[Quiet Thoughts] Be Kind Anyway

Photo: Angel is on the hoop! So excited!!! I used a little liquid stitch to hold these early pieces in place (shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone I’m cheating). Started stitching on the upper left wing today. I’m calling this the “proof of concept” angel. I could end up making upwards of 3 before Christmas. This first…

Saying Goodbye, Walking Away

Photo: I can’t even believe that picture. I can’t even believe it!! Yes, I did take that picture. With my phone. Yes, that phone! The phone that usually takes blurry pictures!! This is one of those drop-the-mic kind of moments. How the hell will I ever take a better picture than this!? Also, big props to Marney Mae…

Sometimes, the Phone Rings

Photo: I haven’t taken any pictures lately. We’ve been rushing to and fro so much that Kodak moments have been missed! So, take this throwback pictures. I took this of the boys around this time 2 years go. Minor could barely sit up when I took this photo and it was all I could do…

Seeing the In-Laws Wasn’t the Bad Part About My Weekend

  I had a Mommy Afternoon Off on Saturday with one of the moms from preschool who I am fast becoming friends with. We had just enjoyed some Indian buffet and were stuffed. We were contemplating a move to Starbucks for coffee and knitting, and I was looking up directions when an email popped on…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Matter of Trust

Photo: I don’t really have a great picture to go with today’s post. I suppose that pretty days like the one pictured can send the mind to all sorts of different places.   A lot happened this week and I recounted most of the madness on Wednesday. Since then, I’ve been able to accomplish most…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Simple Surprises of Every Day

Photo: The Husband custom designed a charm for my Pandora bracelet for Valentine’s Day. It is engraved with the Maryland Flag (the prettiest one in the Union, obviously), so home is with me and on me wherever I go. You can take the girl out of Maryland, and even give her some land somewhere else……

The Lessons We Learn

A father gives his daughter the world, one piece at a time. Through his love, protection and stewardship, a father can give his daughter the ultimate gift: power. The power to walk through the world independent, smart, and unencumbered. Intangible, the power that each little daughter walks out into the world with comes through the…

Beware of “Easy”: Embracing the Thrill of Challenge.

Photo credit: Wikipedia. This is a photo of Walden Pond. A new favorite place, and a spot on the map that i can’t wait to visit far more often. I have been wanting to write this post all weekend. I’m so freaking jazzed today–so focused, so optimistic. I’m sitting here in my blogging chair, hair…

Quiet Fridays: Back-to-School Jitters

Photo: The main corridor of my high school back in Maryland. It was brand spanking new when we showed up back in 1999. And it was a hell of a place. It is another Friday morning. Congratulations! You made it! The sun has been particularly bold here in Massachusetts. I’m so grateful for my central…