Multiple Levels of Crazy-crazy!

Photo: The chickens were out of the coop at the Farm on Friday! We spotted them right away and looked at them through the fence. I also learned that the farm sells the eggs from the chickens! WHAAAAA?? Delicious!! There is nothing better than a poached super-crazy-fresh egg. Yummy yum yummers. So much happening. So…

Quiet Thoughts: The Victory Lap

Photo Credit: Heaven is a boat with a fishing pole. While I’d prefer that the boat be in the middle of the beautiful and sacred Chesapeake Bay, I’ll settle for other places, too. This was in the harbor at Portland, Maine and it was pretty lovely. I’m having a bit of an affair with Portland…shhh…don’t…

Childhood is Magic

Photo: My collaboration with Ursa Major at preschool yesterday. I call the left “Exploration in Autumnal Hues” (school paint on poster board) and the right “Interpretation of Colonial Autumn” (school paint on poster board).   Both of my boys are taking one of them good naps. I knew that it was going to be a good…

Restart Monday

Photo: Ursa Major’s first Autumn, way back in 2011. My God, the time really does go so quickly. I realize that Friday’s post was a little…dramatic… i shall endeavor to restore some order and balance. Some freaking control. Let’s talk about the good, The true good. The car is ok. It was just the battery. The battery…

Quiet Thoughts? But the thing is, I’m screaming…

Hmmm… where do I start? Whhheeeeerrrreeee do I start? Shall we start with the house? You want the good news or the good news? (there is no good news) Let’s start with the good news: “The cost to extend the main line and run gas service to your home will be $8,853.” Oh? Is that…

All For This Moment

I remember when the journey began. I was about three weeks into my first semester of running our little playgroup on a local college campus. I was losing one of my families. The mother said excitedly, “My daughter got off the waiting list and we got into preschool. She starts next week. I’m sorry to…

Surprise, surprise…

Photo: Finger paint hand-prints at playgroup today. What a crazy morning, but so satisfying…   I’m writing this with such a heavy heart as I watch coverage of yet another mass shooting, and in the city that I love… What is it going to take for us to decide, as a nation, that this is…

Quiet Thoughts: And I Shall Pay the Iron Price

Title: If you don’t get it, you must read Game of Thrones. No, don’t watch the show. Read the freaking books first! Then read the books. Photo: Ursa Major had the best time at preschool orientation today!   My goodness… where do I begin? Let’s start with a joke: 5 blondes, a brunette, and a mixed-kid…

12 Years Later

I was an intern on Capitol Hill for one day: September 10th, 2001. I did everything wrong, too. I got lost on the way to my representative’s office, I was a hot sweaty mess when I got there, I shook hands but didn’t really remember any names… I couldn’t complete the tasks asked of me…