[Quiet Thoughts] Mid-Summer Quiet

Photo: I took my sister to the Discovery Museum on Wednesday because I’m so proud of it and I wanted her to see what all we’ve done. This little sweet display, with the perfect quote I need for my weeks ahead, is tucked away in a corner of the museum reserved for our youngest learners….

Visit to the ICA Boston

Photo: Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge…   My sister is in town. I’m going to call her Alice for the purpose of writing this post, though that’s not her real name. Longtime readers recall that Alice is an artist who went to real, actual art school (MICA, in Maryland, which is a…

Of Resolve

Photo: It was a splurge, and now I’m questioning its taste…. but I still love it and I’m keeping it up. The Husband put it on the wall without complaint. We’ll see how I feel about it in a week… it might continue to be displayed, but perhaps on a different wall…? No matter what,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Interludes

Photo: I am taking back to Massachusetts a few precious things from Grandy’s house. Kitchen items, mostly, like a ceramic bowls used for a myriad of beloved recipes, including kinklings. I also have a few of her purses, and there is even more stuff to sift through when I return over Christmas. It would seem…

“Dude, is that your mom?”

Photo: A back yard that meant so much to me. Much playing of tag and blowing bubbles and such in this space. My grandfather took a lot of pride in the plantings, with tomatoes to nosh and roses blooming in the summer. He mowed it, he weeded it, he loved it. It’s hard to see…

American Pastimes Are Expensive

Photo: Summer is for chasing lightning bugs. Gone are the days of pickle jars with holes in the lid, though. The lightning bugs my boys caught luxuriated in a mesh-netted container, so comfortable and breathable that they actually survived through the night! 2018 never ceases to amaze!   I should start this post by saying…

[Quiet Thoughts] Summer Motherhood

Photo: I took a bunch of pictures with my “good” camera in the hopes of getting one good enough for the Christmas letter at the end of the year. When this came across my screen, I laughed so hard that tears came to my eyes. Sometimes you run across a photograph that is your kids…

Another Passing

Photo: I sincerely believe that sunrise is the moment when here and there are separated by only the thinnest veil.   I failed to mention during my last post that The Husband lost his grandmother on Saturday morning. We left the Outer Banks on Friday night in anticipation of the traffic on Saturday, arrived in…

Back from Poolside

Photo: One of the few pictures I took of two little boys with my phone while on vacation. I sincerely tried my best to touch my phone only once a day. It was… impossible… but I made a really strong effort! Anyway, there are more on my good camera… I’ll share throughout the week.  …