As I step onto the back porch to transfer a small load of laundry to the dryer, the promise of afternoon sun beckons me further into the yard. The concrete walkway feels warm on the soles of my bare feet. I step into the grass, which is patchy and irregular. I feel the sandy earth… Continue reading Just (now) a moment
The return to school has given us back our Fridays. Fridays are a sweet spot in our week. They are usually filled with a sense of relief and accomplishment, but also excitement about the prospects of the weekend. Last Friday, I cooked breakfast for dinner with the kids. I called my mom laughing, because I… Continue reading Friday Thoughts and Musings
The market was crowded with people this morning. We arrived early, leaving the house just after 8:30. Today, Lakeland had a Spring gardening festival out in Munn Park, which drew a large part of the crowd. We bought pastries for breakfast from Honeycomb Bread. I ate a cardamom spiced Finnish pulla roll, Rowan and Piper… Continue reading Market day
Another Saturday at the market reminds me that our long week is coming to a close. Our days have been peppered with visits from both of our families, much to our little one’s delight. She thrives amidst all of the play and attention. My mother-in-law often brings lovely one of a kind treats for us —… Continue reading Thoughts on a Saturday, after the market.
On Saturday we spent many an hour drawing around my parents’ breakfast nook table with our triplet nephews. Those smart (soon to be 6 year old) boys thoroughly enjoyed creating their own picture books about the Ninja Turtles, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and even grocery shopping! For the latter, they wrote the words CVS Pharmacy… Continue reading On our weekend, and a word about eggs.