ah, the name is of Hebrew origin meaning “cassia tree.” Cassia is the generic name … Continue reading

Tito Bandito

As the story goes Tito, our mostly beloved Chihuahua, was introduced to another Chihuahua and this even feistier little soul was smitten with him. Since this love at first sight had never once before occurred for little Lucy (truthfully I … Continue reading

If It Makes Her Happy.

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“If anytime you want to get rid of them”…I don’t know why but Yolanda’s request is replaying in my mind and all I can think is, why not…if it makes her happy. Sure I was lured to them initially and … Continue reading