Just When You Think You're on the Right Track…

Photo: Our last Mommy and Me field trip was to the Museum of Fine Arts yesterday. Thanks to a pass from my local library, it only cost me $10 to get in (instead of $25!!!). Of course, it cost me $22 to park, so… anyway… When asked to tell Major about this visit, Minor reported:…

[Quiet Thoughts] You Had One Job

Photo: Two little boys on the last day of school. Delighted as can be. I? Well… I’m in mourning. No free time until September. Whoopie! Today was the last day of school and there was a whole-school concert. Kids in the front skipping around, dancing and singing. Parents in the back, talking or clapping along,…

Suddenly You Look Up And Two Years Have Passed

Photo: I came out of the school meeting last night and saw the gorgeous church in the early evening and was just awestruck. I am a sucker for New England churches… The way that they light this one is quite lovely, and I know that my little cell phone camera does it NO justice. If…

“Why Are You Yawning, Mama?”

Photo: Oh hey, did I forget where my glasses are this morning? Did I have to wear my back-up glasses to preschool today? Did I realize that my back-up glasses actually have a better prescription than my regular glasses, so I should probably set aside my vanity and wear them on a daily basis? Yeah……

They Have Their Moments

Photo: Evidence that my son is having an awesome preschool experience.   I’m having one of those Mom weeks where it feels like I’m in a sustained battle with both of the boys. Of course, it’s over different things: Major and I are fighting about the potty and when to use it (He pretty much…

[Bloggy Fail] Huh? What?

Photo: My Little Sous Chef at school today, doin’ it up big with some playdough.  The preschool classes with the “big kids” is quite involved indeed! But Ursa Major is fitting right in, making new friends, and falling in love with his teachers. I wish, though, that I had more time to spend with him…

The Full Swing of Things

Photo: How on earth did I manage to get myself two preschoolers!? I sat down in this office chair and let out one of this loud, long, obnoxious woooooo that is quite characteristic for fat old mamas like myself. There was an “oh my!” right afterward, which came straight out of my mama’s mouth, and I could just hear her when…

[Quiet Thoughts] Be Content With Your Choices

Photo: Are these little dudes ready for school? Good thing little Ursa Minor’s first day isn’t until next week… There was no way I was going to tell that kid he couldn’t bring his backpack anyway. It all worked out… Both boys went to school today–the eldest for his second day of school, the youngest…

[Quiet Thoughts] 6 Weeks

Photo: Three out of four walls of my farmhouse are not insulated. Can you believe it? 100 years of no insulation…I don’t know how these folk did it! That is the inside of the south-facing wall of my little home. You can see it because contractors took up the clapboards of the outside of the…

24 Hours? I Should Have Known Better…

Photo: The lighting in the auction sucked, so my pictures of it on display came out poorly. But my collaborator took one to advertise to the school last week, so you can see it here. It really did come out well!   The playmat sold for $250 at the silent auction. The “value” listed was…