Big Project Planning: A Half Acre of Mud to Mold

  It is a dreary and cold Monday in Massachusetts. What do I have to burn at the alter to get some consistent nice weather around here? Spring is the most supreme tease. In many ways, she’s worse than her frigid sister. Spring was kind enough to grant us two reasonable days on Friday and…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Lion of a Month

Photo: This month came in like a Lion, and we’re leaving it with a day spent with lambs. Our favorite farm has little lambs and kids and they are just too cute. The boys totally understood that they were babies and adorable… my heart just grew give times today. What a great way to end the…

More to Think On

Photo: We are so close to consistent sunny, warm days again… The boys are just as desperate as I am for some time out in the fresh air, and we’ve gotten to linger in the front yard for a little bit after school a few times in the last week. This has given each of…

False Choice: The Problem with Finding a Church

Photo: We had a major water incident this weekend. Water flooded the 2nd floor bathroom and trickled down into the 1st floor bathroom. My Husband, thank God, knows his way around tools, so he was able to fix it all. My husband is a lot of things, but at least he is my lot of things…  …

[Quiet Thoughts] Ghosts in the House

Photo:The Husband and I are thinking about paint for the house, and that means that there are little color swatches just like this all over the house for us to contemplate. Some of the little sheets, though, have been falling off of the wall and disappearing. I saw to The Husband “I guess you really…

Let’s Have a “Whaaaaaa…?” Post

Photo: Ursa Major (background) and Ursa Minor before this week’s round of haircuts. We actually decided to leave Ursa Minor’s hair alone because, frankly, we don’t know what the heck to do with it. It’s weird and it won’t do what it is supposed to. So we’re gonna let it grow out and see if it will find itself…

Oh, universe, you are too cute!

Happy Monday, Reader! I am so fortunate that i was able to purchase a new smartphone a few weeks ago, because who knew that i was going to have to blog via my phone today? Just as i was about to share the nonsense of my weekend, my house stopped humming. No power. I heard…

[Quiet Thoughts] Where Do You Go?

    During challenging weeks like this one, I find myself dreaming of the Chesapeake Bay. My Quiet Thoughts have been few and far between this week, as I feel like I’ve run from one challenge to the next with little help, appreciation, or partnership. But when I’ve had my thoughtful moments, knitting one little…

“Maybe We Can’t Be Friends Anymore”

Photo: Ursa Major is expanding his world every day, and that includes the exploration of the relationships in his life. He relationship with me is, currently, a bit mercurial. We are both getting used to his assertiveness, independence, and abilities to reason, articulate and perform. That being said, he has a lot of growing to…

New Favorite Things

Photo: With the exception of the dorm rooms that I live in during undergrad, I’ve never lived in a house without a fish tank in it. I absolutely love keeping fish–they are beautiful and add a calming presence to the house. I’ve always hoped to have a salt-water setup once we purchased a home… might…