[Fail] Not my fault this time!

The internet has been down all evening here, coming up again in fits and starts, never remaining for more than a few minutes. I hoped to get some Quiet Thoughts in today, but it would seem that the technology gods are conspiring against me. I am pecking this out on my phone, a task that…

Sometimes, Sleep Wins

Photo: Birthday month rolls on with fun gifts from my sister that came in the mail yesterday! I think I’ve decided that I like pins. I didn’t know it until I started collecting a few and now they are my thing. The Maryland one is especially beautiful and well-made. They are going on my nerdy…

[Short Post] Past My Bedtime

  Seeing as it’s my birthday month and it would seem that all my bestest friends around here all have their birthdays this week and next, I was out tonight with one of my favorite most bestest friends. It’s been a few hours of giggling and laughing and talking and, well, I’m tired. Prolonged belly-laughs will…

[Fail] One More Week of This

Photo: Our new CSA has a blackberry bramble where we get to pick our own blackberries. They are absolutely without a doubt the most delicious things you’ve ever eaten. What a very pleasant surprise and absolute joy to walk the row with my two little boys and they stuff themselves on the things. The berries…

[Short Post] Comin’ Up Due

Photo: Shoutout to my friend Marney Mae over at The Salted Banana, one of my favorite blogs on the web because I love her pictures and thoughts so very much. I do believe that the nasturtium in my flower boxes are now second generation from the seeds she sent me last year. They are breathtaking…

[Fail] Again, I know

    I’m so sorry, Dear Reader. For the second Friday in a row, I’ve gotta step away and be cool. It was another week of challenges, capped off today with good news (I have a new freelancing client! Yay!) but then ended with a lot of nonsense and, ultimately, a fight with my husband….

[Bloggy Fail] ‘Twas a Long Week

  I so don’t want to put up a fail post tonight, Dear Reader. They seem to come in clusters, don’t they? It’s a bad habit. I’m sorry. But truth be told, it was one of those weeks where the jar was drained and drained with very little to fill it. For all that I…

[Bloggy Fail] Ran Out of Time Today

  Oh, Dear Readers, I did my absolute best to have a perfect and full blogging week. Unfortunately, the snow disruptions and other obligations completely and totally caught up with me, and I have yet more that must be done. But it’s Friday, and Friday is for wishes, even if I can’t fully write the…

[Bloggy Fail] Full Bandwidth

  It was bound to happen: I’d hit the Holiday Wall of Fa-la-la-la-CRAZYTOWN TOO MUCH TO DO. And, well, here I am. Having had to go into the city today, I actually hand wrote most of a blog post in my notebook today. Welp, my notebook is downstairs and I’m up here and I have…

[Short Post]Can’t Feel Accomplished for More than a Minute

Photo: Richard! You fool! Get down from there! (Seriously, I forgot to move the damn doll already! Had to throw him up there while the boys were still doing their get-up routine. Thank goodness I remembered!   The Christmas letter is written. The Christmas cards arrived yesterday afternoon (special shout out to the postal worker…