For eight years, Mary Sandberg has been the Girl Friday to my husband. She has absorbed managerial angst, deflected Steve’s moods, and kept his professional life chugging along. She was instrumental in the launch of the podcast, and has been a model inhabitant of the basement studio where the Dahlcast was created, nurtured and continues... Read more »
The holiday is coming together. Steve’s Dad, Roger, has ventured to the midland, forsaking the decorated palm trees of LA for Janet’s snow globe. It is his second difficult season in a row- last year, adapting to life without Carol, and this year, freshly shaken after discovering his youngest son, and his housemate, Rick dead.... Read more »
Shopping is barely started, but it was a rainy day, and the furnace dude was here. So I spent my time photographing the dogs, listening to Steve on WLS and playing with the Picnik photo application. I don’t feel great about it, but I’ll get over it.
I am almost agoraphobic diring the holidays- I love to just be at home, distracted by the memories embedded in every piece of Christmas clutter. There is peace and beauty. History. In the attic, other themes are on hiatus- what I have shared are my favorites. Next year,with Henry toddling, perhaps the 101 Dalmations tree... Read more »
I know you are Christmas weary. I will spare you the family room so you can be sufficiently dazzled by the back of the house. This is a happy, happy part of my house, at Christmas and everyday. Click the title for the photo tour….
Sorry. No more house for today. Just the cutest baby EVER. Henry at 5 months…today. I thought I would never want to be Granny Jan- now I do not care a lick what I am called. A hug from a baby is the greatest stress reliever in the world.
Here we are in the heart of the house. Turn right in the front hall, and you are in my small but cozy dining room. Then walk straight ahead to the kitchen….you will be seeing the back yard from the garden window, or seeing the dining room if you are working at the kitchen island.... Read more »
On Steve’s Friday Fox blurb, he highlighted our varying dedication to Christmas decorations. He grinches, I glitter..Check out the Spirit of Christmas with a grimace by clicking the link….
Welcome to my Christmas home. Pretend you are on a housewalk, and I will guide you! My house has a really typical floorplan, and it is old enough that it is not open in style- a good thing as I am not a star housekeeper, and this way one room in disarray does not make... Read more »
This will be a place for my Christmas mess to be edited and presented. New today: Front hall. I am going to travel through the house, and show you as if I was leading you through. The front hall is not a big job…but it sparkles. I use leaves encrusted with gold and silver glitter... Read more »