This summer is the first one we’ve stayed at home for, ever. Really! I don’t think I’ve been at home for as much of the summer since high school. It’s been soul-refreshing. But also surprisingly (or not) just as busy as a summer full of travel. I guess staying at home means I’ve had more… Continue reading Summer Highlight Reel
It’s been feeling really summery this past week. Christopher’s sister came for a visit and we went for an evening swim at Westwood Lake. We’ve been putting in more of the garden, tomatoes and squash, and all our beans are coming up! It’s so thrilling to see that first pushing up of the soil and… Continue reading Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)
I was going to title this post Cheerful Chaos – but then I thought that would be an exaggeration! Christopher’s family was visiting this past week, which gave us the opportunity to tackle a few projects, like prepping the other half of our garden, planting a bunch more, buying a bed for the Bean, sanding… Continue reading Cheerful Disorder
I recently got a book of poetry and letters by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and this week’s weather and doings put me in mind of this poem: Spring Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; … Continue reading All This Joy
We are back to quiet days here. Christopher went back to work yesterday and I am focusing on getting our days into a sustainable rhythm without him. I am so thankful for the way everything worked out with the timing of this baby, and especially for the time he took off to be at home… Continue reading Back to Quiet
I believe Anne of Green Gables is wearing off on me. But really, “too tragical” sums up well the way I’ve been feeling this week. Somewhat pathetic, but with enough self awareness to recognize some of that is just me being a bit overly dramatic. I think pregnancy hormones are partly to blame. And maybe… Continue reading “Too tragical!”
This week has been full of projects. I realized on Thursday that I’d been waiting for the weekend so Christopher could do a few projects for me – hanging pictures, mostly, and changing a doorknob – but there was no reason that I couldn’t do them myself. I do know how to use a stud… Continue reading What Next?