[Quiet Thoughts] Strange End to a Strange Week

Photo: Normal. Pretty muffins on a Friday morning is the first normal thing I’ve done this week and the last normal thing I did today. All of the rest of it? Well… read on…   There is a strange energy about these parts, dear reader. I got up this morning and saw my first sunrise in weeks, which gave…

[Bonus Post] Ursa Major, Master Negotiator

  **Warning: This is sorta gross because, you know, toilet language…so, uh… be warned** Scene: We are all sitting at the table and it is time for dessert. Ursa Major has eaten all of his kale, so he is eligible for a cookie. Minor, on the other hand, must be coaxed into eating his kale….

Return to Stillness

Photo: I thought about a selfie (I really must say, my retwist is making me feel fly, so fly!) but I decided that this would be more poetic: My shadow on the snow-covered Concord River. And yeah, those are animal prints on the river. Nifty, huh?   This morning was the first one in four…

[Bonus Post] Stand-up Comedy, Courtesy of Ursa Major

  Major: “What did the door say to the other door?” Me: “I don’t know, what did it say?” Major: “Nothing! Because doors cannot talk!”   Major: “What did the banana say to the other banana?” Me: “Uh… don’t slip? or something?” Major: “NO! He said nothing! Because bananas can’t talk!”   Major: “What did the…

Operation: We Gotta Get It Together

Photo: The septic tank emerges from the winter wasteland! Look at that! Also, it’s kinda ewww because you know what’s down there and why that’s warm enough to melt the snow… gross. But then again, I’m happy to see it. It means that the snow can and will go away!   The sun is shining on the farmhouse…

[Quiet Thoughts] Footprints in the Snow

Photo: If you look closely, you’ll see foxprints in the snow. He’s always alone when he heads out. This is actually a direction that he rarely takes, so I wonder if he’s getting hungry and seeking new places to find what he needs. I saw his prints in the driveway later, so I know that…

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Photo: I traced my first sewing pattern and cut from it today! What!? Look at me go! This is a practice run before I cut into that pretty hand-pieced quilt top I finished last week. Wanna make sure I know what I’m doing because that quilt was a lot of work! Now that the pieces…

Color My World (Again)

Photo: How did the window on my side of the bed become the draftiest window in the house? And yes, we did seal it with sealing winter caulk or whatever… Gonna have to get the funky ugly plastic to put over it instead!   The sun is shining in MetroWest. That’s adorable. Because it’s 10 degrees…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Preciousness

Photo: It just… it just keeps coming. I bet you that we won’t be able to find the little slide thingy by Sunday afternoon! I listened to one of the other moms at preschool today explain to me that she had to go through seven miscarriages, two of which were viable babies (24 weeks) before she…

No Rest for the Weary…

Photo: What’s that? The Brothers Ursa working on a puzzle together? Without any parental help? Just straight up collaborative building??? Yeah, that’s the magic, right there! I was like, “hold it together long enough for me to snap a picture!” It all went to hell probably 10 minutes after the photos were taken! Oh well. It was…