Yes, I did: the turducken of cheese balls

This is just… so… Ridiculous… I can’t even imagine! I don’t really love cheese like that–as a matter of fact, I don’t even think I’ve tasted half of these cheeses… but, you know, I’m reblogging because A) what is New Year’s without whimsy and B) efforts such as this should be rewarded with exposure.

Hmm… This Place Feels Familiar…

Photo: The wall between my living room and dinning room was opened up. It’s lovely, and very incomplete. That mass of stuff in the dinning room? That’s my furniture. I can’t put it in my living room because my living room is still full of construction debris. “Listen, I’ve been bending so far backwards on…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Gift of Peace

Photo: These are the moments that we mothers live for. The sweet times, when toddlers aren’t beating each other up and fighting over toys. Of course, they are fleeting moments… every so fleeting. But for a few sweet moments on Christmas morning, my boys were perfect. I apologize for not writing on Wednesday. Believe me,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Remember the Simple Things

Photo: Today is a perfect day to break out one of the beach sunrise pictures I took last September. First of all, there is snow everywhere here in Massachusetts and I’m already sick of looking at it. Second of all, it is perfect for the beginning of my post. Third of all, the camera on…

Messy Times with Toddlers

  I wrote a post this morning and it was a little over-the-top. I read it over three times before just discarding it. What is the point of having a blog if it is just full of bitching and moaning? Clearly, that’s not why ya’ll tune in! So then I did some cleaning, and I…

I Can See it on the Horizon

Photo: Christmas came a little early for me and The Husband. We needed to exchange gifts to keep our sanity. This little sweetie is more than I could have hoped for.   I know that I’m getting there–I have to get there no matter what! That’s just how time works, right? The finishline is on…

[Quiet Thoughts] Santa’s “Race” is Magic

Photo: An unfortunately blurry picture of a Black Santa figurine that I gave to a former friend some years ago. All of my Christmas stuff is packed up, otherwise, I’d show off a Black Santa of my own. I’m really looking forward to amassing a large collection of Santas of Color as the years go…

Of Microaggressions and Getting a Little Angry…

Photo: This is a picture of my front yard from a few weeks ago. You can’t drive over it because my septic system is under all that dirt, and if you drive over it, you can damage it. There is a way to drive to the front of the house. You see that dumpster there? Yeah……

Monday Morning Blues

Photo: The precious tushies of both of my sons have always been covered with Pampers Diapers. When you are as crazy-busy as I am, it’s nice to know that at least the diapers are going to work. Rarely has Pampers failed me, and usually when they do, it’s my fault. So I’m usually happy to…

Quiet Thoughts: How I Choose to Honor a Great Man

Photo: Another picture from the Old North Bridge. Quiet Thoughts often require quiet places, even in pictures. Also, The Husband took a picture of the new hole in the wall at the New House, but it’s super blurry… so…    How can I make the teachings of peace, progress, and equality accessible to two little…