Weekend family visit

Weekend family visit

I had a great weekend visiting my aunt and uncle's, getting to see my sister, my cousins, my other aunt, and finally meeting my cousin's girlfriend who is learning how to do tarot! We all had lots of fun with the cards, as well as a visit to an exotic plant store, along with some [...]

Mom ❤️💕

Mom ❤️💕

This Thanksgiving was especially difficult for me because of my Mom's regressing health. It was an incredibly exhausting weekend both physically and emotionally. I haven't talked much about it out of respect for her, and for my family's, privacy. But with many aware by now, it feels like the appropriate time to discuss it, and [...]

Fall festivities

Fall festivities

Today, I visited my aunt and uncle, also got to see my other aunt and uncle, as well as my sister and cousin! It was a fun day full of fall festivities. It started with arts and crafts. We made "peg people," which are wooden doll figures you can paint (I also added sequins to [...]

Fastnachts 2020

Fastnachts 2020

Today I was with my relatives for the annual fastnacht-baking festival. Fastnachts are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts made from potatoes. The dough is cut, rises, and then we fry it. Before: After: Traditionally they are eaten on "fat Tuesday" in preparation for Lent. We just eat them fresh off the fryer. And there's always plenty [...]