Kids

Blueberries!

Jaden and I slipped away for a girls’ day out:  blueberry picking in the morning, out for a fancy lunch, and then a long afternoon in a bookstore.  Home again with lots of books… and LOTS of blueberries!  The kids are headed back home now, and I miss them already. Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Cool Pool

Lots of books… lots of stories…  lots of movies…  and LOTS of time at the pool. We stayed there one day for five hours.  FIVE. We spent the afternoon of the Fourth of July there, and watched the teen diving team demonstrated their fancy flips. We met up with Ken Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Eno Festival

All day Saturday at the Festival for the Eno.  This is an annual event with half a dozen stages for three days of music, plus food, crafts, a working historic mill, activities, vendors, and  – of course – the river itself, for canoeing, wading, and generally enjoying. We started out Read more…

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Spring! (?)

Today ~Billy Collins If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip the little door from its jamb, a Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Book Fair!

The school where I’ve been tutoring is having their first big book fair.  Scholastic Books has a very nifty arrangement where they ship a sort of instant pop-up bookstore to the school for a week.  Shelves unfold, displays pop out, and an “E-Z” cash register plugs in, and presto!  Book Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Real Actual Snow!

Everyone is very excited. Everything is closed. But I went to work anyway, because it’s kind of nice being the only person in the office sometimes.  A good day for getting lots done! I also made a very very tiny snowman. by

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Comfort and Joy

I was really impressed with this idea from the Urban Ministries of Durham.  They run the homeless shelter and a number of services for families, and as a fundraiser this year they offered the opportunity to “sponsor” items at the shelter – like when major patrons sponsor a sports stadium, Read more…

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Christmas Train

Last year’s trip to the Christmas Train at the children’s museum…  looking forward to another visit soon.  It’s getting to be that time of year…   The tiny trains run through three or four rooms!  The tracks all twist over and under each other, some down at knee level where Read more…

By Rebecca, ago