Ahhh! Three is most definitely the charm. Tuesday morning I headed with pal Suzanne for a couple days in Maplewood, N.J., the suburban haven where her sister, partner and two kids reside. Exhale!
I was last there in May 2012 for an art show that sis Kathy was participating in, and previously in February
2010 (brrrr!). That now makes three seasons that I've spent fantasizing
about life in a big, beautiful old house: early summer, winter and
early autumn. No matter the month, that place is a hell of an oasis. *