Just Roll With It

Photo: Some of our lettuce flowered and went to seed last year. We clearly didn’t notice! Well, to our wonderful surprise, we have a bed full of little lettuce volunteers in one of our garden beds! Spring mix is my preferred salad to buy at the grocery store. I can’t wait to serve some of…

[Quiet Thoughts] Like Yourself Season

Photo: I grill so hard. I don’t really mean to show off, but I’m feeling really proud of these beauties. Major and The Husband absolutely love scallops. I only got one because of their greed! Super unfair!   When the promised warmth finally arrives, everyone has to have an extremely honest and intimate moment with themselves in the…

Lucky Me

Photo: Yesterday was the second good day. Too perfect, just too perfect! So perfect, matter of fact, that I gots myself a little sunburn. I’m super sorry-not-sorry for that, because when the warm season is this short, I feel like it’s my sole job to absorb as much pure, unadulterated sunshine as humanly possible. (This is…probably…

[Bloggy Skip Day] The First Good Day!

That’s right ya’ll, it finally happened, the first good day. Today is the first good day! The sun is strong, there is no wind chill, there is just warmth and sunshine and ahhhhh. My feet and legs ain’t ready for it and I don’t even care. (Okay, I care. I gotta… fix my life… first thing tomorrow….

[Quiet Thoughts] Centering Prayer

Photo: I had to bake bread today… You see, I was hoping that I’d wake up today with the sunshine and feel a little better about things. Surely lack of sunshine is what set me in my bad mood on Monday morning. Problem is, I didn’t feel better. I took one scroll through my Facebook…

Little Bears in the Big City

Photo: Two little boys observing safe sea creatures to touch and such. Walking into the aquarium for free is joy enough. Being able to share a morning at the aquarium with a dear friend and her son makes it infinitely better.   Ask and you shall receive, ya’ll. I wrote my whiny post on Monday…

All Sorts of Mood

Photo: My two little bears were all too happy to help with my neighbor’s annual yard debris burn in their backyard. When the fire began to smolder because much of the wood was still green, the boys went to our yard to get our Christmas tree from two years ago. As you can imagine, this…

[Quiet Thoughts] Facing History

Photo: I had to be outside yesterday. It was cloudy, but warm enough. We popped by the Discovery Museum for a little while and spent time in their Discovery Woods. The play area has changed a little bit, which made for fun exploration for both boys. I know that some of ya’ll Dear Readers are…

“So, ARE you?”

Photo: Ursa Minor’s castle art work for the Fairy Tale unit at school.   This morning was the Fairy Tale Tea at Minor’s kindergarten class. We got the invitation last week and were like, d’oh! We’re busy enough and then the random school thing pops up. Anyway, we all piled in the car this morning and went…

Of Endlessness

Photo: I don’t even know what this thing in Maine was called… a reach? Is that right? Anyway, it was endless… it just went on and one and we didn’t go to the end. It was beautiful and intimidating and I certainly didn’t have the right shoes for traversing it. I can just see a…