:: Noticing the Moments ::

  Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the birch leaves turning, falling...days alternating between warm and cool :: green smoothies :: an unexpected package in the mail...a gift (a treasure) from a dear, dear friend (who's also a treasure) :: the lima bean plant she grew as part of a science project...it [...]

On Comfort and Learning What We Need

Sometimes in the doing, a certain rushing creeps in.  It’s not intended (the rushing) and maybe we think we’re doing fine (and maybe we are) but, sometimes, there comes a point when we pause and we wonder just how the crazy managed to creep in. I found myself at that point the other day.  Well, [...]

The Cantaloupe Was Delicious

Last week’s piece resonated with many of you, and I’m glad for that.  There were comments in this space, emails in my inbox, shares on the wider web.  Thank you for being here, for sharing this journey with me. As I think about the delicacies that run through our human experience on this Earth, I [...]

Time {and a summer hiatus}

I sat at her kitchen table and she poured me some wine.  The kids were in and out of the house, up and down the stairs.  She and I stayed in that spot for three hours, though our stories carried us through decades and across continents.  That's an afternoon I can get down with. Summer [...]

Dear Thursday

Dear Thursday, Thank you for tea.  Thank you for time to hang with my kids.  Thank you for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for time to plant our garden. Thank you for the tenderness with which my daughter tucked her strawberry plant and Irish moss into the soil. Thank you for not raining till evening. [...]

Finding Softness on the Hardwood Floor

Yesterday afternoon, I had a choice.  I could sit at my desk and get some work done. Or I could lay on the floor with my girl.  She was stretched out on the hardwood floor in a patch of sun and she said, "Now I know why K likes to lay here".  I wanted to be [...]

:: Randoming ::

Some random things. Our Christmas decorations have come down (well, except the tree...insert emoji with big, wide eyes).  But, even once the tree comes down, we always keep a few strings of twinkle lights up year round.  Because twinkle lights.  So of course I liked this. We're writing thank you notes this week.  You might [...]

In Need of Porch Step Sitting

Our schoolwork has wrapped up for the year (save a few additional weeks of math work for my son).  And while the winding down feels good, there's a simultaneous gearing up.  Which is freaking me out.  Mildly. Navigating our son's high school years as a homeschooler means we'll be enlisting the help of the community [...]