Kids

Paper and Paint

How delightful to have such useful children in the family!  I set them to ripping down the old wallpaper in the dining room and re-painting.  I’ve always loved this memory of my grandmother’s kitchen window, where she always keeps blue glass bottles where they catch the sunlight…  In my dream Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Hobbits!

I decided to have a birthday party this year – not something I’ve done in a while!  And of course it had to be a hobbit party, because of the movie coming out just now.  We went to see the movie first, and then came back home for a white-elephant Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Rainy Saturday

We had been planning to take Xak and Nova to the Pumpkin Festival, but the weather was awful – so they came over to play while their mom and dad went out on a proper date. We had a lovely day – lots of trains, lots of stories.  Nova actually Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
File to Fit

Vine and Fig Tree

In the days of Solomon (according to Micah and to folk songs) everyone lived in peace and unafraid, each under his or her own vine and fig tree. The grapevine had completely taken over the tomatoes, and while a few cucumbers managed to escape, I think we’ll have to say Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

All aboard!

When my friends first began having children, I figured I’d better get some trains.  Xak – and now Nova – regularly turn my living room into a train station! by

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Sick baby :/

Babysitting for Nova – poor little bean has got a summertime cold.  Ken and Karen hesitated to go out because they knew she had a bit of a fever, and I was really glad they trusted me to look after her for the afternoon.  She’s usually full of bounce and Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Garden update

Mockingbird Update! I am absolutely convinced that the mockingbird currently nesting in the tree by my porch is MY MOCKINGBIRD, from last spring.  I am sure that the canned catfood he ate made him the biggest and smartest of all the birds, and his wild adventure staying in a box Read more…

By Rebecca, ago