Our sweet Piper woke us up at 5 AM Easter morning, ready to begin the day’s festivities. Bleary eyed (and a bit bewildered), Will and I reminded her of the early time. We managed to get another hour or so of sleep after that, snuggled together like canned sardines in bed. Eventually, Rowan woke up… Continue reading Easter & notes on our week
This morning I brought Rowan to the library, where we returned a few books and checked out several more. We said Hello to the friendly librarians, and Rowan helped me to scan the barcodes at the self-checkout computer. Afterward, we walked next door to the cafe. We brought our drinks (a dark roast coffee for… Continue reading The promise of rain on the first of April
This morning we smelled orange blossoms as we walked down to the lake. My neighbor’s tree is a mix of hanging fruit and heady flowers. I picked one up that had fallen to the ground and showed Rowan, who said it smelled like honey. Later, we found a tall dandelion growing in the patch of… Continue reading Small pleasures
Now that the weather is cooler in the mornings, I try to get outside more often. Today I took Rowan out to the lake to feed the ducks. We usually bring some oats or peas for them to eat, but today we brought millet. I have a favorite duck that I like to visit, and… Continue reading Reflections around the lake
It’s a quiet kind of Saturday night. Will is in the kitchen with the kettle on, preparing me a cup of chamomile tea with honey. I’m huddled under the quilt in bed and thinking about the busy week we just finished. This was our first full week back to a normal routine after the Labor… Continue reading Saturday evening sentiments
I was through with classes for Spring and filled with all of the excitement that a bit of freedom brings when I bounded down the dormitory hallway to ask J. if she wanted to go head out and seize the day. We got in her car and drove. Spring in Florida is exquisite, so in… Continue reading Meet-cute memories on Valentine’s Day
Lately, wildflowers sprout in Piper’s butterfly garden. Baby lettuces form their first true leaves in a raised bed. A plot of earth surrounded by bricks waits to be tended and made ready for seeds of all sorts: radish, eggplant, watermelon, sunflower. Carrots, tomatoes, beets, and peas. Sweet sugar snap peas. Inside, Rowan pulls himself along… Continue reading Lately
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.
Thunder woke us early this morning, and it looks as though we can expect rain all day. I love this weather, dark and wet as it is. I think our garden does, too. The last few days have been the opposite-bright and hot Florida days that we filled with as much time outside as we… Continue reading Spring days, rainy and sunny.
Stopping in to share some of our recent favorite meals, with the intention of coming back to write more later. Will made me this nourishing salad with chickpeas, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and parsley with sumac spiked oil and vinegar dressing. One morning Will brought home extra eggs from the market and we cooked this… Continue reading Recently