The Funny Thing About Marital Critique

Photo: The Day Lilies on the side of the barn are finally blooming! Aren’t they pretty? Our yard is just full of surprises!   The Husband and I will mark 6 years of marriage in October. Can you believe it? It’ll be some 13 years for us as a couple come next February. We’ve been partners…

[Quiet Thoughts] Where Did My Six Months Go??

Photo: I realize that I shouldn’t have put anything cooking related on my year task-list because, honestly, it was just a freebee. Not fair at all. I baked no less than five loaves of brioche this week and only kept 1 for me. And I’m waiting for my bananas to ripen more so that I…

Seasons Change and So Do Children

Photo: What are those, you’re wondering? Oh, no big deal… just real life raspberries growing in my freaking front lawn!! YEAH!!!!  Hopefully I’ll get some before the birds do! Yesterday, Ursa Major announced right after nap that he wanted to watch me cook dinner “because I’m your sous chef!” I didn’t really believe him but told…

Play In The Right Circles

Photo: As you’ll recall, last year they couldn’t stand the sand… this year, they’re alls about it! GRRR! Maybe next year we’ll go to a real beach…   I’m very surprised and pleased to say that we’ve received quite a few playdate and outing invitations since school ended. It’s nice to feel wanted and a part of a community….

[Quiet Thoughts] Open the Door and Say “Thank You”

Photo: I have no idea what this plant is, but it has bloomed since my Uncle brought it to me. Isn’t it lovely? It has been a week, dear reader. I’m so damn tired. But really, I didn’t do any work this week. I’m tired the way that any hostess is tired after an extended…

There will totally be a post tonight, WITH PICTURES and junk!

Quiet Thoughts are impossible in my current circumstance. Too much a’happenin’!! But, I don’t want you to have to wait for the after pictures of the bathroom and front flower bed. So, come Hell or high water, there will be pictures in a post before midnight. Totally worth the wait. I promise. See you then!

“Boy, You’re Gonna at Least Try!”

  Ursa Major is currently going through this funky stage where he has decided that he won’t take any risks. If he isn’t confident that he can do it perfectly (whatever “perfectly” is in his mind) the first time, he isn’t going to do it at all. He says, “But I don’t know how to…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Power of a Fresh “New” Look…

Photo: The Azaleas were a big surprise this season. They didn’t last very long, so I didn’t get a good picture of them in full bloom. Oh well…   I’ve been excited about writing this post since Tuesday. I’m just going to share my cool awesome surprise and then start yapping away. Let’s do it….

Ready for a Break

Photo: My latest problem. So what else is new? I mean, seriously, ya’ll are all going to stop reading my blog soon because it is seriously one thing after another around here.   I had such hopes for today’s post. I was actually outlining it yesterday in my journal as the boys were fighting over…