Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

I awoke to a dark sky and frost covered landscape, confirming, in spite of delightful fall we had this year, that the winter is, indeed, on its way. Sigh. After getting the day’s things together and emptying the contents of the preschool’s sandbox from the inside of my daughter’s mittens, I helped her into the …

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When I was a little girl, I loved dressing up for Halloween, but inevitably the weather would turn cold October 31, and my mom would make me wear a coat over my Halloween costume. I hated that. I couldn’t figure out how anyone was supposed to see my costume if I had to wear a …

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