It’s always a slow start…

Photo: This is our second big tomato harvest and I’m so pleased. Along with the full bowl of tomatoes you see here (a combination of grape, chocolate, and orange burst varieties), We also harvested 2 slicing tomatoes and a heirloom today. Oh, and this mama is delighted by the jalapenos and habaneros we have been growing!…

And So, We Begin Again

Photo: Obligatory first day of school photo with obligatory too-cool poses from my 6 year-old. “Babies, can you just stand there and be cool so we can take a normal picture, please?” Minor: “What? We’re awesome. This is what awesome looks like!” Lord in Heaven, someone save me and these children.   I just want…

First Impressions

Photo: Oh? The Red Sox and Yankees are accusing each other of cheating? Here’s what we O’s fans think of all that. Also, the O’s totally beat the Yankees last night, so this photo needed to be sent to my number one favorite Yankee fan. He wasn’t amused. I think it’s adorable.   When Ursa Minor…

And They’re Off!

And my house is QUIET!!!!!! Full post tomorrow. Remind me to tell you about the wasp nest. 🙂 Sneak Preview: I can’t open my windows and there is an urgent buzzing sound happening on one side of the house.

Camp Mama Was Brought to You By…

Photo: Because I’m limping to the first day of school, I have taken no pictures lately. Not with my phone, not with my good camera. Going back in my recent pics, this one caught my eye and I thought I’d share. Our lovely friend who hosted us for bunny introductions has a wonderful garden with…

[Short Post] So close…

Photo: Foolish boys doing foolish tricks…   Ursa Minor has the sniffles. Ursa Minor has the sniffles!!! I ought to just let that be the blog post. I ought to just let those be the only words and just walk away from my computer. For real. What more is there to say? That’s a whole…

[Quiet Thoughts] Try Again Next Week

Photo: Who has the time to take new pictures in new settings!? Not this woman, Dear Reader!   Here is what I learned this week: It’s likely that I will have less time to myself during the school year than I had during the summer. That’s if this week is any indication of how it’s gonna…

[Quiet Thoughts] Pace Yourself

Photo: From the Garden in the Woods again. It’s just so perfect for today’s Quiet Thoughts. I just had to use it.   There were tears during guitar practice yesterday. We’ve been inconsistent over the last few days what with the travel and the overwhelming schedule trying to get to the miracle of the first…

Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Photo: Pure Joy is a super soft cookie and some lemonade at Panera Bread. (NOT paid to tell you that! Still true though. That lemonade is the absolute best!) What a perfect way to end our summer.   I have a sneaking suspicion that I should have done a dry-run of the school routine this…

We Now Resume Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

Photo: I’m raising New Englanders. I mean, really. Who lays down in the freaking snow!? My boys do! They literally run around, crunch around, sled and be ridiculous, and then lay down in the snow. Just looking at this picture makes me shiver. One of the moms made fun of me today for all the slipping…