What are you facing this week? Traveling or family coming in? Stay-cation with lots of local activities? Business/work as usual? Cooking, eating at another's table, dining out? Little about this week has been our family's version of usual. Q14 got an unexpected day off school, closed due to unhealthy air quality from the Camp Fire … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2018
The Friday before the Monday C19 left for college out-of-state, neighbors we hadn't met posted on social media that they were giving away a full-size bed, a few years old with limited wear-and-tear, with an almost-new mattress. Free. That morning, C19 had awoken in the twin-over-full bunk beds he'd had since childhood. We asked if he'd … Continue reading Overflow
What a week! One kid had a day off school while the other, too far away, landed in the ER with a mystery illness. Rain on and off, dogs didn't get enough exercise, and I had sleepless nights and a migraine for days. Still, as Kelly Corrigan reminds us, life is like that. And, as … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – 25 January 2018
10 Thanksgivings for the First Week of 2018 New Year, fresh start My sweet Guy, and celebrating his birthday Healthy, growing kids Our cute and cozy home and a clean kitchen The (mis)adventures of training a puppy alongside our menagerie Coffee with friends Meaningful work Cooking delicious plant-based meals Bedtime ritual: hot tea and a … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Let’s Go, 2018!
Me: You know what day it is? Tween: No, what? Me: Thankful Thursday. Tween: Oh, awesome! Awesome indeed. Actually, everyday of this spring break staycation has been awesome. Tween and I have played and read, repeat repeat repeat. We are almost done with Shel Silverstein's Everything On It, and about halfway through Neil Gaiman's The … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Spring Break 2016
Some days are more difficult than others, living in this messy, broken world. Just before heading to bed last night, Guy turned on the evening news and heard that the little girl, missing for days in his hometown, had been found dead. The suspect? A 15-year-old neighbor. Tragedy times two, two broken childhoods. Quietly, I slipped into … Continue reading Gratitude Check