[Quiet Thoughts] Strength, Sharing, Striving

Photo: Parent-helping at school means a painted picture. The naming of this one should be obvious: Rising, hopeful warmth. School paint on newspaper print. Fun fact: I walked away from this painting for about 5 minutes to wash my hands after taking the picture, and some kid came and slashed it through with yellow paint. Booooooooooooo….

Windy Days Deserve Pappardelle

Non-photo: I… didn’t take a lot of pictures today. Because I was hella busy. And many of the pictures I did take ended up blurry because I apparently suck at taking pictures. So… uh…. there. But there are pictures below. Don’t judge. 🙂   The wind ripped and raced around this house last night like it…

Operation: We Gotta Get It Together

Photo: The septic tank emerges from the winter wasteland! Look at that! Also, it’s kinda ewww because you know what’s down there and why that’s warm enough to melt the snow… gross. But then again, I’m happy to see it. It means that the snow can and will go away!   The sun is shining on the farmhouse…

[Quiet Thoughts] Footprints in the Snow

Photo: If you look closely, you’ll see foxprints in the snow. He’s always alone when he heads out. This is actually a direction that he rarely takes, so I wonder if he’s getting hungry and seeking new places to find what he needs. I saw his prints in the driveway later, so I know that…

Color My World (Again)

Photo: How did the window on my side of the bed become the draftiest window in the house? And yes, we did seal it with sealing winter caulk or whatever… Gonna have to get the funky ugly plastic to put over it instead!   The sun is shining in MetroWest. That’s adorable. Because it’s 10 degrees…

No Rest for the Weary…

Photo: What’s that? The Brothers Ursa working on a puzzle together? Without any parental help? Just straight up collaborative building??? Yeah, that’s the magic, right there! I was like, “hold it together long enough for me to snap a picture!” It all went to hell probably 10 minutes after the photos were taken! Oh well. It was…

Of Weather Balloons and Mustard Seeds

Photo: It’s done! It’s done! It’s done, it’s done, it’s done! My first foray into hand-piecing! Hooray! Now, you’re probably confused: “It’s not symmetrical! It’s also sorta small!” You’re right! Because it’s not gonna be a square! It’s gonna be something else. Stay tuned! I’ve gotta buy some tracing paper before I can do the next part……

This Massachusetts Existence

Photo: I don’t know if you can see them or not, but those are the footprints that my pet fox made in the snow this morning. I haven’t seen him for a while, and I have been worried about him. But he poked his head out from under the barn this morning while I made…