Weekends Have Consequences

Photo: First of all, my Wegmans has ramps right now and I cannot be more pleased. Second of all they have soft shell crabs from Maryland for not a lot of money and it’s like yessssss. So I bought three because I have no discipline and I fried one up the second I got home. My intention was…

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…

[Quiet Thoughts] Do the Best You Can

Photo: Focus not on the atrocious condition of my messy desk, and instead on the adorableness of these little baby booties! Of all of the things that I set out to do this year, knitting has been the best thing. I love it. It’s probably saved my children, my marriage, my life… It is the…

Deadline Approacheth

  A quick post because I just so appreciate your concern and support. I’m so grateful, and I will get to everyone’s comments this week, even if I don’t get a real Quiet Thoughts post on Friday. Hopefully, though, I’ll be done or close enough to done that I’ll be able to write something real… because…

Oh, and…

  Remember how I said that the house is a mess and all of our systems of order have broken down because of how busy we are? Last night at 11:30, I realized this terminex guy is gonna be all over this house. So, precious embroidery time is going to turn into frantic clean the…

We Do What We Must

Photo: There you go! The winning color palette for the playroom! I was able to hold off the imperialist incursion unto my space! Boom!   Lawd if we ain’t burnin’ the candle at both ends. Seriously. We are both just killing ourselves right now. For the last 5 days, we’ve been up until 11 and…

Torn in Too Many Directions…

  I know that the rest of America is having another non-conversation about race in America because two old White men decided to say mean stupid things about Black people. I know that it’s a big deal when old White men say mean, stupid things about Black people because, you know, that never happens and it’s…

[Quiet Thoughts] Take Time To Recognize Progress

Photo: Ursa Minor on the playground today. At a playground that might actually make me like playgrounds!   It’s Friday, dear reader! It’s the last Friday of April! Time to assess what I’ve done with my time. There were plenty of events to bemoan this month, and I’m sure that I chronicled them nicely enough, but…

Eris, Please Take Yourself and Your Apple to Another Party…

  Photo: What is that? Oh, well, if you look closely, you’ll see a wire danging in front of my car in the middle of my driveway. You see, I had a beautiful morning planned of some light grocery shopping and cleaning while Ursa Major was at preschool yesterday. But when I left Roche Bros….

Super Mom is an Illusion

Photo: Ursa Major blowing out the candle for his third birthday. He really is such a big boy now… I can’t believe it. He is quiet reliant, too… more so than I could even give him credit for. Still though, I wish we could have done more for him this year. Next year, we’ll have…