(advent) December 17

Wednesday, December 17 “You’re sure you can spare me for a couple of hours?” Drew asked Mal. “I don’t want to leave you short-handed.” Mal eyed him through the smoke of his ever-present cigarette. “Your fiancee needs you to run an errand,” he said. “She knows how busy we are. So if she’s asking, then …

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(advent) December 16

Tuesday, December 16 So, who do we have going with us today? Schrodinger asked, coming into the kitchen from the porch. Wet snowflakes still clung to his fur, and he smelled slightly cold. Molly, Drew and Pavel were seated at the kitchen table, sipping tea. The remains of breakfast (empty plates, because Molly had made …

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(advent) December 15

Monday, December 15 Molly looked out at the tea room, checking to see who might need more tea or treats. Her little cafe was fuller than normal, since Goldie was sitting at the table next to Schrodinger’s cat bed, a set of gold reading glasses perched on his nose, a large book in his hands. …

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(advent) December 14

Sunday, December 14 Molly glanced around the room, making sure everything was in order. The armchairs had been moved aside to make room for the large white chair, almost a throne, covered in ivy and red ribbons, that would very shortly be claimed by Santa himself. Schrodinger, Lily, Jack and Zoey were down in the …

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(advent) December 13

winter tea

Yesterday’s episode.  My migraine is finally gone, so it’s time to get caught up – after my game today. Saturday, December 13 “Good morning, mistress. Might I purchase some of the famous CrossWinds Books cookies from you today?” The boyish voice floated through Schrodinger’s ears as he dozed by the cool iron stove, accompanied by …

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(advent) December 12

Sorry, I’m running behind.  Here’s yesterday’s – today’s will be up later tonight.   Friday, December 12 “But baby, it’s cold outside….” Molly sang along with the radio as she mixed batter in her mixer. Carolyn had stopped by the farmhouse the night before to deliver eggs, milk, and her grandmother’s fruitcake recipe, which she …

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(advent) December 11

Sorry it’s so late, guys!  But my computer finally let me in, so here it is! Thursday, December 11 Do you think he’ll make it? Schrodinger asked, trotting back and forth with Molly and Sue as they loaded the car with cookies, gingerbread houses and other decorations. The Carter’s Cove Daughter of Stars Elementary School …

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(advent) December 10

tea

Wednesday, December 10 “So now what are you going to do?” Molly shook her head, continuing to roll out gingerbread cookie dough. “I don’t know, Sue,” she said to her best friend, who was taking her lunch break in the kitchen at CrossWinds Books. “I mean, Caliban creeps me out. But what if Jack did …

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(advent) December 9

tea

Tuesday, December 9 Pavel was as good as his word. Molly and Schrodinger were just finishing breakfast when they heard a knock on the door. “Come in!” Molly called, getting up to fix another plate of eggs, bacon and homemade cinnamon-raisin toast. Pavel’s eyes lit up as he came into the kitchen and saw the …

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(advent) December 8

winter tea

Monday, December 8 Molly looked around the tea room, making sure everyone was settled in. She avoided looking at the mantel, where Caliban’s vase had been. She couldn’t say why she’d smashed it, but it had seemed the right thing to do at the time. Now, however, she was second-guessing herself. Stop it, she told …

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