[Quiet Thoughts] Of Weeks Like This

Photo: I confess that I didn’t take a lot of photos this week. So this is from the garden shots I took last Friday. I am still delightfully fascinated by the pumpkin vines that are slowly taking over the yard. The vine has produced a lot of flowers and those flowers have produced these little bebe…

It’s Hot, Ya’ll

Photo: Hot outside and hot in my tum-tum. Our first ever jalapeno and habanero pepper plants have yielded a pretty good crop! I love habaneros especially because they aren’t just hot, they have a delightfully fruity flavor to them. Jalapenos, too, just not as distinct. Believe it or not, I eat them straight up: slice…

One More Week!

Photo: Ok, so… I have a confession… This right here is the first bowl of potato salad I’ve ever made.   Ok, ok, but you’ve gotta hear me out! I know I was born below the Mason-Dixon. I know I am a Black woman born below the Mason-Dixon… there is no excuse at all for being a grown-ass woman…

Rolling Right Along

Photo: So, when it comes to chocolate, I only get down with Ghirardelli because they are the absolute best. I only buy Ghirardelli brownie mix and I buy their chocolate chips when they are on sale. Matter of fact, I was in Stop & Shop this week, and all the chops are on sale, so…

Gettin’ it Together

Photo: Dramatical, right? We really love roasted brussels sprouts in this house. When the boys and I saw this full stalk of sprouts at the store today, we had to get it. I could have taken each sprout off, but there was an option to throw the entire thing in the oven. I was like,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Dance it Out

Photo: Two little boys, dancing out the last few minutes of what has been an extraordinary summer.   During the beginning of this summer, I said to my mother, “I don’t even know what to pray for right now. There is just too much to ask for. Too much going on.” and now, I can…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Opportunity

Photo: 6 months ago, this child could barely do the doggie paddle at the local high school swim lessons. This is him dunking a ball from off the diving board with no flotation device necessary. What? Both of my boys can dive off the diving board. Both of my boys are confident in the water! What a…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Lengths We’ll Go

Photo: My two boys, living their best lives.   I showed up for my first day of camp a bit late, a bit nervous. I told my husband the night before that I knew I was over-prepared, but I was especially concerned about a reading that I had included in my packet from Wired for Story,…

Visit to the ICA Boston

Photo: Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge…   My sister is in town. I’m going to call her Alice for the purpose of writing this post, though that’s not her real name. Longtime readers recall that Alice is an artist who went to real, actual art school (MICA, in Maryland, which is a…

Of Resolve

Photo: It was a splurge, and now I’m questioning its taste…. but I still love it and I’m keeping it up. The Husband put it on the wall without complaint. We’ll see how I feel about it in a week… it might continue to be displayed, but perhaps on a different wall…? No matter what,…