on wheelbarrows and finding silence

the wheelbarrow is getting a lot of use around here.  there is a pile of mulch at the top of our driveway...a pile which seems to be frozen in its immensity despite the seemingly endless shoveling of mulch into said wheelbarrow.  after this weekend {which involved a lot of shoveling and wheelbarrowing} i finally feel like [...]

my abc’s right now

:: inspired by susannah's post last week :: a is for apples...especially fuji apples.  i cut apples for my children every day.  someday i know i'll miss this pre-dinner ritual. b is for books...i adore books.  even with iPads and kindles and nooks, there can still be no replacement for holding a book in my hands, feeling the weight [...]

magic indeed

there is much i love about the christmas season...fresh greens hanging about, lights sparkling up and down stairs and adorning porches and entryways, gifts lovingly wrapped and hiding secrets within...it is a bit of magic, i think.  and while this holiday business can be overdone, it can also be lovely and so very wonderful. on christmas [...]