Author Archives: The Chatelaine

About The Chatelaine

The Dragonslayer's Wife. Mother of two Knights of The Realm. Keeper of the castle. Dame of The Order of Goldfish. Empress of Errands. Mistress of Leftovers. Writer betimes. Luckiest woman in the world.

Movin’ On Over

My odyssey to the self-hosted WordPress blog is almost complete. I’m hoping to  finish the official redirect either today or in the next couple of days and — with any luck — avoid any broken links or missing pages in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Superman Returns”

I’ve been a big (albeit very surprised) enthusiast of the Batman reboot. In fact, I’m still smarting over the Academy Awards’ failure to nominate The Dark Knight for Best Picture. However, I didn’t get particularly excited about the latest Superman … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late

I don’t think she’s going to make it. I’d asked Scott to restake this oak tree in our front yard because the top was growing crooked. (Yes, aesthetics are as far as my interest in landscaping really extends.) Unfortunately for … Continue reading

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New Feature?

I’m thinking of adding a new weekly feature to my blog. Perhaps — in deference to the latest crazy sweeping Facebook, Twitter and the web — I’ll call it: Sh*t My Kids Broke. On second thought, I’d better make it … Continue reading

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I Should Feel Guilty

But I don’t. Okay, maybe a feel a little guilty about buying a perfectly serviceable button-down shirt at Salvation Army and then rending it to pieces for my own amusement. But I think it turned out well. I just loved … Continue reading

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Love Letters

Gary Chapman will tell you that there are five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In my family, we favored Ritualized Sarcasm. Especially in collage-form. I was 13 or 14 the … Continue reading

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As Seen On TV

Admittedly, this post is random. But I have no less than 20 posts in my draft file right now — all in various stages of completion — and not the time to finish any one of them. So I thought … Continue reading

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In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. … Continue reading

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Scenic 30-A: Cottage Charm Giveaway WINNER

I wasn’t entirely sure I’d get to this so soon but I’ve felt the suspense building all day. Not among the entrants, by the way, but among… me, myself and I. Even I had to know who won this painting. … Continue reading

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A Little Overlap

I can’t believe the Twice Remembered Cottage Charm Giveaway has been going on for almost a month! Just a reminder: my giveaway ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t entered, get on the stick. You can view my giveaway here and … Continue reading

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