[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….

[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…

Appreciate and Appreciate

Photo: Color is returning. It’s slow, so slow… but you can see it if you look in the right places.   The boys got in the van and Ursa Major had the audacity to ask for air conditioning. I told that boy no. You don’t pray and pray and pray for warmth and sunshine only to…

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…

[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…

Imposter Syndrome

Photo: Welp. It happened yesterday at school! Just the way he wanted it to! This is the second time I’ve sent my child to school and he came back physically different. I know that it shouldn’t be strange… it’s just a tooth. But there is something jarring about looking at your child in the morning…

Chasing the Rabbit

Photo: I got an email from a dear reader asking about that sock class I took in January. Welp… that’s my unfinished first sock… Lordy. I really enjoyed the class, but I haven’t made time to finish this “quick knit” and now I’m on my own for the dreaded kitchener stitch. My knitting partner claims…

[Quiet Thoughts] Own Up

Photo: Kinkling dough. Making one more batch tomorrow for my sister. Lord, my arms are tired, but it’s so worth it. Also… I took no pictures this week, so… uh… sorry!   I jumped on a freelance call on Tuesday and had my ass handed to me by a client. The call went bad almost…

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…