Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

My daughter has been fighting bedtime with a purple passion over the last week. Finally, I asked her why she was so determined to get permission to stay up late. “I’m practicing.” “Practicing for what?” “New Year’s Eve.” “Oh.” I sure wish she would put that much passion and tenacity into practicing writing or sewing …

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January and February have the onerous task of getting us back into routine. After the fun of choosing and making Halloween costumes and the gathering of family for Thanksgiving and the excitement of the Christmas Season, January comes in. We enter the period of no long weekends until Memorial Day (for most of us). Some …

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