With Every Victory Comes Two New Challenges…

Photo: I took the boys to Drumlin Farm today so we could all get some fresh air. Best decision I made all day.     I have a landline, but I can only dial out and cannot get phone-calls in. I have a 2nd floor toilet and sink, but cannot use the very lovely clawfoot…

It’s Rough Around the Edges…

Photo: A view of the master bedroom this morning. One of my favorite things to do when moving into a new place is observing the light throughout the day. The house has beautiful moments of sunlight throughout the day in different rooms. I can’t wait to play with color in the context of the changing…

[Quiet Thoughts] Remember the Simple Things

Photo: Today is a perfect day to break out one of the beach sunrise pictures I took last September. First of all, there is snow everywhere here in Massachusetts and I’m already sick of looking at it. Second of all, it is perfect for the beginning of my post. Third of all, the camera on…

Messy Times with Toddlers

  I wrote a post this morning and it was a little over-the-top. I read it over three times before just discarding it. What is the point of having a blog if it is just full of bitching and moaning? Clearly, that’s not why ya’ll tune in! So then I did some cleaning, and I…

I Can See it on the Horizon

Photo: Christmas came a little early for me and The Husband. We needed to exchange gifts to keep our sanity. This little sweetie is more than I could have hoped for.   I know that I’m getting there–I have to get there no matter what! That’s just how time works, right? The finishline is on…

Of Microaggressions and Getting a Little Angry…

Photo: This is a picture of my front yard from a few weeks ago. You can’t drive over it because my septic system is under all that dirt, and if you drive over it, you can damage it. There is a way to drive to the front of the house. You see that dumpster there? Yeah……

How Brief the Reprieve!

Photo: Part of the wall on the left side of this photo is coming down today, I think. In all of my pain and stress, I can’t wait to visit the house this weekend and see this wall opened up. The house is going to feel so much more open!! Pictures, hopefully, Friday or Monday. …

It’s Better to LOOK Good than to FEEL Good

Photo: Bliss is water, history, and a quiet moment in my own head. The Old North Bridge is another very good reason to love where I live.   My Father, God bless him, has a favorite quote: “You look marvelous! Simply marvelous! And as we all know, it’s much better to look good than to feel good.” This…

At Least My Christmas Card is Ordered

Photo: There was a time when making the Christmas Card was just so easy. But as the boys grow older (yet no less cute), it is hard to get them to be cool in the studio and get it done. We didn’t really have the $200 required to do the studio thing this year anyway….

Who is this “Mama” you speak of? She must be one busy lady!

Photo: Oh Ursa Minor… you used to be so… quiet! What I wouldn’t give for toddler pacifiers and toddler sleeping swings. Those would be awesome. I have put the boys in the nursery for a nap. I took them to the farm today and made them walk the entirety of it. I did this solely for the…