The Tale of the Chip

Photo: Can you see the chip in the rim of this here bowl? Not a big deal, right? That’s what I said.   First, before I get into my little tale, I must start with an apology. Boy Scouts ate my weekend, starting promptly on Friday afternoon. I had planned my day for writing Quiet…

This Grass is Mighty Green

Photo: Oh, we kicked it way old-school with the parenting on Sunday. It was hot and my husband and I were sittin’ in the shade. Major was like, “can we play with the hose?” And we looked at each other and said yes! Twenty minutes of spraying and nonsense ensued. They played with that thing all day…

The Road Back to Somewhere

Photo: The next room to get the DIY treatment. Anyone out there in the universe have nice chairs? Those chairs are actually for an outdoor set that we’ve never been able to use outdoors… they are heavy and… *Sigh*. That’s what you get when just about all of your furniture is second-hand. Anyway, if you…

[Quiet Thoughts] Do What You Must, Make It Your Best

Photo: This picture represents a summer of knitting for me. That’s a 40-inch baby blanket in basket-weave stitch, and those are the cutest little garter-stitch baby booties ever! My awesome neighbors are expecting their first grandchild, and I couldn’t think of a better way to thank them for their kindnesses than to present them with…

Well, Color Me Surprised…

Photo: Bearack Obama found a place in the dining-room built-in cabinet last week, along with a few other treasures that we have. Bearack was the subject of some colorful commentary on the part of my father-in-law a few years ago. Nothing was said this time around…or at least, not in my presence. It just ain’t…

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…

A Series of Disappointments

  I don’t know why I got all excited about Easter. Maybe it’s because the winter is so long and Easter is my barometer of spring-ness. It’s an excuse to go buy fresh new outfits, get the boys a haircut, go outside and blow bubbles and so on and so forth. We chose not to…

Maybe it’s the moon?

  There is just something going on this week. It is just the week from Hell. And yes, it’s only mid-day Wednesday. I don’t know what it is, but the kids are all off the chain this week. I run a co-op playgroup at one of the prestigious colleges here in The North (don’t get…

Mothers need support. Big and Small. And from self.

  This week has been all about my in-laws. There was a parting shot of ridiculousness that infuriated me on the way out the door, but that will be reserved for another post. Today, we talk about criticism. My husband has a brother who is a 4 years behind him. That brother has a wife…