There is snow, then ice, which makes for heavy and tedious shoveling of a not-short driveway. The saving grace is the four of us, shoveling in unison. The air is crisp and cold but our bodies are warm and we are strong, especially together. I am keenly aware of opposites this week. The cold, the warm. The wakefulness, the … Continue reading just snow
I didn’t grow up watching It’s a Wonderful Life but thanks to one of my brothers-in-law, my husband and I have a now-long standing tradition of watching It’s a Wonderful Life each year. The kids watched with us a handful of years but it’s not their cup of tea. My husband and I continue our tradition regardless. As has always been the … Continue reading unlocking
They arrive one by one, two by two with food and bottles of wine in hand. We talk, we eat, we look at the stars and warm ourselves by the bonfire. I am a little exhausted the next day (we all are), but a fun evening, for sure. Two days later, my daughter and I plan a … Continue reading steady
I’ve been thinking about our homeschooling journey. How there have been questions throughout our experience but how, in spite of the questions – in celebration of them - we carry on. We live with the questions. We move forward as if we know best. I've also been thinking about life in general. The questions, the not knowing, the living with questions and not … Continue reading As If
Sometimes Mondays look like iced chai on the porch with my favorite girl.
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~ Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world... :: a … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
They asked for biscuits and I said yes the flour, the butter, lots of butter, the egg, the milk, the salt, the sugar, the baking powder the mess on the counter some spilling to the floor. There’s no substitute for biscuits made by hand (which equals love) maybe not good for the body but terrifically good … Continue reading I Said Yes
Dear Sunday, I like the clouds and the quiet beginning. My chai and their doughnuts, and the four of us together. The email to a friend (a conversation about life and writing, about waves of movement and shades of living and moments of joy). I like the blanket spread upon the floor, my daughter and … Continue reading Dear Sunday
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like morning light and reminders of the weekend.
Dusting and vacuuming and scrubbing (which I hate to do) (but love once done) is the current state of affairs. This coming weekend our home will be filled with family and I’m quite glad for that. I won’t stress about the cleaning as I know my family doesn’t expect perfect (thank goodness). Still, the dust bunnies that re-appear one hour … Continue reading Current State of Affairs