I'll Sleep in December

Photo: Your eyes do not deceive you. That’s four flower beds ready for next year’s planting! They are filled with our compost, and we’ve just gotta buy soil for them next year. One will be for tomatoes and herbs, another for flowers, another for “fun” stuff like melons and pumpkins, and the other for greens! We’re already…

Advertisements

[Quiet Thoughts] You Have to Jump In If You Want to Swim

Photo: Halloween is a pain in the butt for mamas! I have been up all day tending to Halloween things. Now here I am and there isn’t much to show for all of my time today! I don’t even want all that candy those two brought into this house! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning I stand at…

“Why Are You Yawning, Mama?”

Photo: Oh hey, did I forget where my glasses are this morning? Did I have to wear my back-up glasses to preschool today? Did I realize that my back-up glasses actually have a better prescription than my regular glasses, so I should probably set aside my vanity and wear them on a daily basis? Yeah……

[Quiet Thoughts] To Traverse The Distance

Photo: I’m between knitting projects so, in my mental anguish this week, I decided to break out my sewing machine for the first time in years. I’m sorta winging a project with some fabric I’ve had in my stash forever. As anyone with a trained eye can see, I haven’t really mastered sewing straight yet. It’s…….

The Thin Boundary between Everything and Nothing

Photo: I took this picture a long time ago… Ursa Major must have been one when this photo was taken. A year ago, we were just leaving the community when this photo was taken. A year ago. For ya’ll who have been with me for a while, you understand why that’s a little ridiculous. We’ve…

Despite Our Failings

Photo: Our first little harvest of the raspberries growing in our yard. They are sweet and wonderful. My husband is overjoyed. They are not seedless, so that’s kind of funny because you usually get them seedless at the grocery store. Doesn’t really matter because they are so lovely!   So, I am about 20,000 words…

[Quiet Thoughts] Taking Stock at the End of the Month

Photo: Proof that I have been knitting! There are a certain amount of rows of stockinette stitch curled up around that needle. Also, this is the first picture I’ve taken with my new (pre-owned emergency) phone! And…uh…. I dunno, I feel like the quality isn’t any better than I’ve had with my other phone. Seeing…

Failure, False Starts and Wednesday

Photo: This was the view outside of my kitchen window yesterday. I sent it in response to Zeudytigre’s lovely tweet of the first dandelions in her garden. Massachusetts is just a cold, sad place right now.   You know me to (generally) be an optimist. But today? Today is a half-empty kind of day. Actually,…