[Fail] A Week to Be Crazy

Photo: Isn’t that the coolest? My dear friend Tracy, who owns Happy Owl Glassworks, has made a gorgeous series of glass owls! They are all unique and she sells them for $45. The coolest part? They are magnetic and come with a little magnet for you to stick somewhere so that you can display your owl…

[Fail] Ran out of time

Photo: The boys and I were introduced to Daurma Otoshi yesterday while at the Discovery Museum! They had students from Showa Boston at the Museum teaching kiddos all sorts of different from Japanese things. We played Daurma Otoshi, the boys played ball-in-a-cup (and brought a cup and ball home), and we had fun playing with…

[Fail] Wednesdays are Brutal…

Photo: Ursa Major has his first gig next Sunday. He’ll be playing Silent Night at church with his favorite guitar player! He’s so excited! For the past two weeks, he’s been practicing the song every night and he has been practicing playing standing up, which is a different feel than having it in your lap!…

[Fail] Writer’s Block looms…

Photo: The Fairy Garden after a second summer! Things are practically overgrown! I don’t know the names of any of these succulents. They’re just pretty and weird. Can I winter them over? We’ll see!   I know there are other aspiring writers who read this blog, so when I write that Writer’s Block is a…

[Fail] You Have One Job

Photo: Ursa Major. Home for Day 3 of whatever this is.   Currently, I’m a co-leader, a co-municipal liaison, a book club leader, a writing class teacher, a freelance writer, a fiction writer and a frantic crafter and oh, right, a blogger. But actually and factually, I’m a Mom. “Just” a Mom. Nothing brings you…

[Fail] They Know When I Need to Think

Photo: Urgent Care is better than a straight-up ER, but it’s still not an ideal place to spend the afternoon.   So, The Husband and I were sick on Friday, so I actually spent most of the day in bed. I got little work done, despite much to do. But I needed the rest and I…

[Fail] A Note About Wednesdays

Photo: Ursa Minor made this piece of art at the Museum on Saturday. I loved watching it come together. Kinda makes me think of a wormhole…   Ok, so, Wednesdays. It’s becoming quite clear to me that when I re-teach this class in the Fall, I’ll need to make it on Tuesday or Thursday night…

[Fail] Time and Trees

Photo: Look at those ominous lookin’ trees staring down at me with their pollen-filled branches! Believe it or not, I walked in this house at 9:30 after a really wonderful and robust class with my students tonight. I left the school after writing down some notes for myself for next class and cleaning the white…

[Fail] Curled Up in a Ball

Lord, sometimes the universe just knows. My Taproot came today and it’s just what I need. I have been feeling awful all day today. With the day’s duties over and the boys tucked in bed, the house is finally quite and still, allowing me to curl up with a heat pack, some decaf chai (which I’m…

Apologies & Update

  My Dear Reader! I’m so sorry I missed my post last night! It’s a rarity to go a post day without at least putting up a [Fail] post! I’m sorry to do that! Nothing is wrong, I’m just extraordinarily overbooked. I’m currently serving on a town committee that has me in meetings until late…