Geographical Reorientation

Photo: This is the awesome view of the Charles River and the Boston skyline during playgroup every Monday. Not a lot of people get to see this view from this high up, but we were very lucky. Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t get to spend my Mondays staring out at this view anymore…   …

[Quiet Thoughts] Today is Better than Monday

Photo: A most gracious and glorious gift.   This Friday morning, I need to stop and say thank you. Thank you to dear bloggy friends, like Zeudytigre, who has been following my journey from afar for a long time and wrote two wonderful posts about surviving her own construction experiences. The story about the process…

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…

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…

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…

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….

A “Make It Work” Moment

Photo: Ursa Minor at the old place. During the better times. The not screaming through meals times.     I wish I could have written this morning, but Ursa Minor is going through the “I scream through dinner, eating basically nothing, so then I wake up at 6am hungry” phase. So when I thought I’d…

Excuse Me While I (Try and Fail to) Resist Insanity

Photo: One of the last pictures I took at the old apartment. The boys decided to help me pack a box of their clothes. Maybe we made a mistake when we moved here? Maybe most of our recent decisions haven’t been good ones? Shall I tell you about the home inspection? Are you ready to…