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…

[Quiet Thoughts] Practice and Preach

Photo: I’ve been exploring vegetarian cuisine in both my own cooking and also at local restaurants. This is split pea soup with toasted sourdough croutons. I’m trying to figure out what I can absorb into my family’s regular diet. I’m also curious to know what all the fuss is about. I have very thoughtful, lovely…

[Fail] Hit the Day Wall

  Welp, I’ve run out of day today. I spent my day chasing every task, and now I’m up against a deadline that I can’t push back any further. And when I’m done, I’ll need to go to bed because I have a very early wake-up tomorrow. And so, I’m forced to put this [Fail]…