Hmm… This Place Feels Familiar…

Photo: The wall between my living room and dinning room was opened up. It’s lovely, and very incomplete. That mass of stuff in the dinning room? That’s my furniture. I can’t put it in my living room because my living room is still full of construction debris. “Listen, I’ve been bending so far backwards on…

Paradiso

It was one hell of a journey. And in the end, closing took 3 1/2 hours with a major complication that required a entirely new set of documents to be printed and driven for an hour to be delivered to us to be signed. But there is a half acre of land in Massachusetts that…

False Summit

Didn’t I tell ya’ll not to congratulate me? Didn’t I? E-mail from the selling agent: “i will know tomorrow if the town will be able to issue us a Title V certificate for the septic on Thursday. Usually, they can take up to 14 days. They said they’d do their best to get it done…

The Universe is Always in Balance…

Photo: From the MLK Memorial in Washington DC. Clearly I need to channel that great, peaceful man this morning. It’s cold, ya’ll. Seriously, it’s 37 degrees here in the Boston area this morning. I am not ready for this. Now, don’t get me wrong–cold weather means jackets and sweaters, and I rock jackets and sweaters (cuz the cover…

Am I Capable of Being So Brave?

  Twice a week, I get two hours without Ursa Major. One baby is much easier to handle than two. I have been trying to use my time wisely and efficiently, recognizing that preschool time is a golden and short period. Thursday has become grocery store day. Ursa Minor loves pointing out items that he…

More Language! More Throwing! My “Baby” is about to be a TODDLER!

Photo: Ursa Minor before his very first haircut. Oh my goodness, I loved that hair. I miss it so much. Surprisingly, it never curled up the way his brother’s did. Actually, his hair became lighter and a little more straight. He looks more and more like his father on a daily basis. Unbelievable. I’ve been calling Ursa…

Multiple Levels of Crazy-crazy!

Photo: The chickens were out of the coop at the Farm on Friday! We spotted them right away and looked at them through the fence. I also learned that the farm sells the eggs from the chickens! WHAAAAA?? Delicious!! There is nothing better than a poached super-crazy-fresh egg. Yummy yum yummers. So much happening. So…

Quiet Thoughts? But the thing is, I’m screaming…

Hmmm… where do I start? Whhheeeeerrrreeee do I start? Shall we start with the house? You want the good news or the good news? (there is no good news) Let’s start with the good news: “The cost to extend the main line and run gas service to your home will be $8,853.” Oh? Is that…

Quiet Thoughts: And I Shall Pay the Iron Price

Title: If you don’t get it, you must read Game of Thrones. No, don’t watch the show. Read the freaking books first! Then read the books. Photo: Ursa Major had the best time at preschool orientation today!   My goodness… where do I begin? Let’s start with a joke: 5 blondes, a brunette, and a mixed-kid…

Segregation, Good Schools, and Homebuying in The North

  Photo Credit: The Library of Congress Looking for a home is nothing like the fun that House Hunters and Property Virgins on HGTV makes it look like it’s supposed to be. I wish I had a lovely realtor out there to help me out, showing me awesome properties and helping me negotiate. I’m getting none…