Of Spots and Who Gets Them

  I live in a place where you can go to just about any event and a Yale person will make a Harvard joke and half the room will politely laugh because hahahaha we’re such rivals. The Princeton/Brown/Cornell people roll their eyes at our juvenile behavior. Enter any given home and you’ll find a handsome…

Shifting Self-Care

Photo: My amaryllis has decided to bloom and it is just gorgeous. I never understood the forced bulb thing until now. It is bringing me so much joy, especially during these March snows, which are just the worst.   Daylights savings, Lent, March on the calendar (even if it’s snowing outside)… my brain is flipping over…

[Quiet Thoughts] for Women’s Day

Photo: My sister gave me this adorable pouch for Christmas. I have been housing my notebook and pens/pencils in it when I’m on the go with my heavy-duty tote bag. It is the perfect little something fort this life and times, but it’s especially cool for today, International Women’s Day. If you have a favorite woman…

The Possibilities

Photo: Ursa Minor’s class visited the Boston Children’s Museum today, where they have a beautiful real Japanese house gifted to the city of Boston by Kyoto, Japan (they are sister cities). This is my second time visiting the exhibit, which really is quite a marvel. In a separate classroom, the students were able to create…

Spa Day

Photo: What ya’ll know ’bout some split pea soup? It’s pretty much the greatest of all soups. Only The Husband and I seem to like it, and that’s ok with me!   When they announced last night that there wouldn’t be any school today and I was like, “we better get every single inch of…

[Quiet Thoughts] Part 2: What’s Known

Photo: Like it never even happened.   It’s the Friday after and the offending limb is in my yard in little pieces. Drawing and quartering comes to mind, which is a gruesome image but that’s what my mind conjures. My yard is a mess, the destruction clear and undeniable. It’ll remain this way until the…

[Quiet Thoughts] Part 1: What’s Delivered

  On Monday, Massachusetts experienced a really ridiculous wind storm. It started up on Sunday night, went full force into the day on Monday, and got very, very serious on Monday afternoon. Gusts in the area reached upwards of 70 mph. It was cold, it was mean, it was fierce, it was chaotic. The ancient…

[Quiet Thoughts] Tranquil inside, Chaos Out

Photo: That is a playroom so clean you can eat off the floor. But, you wouldn’t, because that would be weird. But you could. I don’t think I’ve seen it since clean since we had the carpet was installed. It’s a miracle.   I confess that I started this week with a very bad attitude. I’ve been…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Joyful Gratitude

Photo: Our dear friend gave the boys this adoooorable book yesterday! Absolutely love it. I’m so glad that the boys haven’t outgrown good picture books yet. You should pick up a copy for the kiddos in your life at an independent bookstore near you!  40 some-odd Valentines went up out of this house yesterday. Despite…

Mid-Week Quiet

Photo: I got the boys out in the snow yesterday and they went straight for the playfort. Have you ever made snow fly off of a slide before? My boys did. They also crawled in the snow, laid in the snow, ate the snow… I found protection in the playfort and watched, flabbergasted.   I…