[Quiet Thoughts] Accomplishment is a Funny Thing

Photo: I am really cutting it close here… but my house is clean! I usually blog in the afternoon, but life seemed to swallow my perfect little blogging pocket today. Sorry! But look! Clean nursery! For the first time in ever! Oooo! Ahhhh!   It would be unseemly for me to start this post with anything…

I, Little Colored Girl…

  These are the days when I’m taken back to barrettes and braids, little corduroy jumpers and precious little shoes. Days like this and news like this take me back to childhood days of drawing on sidewalks and bikes with extra wheels. The careless days, the days when you knew you mattered and couldn’t ever…

Seeing the In-Laws Wasn’t the Bad Part About My Weekend

  I had a Mommy Afternoon Off on Saturday with one of the moms from preschool who I am fast becoming friends with. We had just enjoyed some Indian buffet and were stuffed. We were contemplating a move to Starbucks for coffee and knitting, and I was looking up directions when an email popped on…

[Quiet Thoughts] Insider/Outsider

Photo: It’s summer time and I’ve got two active little boys. This was taken before the dirt started flying. We’re having baths before lunch time every day now…   “Afterall, you are raising New Englanders…”–My Uncle When we named our sons, we made sure that their middle names had some association with the D.C. area…

Tabula Rasa Pars II

Photo: Ain’t I a stinker? Focusing on the carpet when you only really care about the paint. So mean of me… How long has it been, really? It has all been such a blur. So, too, was the installation of the carpet in the playroom. The men were in at 3:20 and out by 4:30….

Good News, Bad News and also, Good News

  I was awoken by National Floors Direct this morning. Carpet will be delivered today! Between 3pm and 6pm. (Also known as Blog During Nap Time) So I was like, I can write some post about something else and not post the “after” pictures until Friday… but I figured that ya’ll have been holding for collective…

24 Hours? I Should Have Known Better…

Photo: The lighting in the auction sucked, so my pictures of it on display came out poorly. But my collaborator took one to advertise to the school last week, so you can see it here. It really did come out well!   The playmat sold for $250 at the silent auction. The “value” listed was…

24 More Challenging Hours

Photo: I really need to go shopping. I’ve had this dress for years. But it still fits and is still kinda flattering, even… and I have new shoes… so… this’ll work for the auction tomorrow night?   Another challenging week is behind me and, unfortunately, I have one more trial ahead of me. Tomorrow is the…

Tabula Rasa

Photo:  Here it is, the room is primed and ready for real color! My God, it feels like it took forever to get here…   There are two coats of primer on the walls in the playroom. Two nights of being up until midnight getting it done. I used my mid-day writing time to paint an…

Challenges Seem to Come in Threes

Photo: Funny story, we didn’t make it to church yesterday. The Husband swore up and down that church started at 11. When we got there at 10:45, the sign on the church very clearly stated the Holy Eucharist started at 10. Soooo we went to the farm instead. I looked a little out of place…