A Way With Words

Photo: I confess that I’m not a big fan of board games. Outside of chess, I don’t really play them. Because opposites attract and the universe is funny, The Husband is a big fan of such games. So when I came home with this from a yard sale on Saturday, he was really pleased. Surprisingly,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Fires and Fighting Them

Photo: An oldie, but a goodie, and apt for this post.   My church has a very robust Climate Change ministry that is lovely and effective. Posters hang during coffee hour after service, this spring we had a service dedicated to the cause, speakers have come in specifically to preach on the issue and so…

[Short Post] Still Catching Up

Photo: The wild flowers of summer are beautiful and distracting. A blessing and a curse on busy days like today!   It’s 10:40 at night and I am just sitting down in a quiet house to write this blog post. It was my plan to write about the incredible events of this week, the anarchy…

Settling Back In

Photo: The first thing we saw when we came up our driveway was a garden that was very well taken care of while we were away. Our tomato plants are taller than we are! The kale is huge and we are going to eat a lot of it this week! There is an adorable baby melon and…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Summering Away

Photo: No matter the location, when I see those two fuzzy little heads together, I feel content. There is nothing better than when they are looking at the world together.   I live in a place where everyone has a “house on the Cape” or a “place in the mountains.” Everyone seems to have parents…

Tourists At Home

Photo: The boys thought that the Capitol Building was the White House. We had to explain many times that it’s not. They also thought that the Washington Monument is where George Washington lives. We had to explain that one a couple times, too. “But so, he’s here, right? With Alexander Hamilton?” Major asked. Oh Lordy,…

Mid-Summer Musings

Photo: May he always look at toys this way… Ursa Minor got to build this one with a little help from his grandfather. So much joy! He ran around the house with it for about 30 minutes and then you know what happened, right? Yup. Broke. Boys… Lordy…   I spent my weekend knitting and…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Textures of Home

Photo: I love this photo. I think it’s the textures of it that catch my eye. So different than the textures of the life I live and the lives my children live. The “No Trespassing” sign feels comical to me. I want to laugh at it. “Don’t you know that’s Nanny’s door?” I want to…

More Than Just Camp

Photo: I’m getting back to knitting in the round, which isn’t one of my strongest skills. My sister complains a lot about chilly fingers while typing in air-conditioned Texas spaces (or in the winter, which I guess happens ever-so-briefly down there), so I’m knitting her these fingerless mitts! If you’re curious about the pattern, it…

It’s Gonna be Great!

Photo: This photo is one of three that simply took my breath away last week. The absolute purity of is what strikes me. It says so much with so little. Wait till you see the other ones, Dear Reader!   Today is a big day for the three of us. Today is the first day…