Motherhood

Halloween Aftermath..

Halloween Aftermath..

This scene – the wrappers, the assessment, the dog, the exhaustion, the lollipop stuck to the carpet, the pennies (?). Makes me nostalgic every time. Right now they pretty much try to sell anything they don’t want to Mom or Dad, but I can’t wait in future years to witness…
Some Free Time

Some Free Time

Weekend nugget – Genius project to get mom some free time. Smithsonian Institute sells a block of clay/chalklike substance with pyrite gold nuggets inside. The girls spent a good hour and a half chipping away, while I got some nice free time. It was so engaging that when I peeked…
Rediscovering our Yard

Rediscovering our Yard

“Mom, it’s a MIRACLE! You gotta come see this!”. The bus had just dropped my daughter off and, instead of  bursting through the door asking for snacks, she had been delayed and was earnestly eyeing the ground near our front step. I looked down to see the first little shoots…
“Smelly Old Gym”

“Smelly Old Gym”

My daughter just finished her last basketball game of the season. It was so darned cute to see those 6 year olds out there just giving it their all. I was happy to be watching and to be there at that moment. It felt good. My Dad made a comment…

Circle Back to the Small Book Store

Loved this interview on the Colbert Report last night, http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/408775/february-20-2012/ann-patchett. Ann is an author who opened a small bookstore to fill a need in her local community… after the large retail bookstores had closed up shop. I love the idea of circling back to smaller bookstores with a more personal…