Today was filled with wonderful moments and stressful ones. Which really isn't that different than any other day I suppose. Except that today the things that brought me joy were the simple ones I often lose sight of in my day to dailies--a shared laugh, the perfect color of blue-green, the smiles of friends reflected… Continue reading Important Update: My Toes Are Not Cold
Tag: best things in life
The One About the Parking Garage
The day my Aunt and I found ourselves in a parking garage was a day of rain and slick roads and hard things and laughter and stories and all the good things of being with someone you love and adore can be, despite what the Universe has going on around you. Because, in case I… Continue reading The One About the Parking Garage
All the Pictures WITH them
Today I had the joy--and it was sheer joy--of seeing the faces of children as they saw Santa Claus up close and personal. Our favorite little coffee shop hosted Santa in the chair next to the Christmas tree up on the little stage. Family after family came in and approached Santa with timid footsteps and… Continue reading All the Pictures WITH them
When Your Pot Boileth Over…..
My oldest came home from college on Friday and went into provider/caretaker mode since, with this bug, I can use the help. I was so thankful for her presence. She reminds me of my Mama, able to shoot straight with me and calm me at the same time--in fact, like my Mama, she insists that… Continue reading When Your Pot Boileth Over…..
Looking Forward To…..
Such a lovely day today. The sunshine. The crisp fall leaves beneath our feet. The colors of the trees, the faint smell of fall in the air. The children ran as far as they could until they collapsed in a pile of arms and legs, laughing. We explored the park, read the historical signs, the… Continue reading Looking Forward To…..
Hats and Capes and Striped Socks, Oh My!
Today was the culmination of over two months of "I'm gonna be a....." and "Do you think we can find a ______ so I can be _______ for Halloween?" Two months. And now it's done. Tomorrow I will put away my bargain jack o'lanterns and the leftover treats until next year. (That's the beauty of… Continue reading Hats and Capes and Striped Socks, Oh My!
the treacherous trek and what lies beyond
some of the most beautifully breathtaking moments in this life can only be found after a long hike, tiring and full of rough climbs and treks through treacherous territory and many times of questioning one's own sanity so pack well, invite someone along who feeds your soul and fills the world and your path with light… Continue reading the treacherous trek and what lies beyond
Balls and Bicycles and Make-Believe
This afternoon was a joy-filled one on our street. The weather was close to perfect, and all the children were out playing. A favorite pastime seems to be bouncing a large ball back and forth to each other or playing keep away with it. Some of them have started up two or three person football… Continue reading Balls and Bicycles and Make-Believe
plaid shorts and t-shirts
of all the things that have changed in my life since they first laid that little boy across my chest and I gazed into those eyes and held that little hand like the way I tackled a diaper and finding Matchbox cars in my bag and on the counter and all the places, Star Wars… Continue reading plaid shorts and t-shirts
Parenting with Ambiguity, Or I Might Have Messed Up Today–Still Not Sure
Despite this week having a lot of hard bits in it, we had a major win for the Zoo Crew. Cooter, who two years ago was in first grade and barely able to read Old Hat, New Hat, finished the fourth Harry Potter book. All 752 pages. He's been working away at it for a… Continue reading Parenting with Ambiguity, Or I Might Have Messed Up Today–Still Not Sure