Just boiled eggs are cooling in a bowl on the kitchen counter, waiting to be turned into salad for lunch. I’m on the front porch desperately trying to fit in a moment of writing. My mug filled with coffee warmed over a second time on the stove, let’s try this again. Rowan is barefoot on… Continue reading Life in quarantine
Tuesday we ate fish sticks and salad for dinner with homemade dressing. Afterward, the children perched over the table as I gathered ingredients to make strawberry crumble. We followed the recipe from the illustrated children’s cookbook Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street by Felicita Sala. Piper sliced through two boxes worth of local strawberries, and Rowan… Continue reading Strawberry crumble and cinnamon roll dreams.
Rowan and I walked to the library this morning. We listened to the birds and felt a light drizzle of raindrops fall from the gray sky onto our skin. It was otherwise very quiet out, which is unusual for our neighborhood. We spoke in whispers and strolled into the coffee shop before returning our books.… Continue reading Monday Notes
Sitting at the dining room table with a steaming mug of Tulsi tea. It’s Sunday, and the last day of our winter break. I do think we are all finally ready to start our usual schedule again. The last few days have been especially difficult; Rowan had an accident at the playground and must wear… Continue reading A quick note
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
September is always a busy month for us, filled with birthdays, our anniversary, and school in full swing. Amidst all this, I have been making some small changes around the house that I believe will help us to live more mindfully and bring more of a sense of rhythm to our day-to-day routines. I’ve started… Continue reading September Sorting