Category Archives: Active Rain

With no Winter, Spring would not be so Pleasant

Looking forward to spring in East Goshen

I got a great quote via email today. “If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant; If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet, 17th Century poet     I totally agree with this sentiment.  I know that if I lived in warm…

Thinking outside the box.

I love to cook for my family.  Growing up in an Italian home, both my mother and father were excellent cooks.  Italians learn to cook from watching and recipes are loosely followed, at least that’s how I learned to cook.  Throw a little of this, a little of that, and somehow, it always turns into…

Voluntarily Happy

I read a magazine article this morning entitled Voluntarily Happy in November’s issue of Good Housekeeping.  First of all, yes, I stole the title for this post from the magazine article.  Secondly, lest you worry that I have become overly domesticated, no worries.  I do not subscribe to this magazine, while I think it’s a…

East Goshen Christmas Tree Pick-up, January 2012

It’s that time of year again.  Time to take down the decorations and put the old tree out by the curb.  The tree pickup dates in East Goshen are as follows: January 11 and January 25.  Both Wednesdays. Make sure to have your tree out to the curb the night before.  Tress in plastic bags…

Merry Christmas from West Chester! Thankful Thursday, 12/22/11

It’s the last Thankful Thursday before Christmas and in the vortex of holiday happenings and trying to get it all done and showing homes and being the chief cook and bottle washer of our household, I am taking a minute to feel blessed.  I’ve been fighting a very bad cold for 2 weeks and with…