“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” -John Keats Joy. Such a tiny word. But packs such a wonderful punch. Hopefully, we have all enjoyed moments of joy that stay with us forever and power us through those less-than-joyous moments. They virtually take on a life of their own, these joyous interludes. Funny thing… Continue reading Ode To Joy
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”-Gustave Flaubert I noticed something recently with my kiddos. I forget what in particular we had been talking about, but I had asked them what their favorite thing was (of the day, activity or whatever from the where ever we had been). One child… Continue reading Picking Favorites
There’s no food in the house (Yes there is). I hate eggs (You haven’t eaten them since you were 3. How do you know?). I don’t want cereal (There are 4 boxes in that cabinet…really?). I don’t want fruit. Can I have banana cake? (NO.) This morning in our house. Grumbly Miss (daughter #1) is… Continue reading Mommmmmm!!
Last night, as we were cleaning up the dishes from our evening’s company, my husband says to me, in a sort of happy, cutesy conversational way, “I think this summer, you and I should do a Warrior Dash together”. Aaaaand, the knee-jerk thought that ran through my mind (and through the mud, over the hills…)… Continue reading *Gulp*
At the moment, on top of my fridge, I have a entire tupperware filled with homemade peppermint marshmallows. All fluffy and pepperminty and sweet. Hovering over our heads in the kitchen. Cold weather time. Hot chocolate season. One must have the perfect topping ready and waiting for a snow day or a day so cold… Continue reading Have a marshmallow! Or not.
As I mentioned back on January 1st, my plan was to begin this year by doing 26 Random Acts of Kindness. I did a few days worth…I bought a beautiful primrose plant for my neighbor, gave my husband a spontaneous foot rub, left a lottery ticket in my daughter’s teacher’s mailbox at school (anonymously) and… Continue reading Is it really so hard to be random?
I just love that the White House now has it’s own garden. And smack, right on the South Lawn, facing the Mall, for all to see (sort of, if you are standing on your husband’s shoulders and craning like a lunatic). There are even some great bee hives right along side it. As someone who… Continue reading The Red, White, Blue…and Green
The geek in me loves Inauguration Day. I love the pomp, the ceremonies, the tradition and the history-in-the-making. I was completely glued to the tv yesterday watching all the goings-on. Washington, D.C. itself is just amazing to me….everywhere you go, history is beneath your feet and surrounding you. Everywhere you turn, there is a story,… Continue reading All Hail the Ch(i)ef!
This past Saturday, I got out of the house. We are all finally stomach-bug-head-cold-bug-fever free. Knock on wood. No, make that slam, bash and dance on wood. I’m not taking any chances. I went to one of my favorite stores to just poke and do some in-store window shopping, if that makes sense. Some would… Continue reading Everyone Has a Story
LWB or Little White Bunny. Or I as refer to her…Bun-Bun. BunBun hopped into our life, quite literally, almost three years ago. She’s clearly a domesticated rabbit that someone just didn’t want any more and decided to let “be free”. Who knows how far she hopped to arrive at our doorstep. Apparently, this is rampant… Continue reading The Tale of LWB