Here at the dining table again, eating leftover potato soup out of my favorite chipped coffee cup from Haslam’s book store. Gave it a shot of Tabasco to liven things up. Some weeks whirl by faster than others; this seems to be one such week. I try to remember the best moments. Like yesterday, when… Continue reading Savoring the moments
We had the best visit with friends yesterday! Olga and Mollie came over for lunch and they came bearing delicious food in the form of Korean carrot salad and cucumber and cabbage slaw. Olga hand sliced these beautiful paper-thin pieces of cucumber — so thin that if you held one up to the light I… Continue reading Friends, and the promise of a walk.
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 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
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