I have been walking the lake early each morning before the sun rises, while the street lamps are still lit. The past few mornings have felt overwhelmingly balmy, and I was beginning to think I lost a bit of my punch. However, I found this morning that the humidity broke; I could breathe and move… Continue reading Humid memories
Today we took the kids on a long wagon ride to the park, and we met the most interesting people from around the world. I always feel very fortunate when I meet someone from another country, because Lakeland can sometimes feel very insular. I exchanged numbers with a woman who just moved here from Germany,… Continue reading Walking Adventures
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.
Will just came home and is sitting with Piper under the carport teaching her to write her name with chalk. We have leftover vegetables roasting in the oven, mainly some sliced root vegetables along with what’s leftover of a red onion, a few Brussels sprouts, and a yellow bell pepper. I tossed the lot in… Continue reading Rainy day reflections-
I am happy taking slow walks around the neighborhood with Piper, always the same route lately. In the morning, we often see neighbors watering plants in their front yards, or cracking their front doors demurely, still in pajamas, to let their dogs out for a quick break. We pass the same house for sale each… Continue reading Pleasures
Today we spent the early morning hours downtown. We ambled through Munn Park, threw pennies into a small fountain, and walked along sidewalks, waiting for the shops to open. Today, being the first Friday of the month, Lakeland will host an event downtown with local vendors, and the shops will stay open late. I felt… Continue reading Downtown Lakeland in the morning, and Will’s new blog.