[Quiet Thoughts] Of Joyful Gratitude

Photo: Our dear friend gave the boys this adoooorable book yesterday! Absolutely love it. I’m so glad that the boys haven’t outgrown good picture books yet. You should pick up a copy for the kiddos in your life at an independent bookstore near you!  40 some-odd Valentines went up out of this house yesterday. Despite…

Learning and Exploring

Photo: Ursa Minor and a “magic box” that makes whole entire decks of cards disappear! gasp   Over Christmas someone gave the boys a “magic” set full of some 150 pieces of plastic and stuff. The boys were thrilled. I was…less enthused… because omg so many pieces and they will all be lost in an instant. Also,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Whispered Assurance

Photo: Our friends gave us a Playstation Classic for Christmas, and one of the games it comes with is called Intelligent Qube. I don’t know how I missed this game back in the day, but it’s amazing and we’re all having a lot of fun with it. The Husband has gotten the farthest on it…

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…

Small and Significant

Photo: It’s a cold as cold can be. It’s so cold, the mail won’t run. It’s so cold, you ain’t s’posed to breathe deep. It’s so cold, six people have perished. It’s so, so cold. When the blue cold of winter comes, I hold on to the sunrise in the summer time and the good…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Accountability

Photo: The rock star’s first “boom box” and CD–The Jackson 5, which I think is a very good first CD indeed. He can use it whenever he wants. Just imagine that first time you got to play your music in your room, closing the door and rocking out. My son has now done that three times. It’s just…

What’s the Deal with Goody Bags?

Photo: The boys were given a few Tinker Crates for Christmas. We built one together two weeks ago during the half-day. This was the vacuum chamber kit, and we made marshmallows expand and shrink and that was a lot of fun. I was very skeptical at first, but I have to say that we had…

So Many Miracles

Photo: Two little boys in the unexpected MVP of my 2019 right now–a hand-me-down sleeping bag from a dear friend. This awesome thing kept my babies warm when I had a hard time keeping them warm.   We went down to Maryland over Christmas knowing the boiler wasn’t long for this world. A bunch of…

[Quiet Thoughts] See you in January

Photo: Coffee Santa done tol’ me that I need a break. And I was like, nah, Santa, I can do this! And he was like, chil’, you can’t even walk right now. Look at yah! Hobblin’ mess! And I was like, Santa! I’m gettin’ around. And he was like, if you don’t take this break… and…

Mid-December Anxieties

Photo: My friend gave me this for Christmas and I think it’s lovely. My knitting bag is just adorned with favorite pins and it’s just the best! She said she picked this out because it made her think of my Quiet Thoughts. I need these things today, especially that last line: “We will be okay.”…