Time is a Funny Thing

I am a mother and, while what I share here doesn't focus on motherhood per se, I am forever colored by that experience.  If you've been with me for a while, you know this. Having just celebrated my daughter's twelfth birthday and my son's sixteenth, I am shaking my head and nursing my heart at [...]

Open (the book) (the window) (the heart)

While driving yesterday, I was having a conversation with my son about the importance of literature, the importance of reading it and (not always) analyzing it and gathering the kernels and ideas and inspirations.  And then...the dreaded (for him) written expression of that.  While he enjoys the reading, he dislikes (a lot) the writing part; [...]

it can wait

it's friday already?  say what?!  seriously, i'm working on being present, and, mostly, i feel like i am present...but how can i get from monday to friday and not really know how that happened?  there were sweet bits to my week...much to appreciate.  there were also a few {parenting} hitches...i swear those hitches try my patience [...]

king arthur and the sedum

the autumn sedum {do you remember?} has turned.  dusty. rusty. pink.  i wait for this each year.  something about this plant and its turning at this time of year gets to me.  in the very best of ways.  outside playing with the kids or sitting at my desk and looking out the window, my eyes [...]

oh, i was feeling it...the peace, the stillness, the quiet.  i felt it leading up to the holidays and during the holidays and then, wham.  yesterday happened.  there wasn't anything exceptional that needed doing.  there was schoolwork with the kids, cleaning, laundry, meals to prepare, ballet and basketball.  the usual.  but something shifted in me [...]