[Quiet Thoughts] Part 1: What’s Delivered

  On Monday, Massachusetts experienced a really ridiculous wind storm. It started up on Sunday night, went full force into the day on Monday, and got very, very serious on Monday afternoon. Gusts in the area reached upwards of 70 mph. It was cold, it was mean, it was fierce, it was chaotic. The ancient…

[Quiet Thoughts] Tranquil inside, Chaos Out

Photo: That is a playroom so clean you can eat off the floor. But, you wouldn’t, because that would be weird. But you could. I don’t think I’ve seen it since clean since we had the carpet was installed. It’s a miracle.   I confess that I started this week with a very bad attitude. I’ve been…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Joyful Gratitude

Photo: Our dear friend gave the boys this adoooorable book yesterday! Absolutely love it. I’m so glad that the boys haven’t outgrown good picture books yet. You should pick up a copy for the kiddos in your life at an independent bookstore near you!  40 some-odd Valentines went up out of this house yesterday. Despite…

Mid-Week Quiet

Photo: I got the boys out in the snow yesterday and they went straight for the playfort. Have you ever made snow fly off of a slide before? My boys did. They also crawled in the snow, laid in the snow, ate the snow… I found protection in the playfort and watched, flabbergasted.   I…

Learning and Exploring

Photo: Ursa Minor and a “magic box” that makes whole entire decks of cards disappear! gasp   Over Christmas someone gave the boys a “magic” set full of some 150 pieces of plastic and stuff. The boys were thrilled. I was…less enthused… because omg so many pieces and they will all be lost in an instant. Also,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Whispered Assurance

Photo: Our friends gave us a Playstation Classic for Christmas, and one of the games it comes with is called Intelligent Qube. I don’t know how I missed this game back in the day, but it’s amazing and we’re all having a lot of fun with it. The Husband has gotten the farthest on it…

The Time of “I Don’t Wanna”

Photo: This year, I’m learning applique. I was at my favorite fabric store today  (followed by pretty yummy Thai) to pick up fabric and embroidery thread/floss to replicate this piece that my sister did for me back in ’16. I call her Our Lady of Smiting and I give her a kiss whenever I go down…

The Tale of the Chip

Photo: Can you see the chip in the rim of this here bowl? Not a big deal, right? That’s what I said.   First, before I get into my little tale, I must start with an apology. Boy Scouts ate my weekend, starting promptly on Friday afternoon. I had planned my day for writing Quiet…