My family (husband, two daughters, various pets wandering by) and I had a movie night one recent rainy night and we saw the kids’ movie “The Rise of the Guardians”. Thank God someone in Hollywood is finally keying into the reality that grown-ups take kids to movies and shock-of-shocks! it would great to have the… Continue reading How Many Licks?
One of my favorite things to do is to walk out in my garden early in the morning. No one else in the house is awake, there aren’t too many cars passing by…the world is relatively still. Birds, dew, clean scents, no heat…peace, color and magic. I did that this morning and here are a… Continue reading Morning Glories
The garden needed a little watering, not two consecutive days of it…ok? Mother Nature, are you listening? Forget the garden, I need some more sunshine at this point, if for no other reason than to give me energy and vitamins and a positive outlook to power through this last month of school with the kids.… Continue reading The Ministry of Motherly Information
Trumpet vines, that is. And they reminded me, big and loud, of a good life lesson yesterday. After several days of rain and just plain cold weather (what’s up with that?), the bad weather waved adios and sunny skies replaced them. And we exited our house as quickly as we could. One daughter headed out… Continue reading Trumpets Blare
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to opening day of a local Farmers’ Market. All I can say is this….find one in your area and go. Go all summer long, or subscribe to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program via a local farm and then continue supporting farmers during the winter months at the… Continue reading This Little Piggy Went to Market…and Bought Bacon
A few short weeks ago we were trying to catch glimpses of green buds on the trees or bushes and now….ka-pow! Everything is coming out in full-force.The lilacs, in fact, have already left the building. You think that you wouldn’t be able to miss these things, these blooms, but if you aren’t paying attention, a whole… Continue reading Lights, Camera…Bloom!
As I type this early this morning, it is thundering a little and sprinkling outside. All is quiet in the house, my coffee is warm and by my side. Is there anything more cozy than a springtime thunderstorm? Not many things. I was supposed to chaperone a field trip today but that fell through. I… Continue reading Thundering into Summer
They do exist, those miracles. Whether big…a house remaining unscathed in the path of a giant tornado…or small…getting all items on your schedule completed and done well…they exist. Two evenings ago, our 14-year-old cat had a stroke. He went from healthy and vibrant (in his own elderly way) to glazed and pained in a matter… Continue reading They Do Exist
Last week was a Daily Frosting week like none other so far…I began the week by completely missing a post and I ended the week by pretty much lying to you, my readers: I was late getting to the post on Friday morning and assured you that I would get to it later in the… Continue reading Lows lead to Highs
When you have a load of laundry in and spinning before you’ve even finished your iced coffee or had anything to eat, you realize that the day is probably going to be a busy one. A new post will appear by the end of the day…promise… Enjoy the morning and those iced coffees, everyone!