A year ago we took Weston Camping. He was 5. We had a blast. We played cards, we explored, we hiked, we went to a swimming hole, cooked s'mores and hot dogs. Played with the fire. He made campground friends on the little loop we camped on. Gracie joined us and we celebrated her birthday. … Continue reading Camping Notes
It’s All in the Details.
How do you pronounce Hygge? Huggie? I guess it really doesn't matter, what matters is that this unique word just keeps showing up on my pinterest board and in Pottery Barn catalogs and home decorating/lifestyle blogs that I read. So... I investigated. I checked out and read "The Little Book of Hygge." I looked … Continue reading It’s All in the Details.
Because of Lives
I stumbled across some old journals I kept while I was working. They took me right back to a time. A place. A state of mind. Because of lives Today I taped the windows Removed all Line Of Sight Items. A protective measure - In a climate of fear In a culture of guns It … Continue reading Because of Lives
Almost Grown Up
Today the graduating seniors came back to their former elementary schools and walked the halls in their caps and gowns to the cheers of the whole school! It is an awesome new tradition that I hope keeps up. At one point a little kindergartner shyly tapped my arm, looking at them in awe. “Are they … Continue reading Almost Grown Up
Halfway through Poetry Month. Looking back, I can tell poems that were a chore... rushed to meet some self-imposed participation deadline, and the ones that easily came to me. All in All, it is great fun to explore poetry! While that cyclone Called LIFE whirls Outside these doors, My bright little library Filled with cheerful … Continue reading Reading Respite
Today. At 5:00 pm California time, the US Women's soccer team will have a friendly match against Belgium. You are probably thinking, yeah. What's the big deal? Well the big deal is, that at half-time the '99 Women's team that won the World Cup will be honored. How cool is that? Nearly every player from … Continue reading World Cup
It is April 5, fifth day of my Poem A Day personal challenge. I was completely uninspired until I saw this prompt - Laundry and I went straight back to my childhood summers at my grandmother's house in New Mexico. Summers where she hung clothes to dry in the plentiful sun - there is nothing, … Continue reading Rosebud Sheets
Fierce Kitty: A Poem
Poem 2 for a Poem a day in April! A spring rain Falls suddenly, Swiftly. Kitty and I are drenched. We seek a warm corner, I with tea And kitty Wary for danger. My fierce kitty Chases her tail. She sees it Out of the corner Of her eye. She watches. And waits. Such a patient kitty. So so slowly, And carefully, Articulating each movement, She prepares to POUNCE! For … Continue reading Fierce Kitty: A Poem
A Poem a Day, a Day too Late
I VOWED I was going to write a poem absolutely ever day in April! I did it last year and had so much fun! Of course yesterday slipped by and I forgot. The upside is, I *did* remember today.... So... here you go, a Poem A Day, A Day Late. It is the simple … Continue reading A Poem a Day, a Day too Late
Right now I am eating a grilled cheese sandwich. In the morning. At school. On Friday. Friday is grilled cheese for breakfast day. For adults. For kids. For anyone who is hungry. Kids get off the bus, grab a sandwich and eat the cheesy goodness then go out to play. Other days it is oatmeal. … Continue reading Cheesy Goodness