Big guy and little guy are both napping. Outside the first bit of rain is falling. I expect with Hurricane Irma we will be getting a lot more. For now, though, the rainfall feels peaceful and refreshing–perfect for mid-morning nap time. Piper and I have been packing her school lunch together the night before, which… Continue reading Morning musings
I have neglected writing a proper post here for some time. A lot has happened and changed in our lives since I last had a weekly or even monthly blogging rhythm. First, almost a year and a half ago we lost Bee, my husband’s mother (though she was Mom to me, too). I haven’t written… Continue reading Been a while // Where we’ve been
We sat on the couch eating platefuls of warm latkes. Their brown, crisp, and lacy exterior in perfect contrast to their soft and mellow insides. The odor of grease, potatoes and onions still hangs in the air, taking form like the memory of Mother’s sweat. She brings comfort, lifts our spirits and fills our bellies with… Continue reading Latkes
The first farmers’ market of the season took place today. We shopped for produce between rainfalls. We brought home a few heavy bagfuls of goodies, but the star of the morning for me was the baby eggplants Miriam was selling at her booth. I gravitated toward Nigel Slater’s book Tender to prepare these gems. With… Continue reading Eggplant stew on a Saturday
I have been enjoying the children’s books we have been bringing home from the local libraries as much as Piper has been. I wanted to share a few titles with you, so that you might enjoy them, too. By Roseanne Thong: Noodle Magic, Round Is a Mooncake, Round Is a Tortilla, and Red Is a… Continue reading A list of recent favorite children’s books.
The garden beds were overgrown with Marigolds. We saw the orange blooms from the breakfast table as we ate our pancakes this morning. Soon after, Piper and I dressed and went outside. I wore my gardening boots for courage, should I encounter the black racer I have seen once before slithering along the side of… Continue reading Early morning in the garden
Lying in bed with a cold, trying to rest and get better. Shallie is growling because she wants to play tug-of-war with her rope. We’ve been playing for what feels like the past half hour. She keeps better pace with Piper, who just this morning chased her around the backyard and had her performing all… Continue reading the dog days of summer