When Did All This GROWING Happen!?

Photo: I don’t know if you can see them, but if you look carefully, you can see three deer in my yard. Three! We were sitting down to dinner, just started getting into a groove, and then one of them actually passed by really close to the house. She noticed us looking at her and she…

[Quiet Thoughts] Expansion, Contraction

Photo: I got my free morning, so you know where I went!! The water is flowing, no longer frozen. Matter of fact, the water has risen significantly and will be pretty high soon. You won’t be able to walk beyond the statue to the left before long. That’s how high the river gets! Tour groups…

Walk in Shiny Shoes

Photo: It is spring time and longtime readers know that I always think about the cherry blossoms during this time of year. I haven’t seen them in person since we moved to Boston (back in ’06) and they are really important to me. So I’ve been writing about them (they are a part of the…

The Connection Between Words and Meaning

Photo: Two months of work, a lot of learning, sore hands and a lot of pride… that’s what this sleep sack is to me. I am so happy to have finished over the weekend and have sent it off to my friend. Two more to do! Cuttin’ fabric after I’m done with this post!  …

[Quiet Thoughts] Strength, Sharing, Striving

Photo: Parent-helping at school means a painted picture. The naming of this one should be obvious: Rising, hopeful warmth. School paint on newspaper print. Fun fact: I walked away from this painting for about 5 minutes to wash my hands after taking the picture, and some kid came and slashed it through with yellow paint. Booooooooooooo….

Windy Days Deserve Pappardelle

Non-photo: I… didn’t take a lot of pictures today. Because I was hella busy. And many of the pictures I did take ended up blurry because I apparently suck at taking pictures. So… uh…. there. But there are pictures below. Don’t judge. 🙂   The wind ripped and raced around this house last night like it…

And Now, We Plan…

Photo: The melting from the roof seems to be over and we have come away from it all with very little damage (or so we think. We haven’t found much evidence of it). A small ice dam in the attic above the master bedroom created a leak big enough to make this stain. That stain…

[Quiet Thoughts] As Others Hear You

Photo: Dear snow, thank you for going away. Could you please hurry up? The boys really need to start getting outside to play. K? Thx.   Major has been doing a lot of mirroring in his imaginary play lately. It started with him finding one of the old plastic (and loud) baby phones that lights up…

Finally, a "Good" Day!

Photo: BARE GROUND, DEAR READER!!! I haven’t seen that since… since… I don’t even know!   I can see my stone fence. I can see my stone fence, ya’ll! And I’m pretty sure it was 60 degrees today. Errybody had their windows down, their coats off and their smiles on! Hell, if there hadn’t been so much…

You Smart Little Bear

Photo: The world is still covered in white and, for some reason, when I take pictures inside of my house they turn out blurry (because, obviously, I’m the greatest blog photographer you know!). So… uh… here is a picture of the golden-delicious buttermilk biscuits that I made for breakfast yesterday! Too bad the Wegmans-brand breakfast sausage…