So You’re 30…with Toddlers…

Photo: I don’t know if ya’ll can really see him, but that’s Ursa Major with a little play “sword” in his hand, about to fight a “notorious Italian swordsman” at the Renaissance Faire. They called him “Sir Oblivious” because he barely knew what was going on… but he had fun, and that’s what matters.   I…

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[Quiet Thoughts] Of Momentous Non-Change

Photo: Looking north from my favorite perch next to the Old North Bridge. Beautiful, no? Peaceful, yes? Yeah. That and more. And that’s why I got no work done this morning while I was sitting there. This is no longer the place where I can go on baby-free mornings.     “You know I’m going…

Orchard to River-Front: An Exceptional Day to Wander and Wonder

Photo: Ursa Minor was excited to get on the hayride to the orchard this morning! Once he figured out how to twist the apples off of the trees, he was a pickin’ machine! Today was one of those days that I’ll keep with me for a while. I’ll contemplate it from different angles, regret some…

A Church Goin’ Wife? Survey Says…

Photo: My sewing machine (sorta) success! I was able to make a nice little organizer for all of my knitting accouterments so they aren’t all floating around the house. I’m in the last stages of making a “portable” one that can fit in a bag and I can take with me to the park! I…

[Bloggy Fail] Huh? What?

Photo: My Little Sous Chef at school today, doin’ it up big with some playdough.  The preschool classes with the “big kids” is quite involved indeed! But Ursa Major is fitting right in, making new friends, and falling in love with his teachers. I wish, though, that I had more time to spend with him…

The Full Swing of Things

Photo: How on earth did I manage to get myself two preschoolers!? I sat down in this office chair and let out one of this loud, long, obnoxious woooooo that is quite characteristic for fat old mamas like myself. There was an “oh my!” right afterward, which came straight out of my mama’s mouth, and I could just hear her when…

What? It’s Monday??

Photo: There are leaves on our lawn. We need to rake them and put them in our compost pile. “Need a wheelbarrow for that,” says The Husband. Children see the wheelbarrow and beg until The Husband puts them in it and carts them around the yard. Good job, Husband. Way to set a bad precedent….

[Quiet Thoughts] Be Content With Your Choices

Photo: Are these little dudes ready for school? Good thing little Ursa Minor’s first day isn’t until next week… There was no way I was going to tell that kid he couldn’t bring his backpack anyway. It all worked out… Both boys went to school today–the eldest for his second day of school, the youngest…

Closing Ceremony for Camp Mama

Photo: Oh hey, is it the last day of summer? Why not celebrate by going outside in our pajamas and slippers and getting all crazy dirty and junk? Oh and is it 2pm and ya’ll still refuse to go inside, each lunch and take a nap? That’s cool. I’m cool. Your little selves are gettin’…