Holidays

Happy Easter!

Christmas happens as a whole season for me (all 12 days) and so does Easter:  I celebrate spring on the equinox, observe Lent haphazardly, throw myself 100% into my family’s beloved Easter traditions (we take egg decorating very seriously), and I celebrate Passover by myself.  To me, this is all 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…

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Kids

Baaaaaaby!

The knitting group had 5 babies in 6 months, and baby Alex is the newest member!  He’s extremely cute.  And tiny.  And cute. The knitters do a group-project baby blanket for each new little one, and for reasons that are obvious to her friends, Katherine’s featured squirrels. Katherine coming home… Read more…

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I Believe

Rainy day thoughts

I pick up worms on rainy days.  I try to do it in a casual way, when nobody’s looking, but in such a manner that if someone did notice me, I’d seem to be acting on a whimsical impulse, rescuing one worm for no real reason. But I pick up Read more…

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Lemon Tree (Very Pretty)

Grown from lemon seeds…   This is the first time I’ve seen them flower, and I’m hoping I may actually (finally) get lemons! When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me, “Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.” “Don’t put your faith Read more…

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Fairy House

We have been working each spring on a secret house, built from vines, under the crepe myrtle tree in the backyard.  Jaden and I spent most of the day weaving walls. (Kyler spent most of the day at the top of the magnolia.)     by

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Happy May Day!

For Easter, I got Jaden and Kyler, and Xak, a butterfly-hatching kit.  The kits came with lots of caterpillars, so I brought some of them to the office, too.  Here they are, turning into butterflies.     We let them go in the Gardens. by

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Spring silliness

Currently addicted to Spring Rolls – we had friends over for a spring roll dinner (“roll your own,” so to speak) and then did it again when my parents came for lunch on Sunday.  The idea is to chop up a lot of fresh spring veggies and wrap them up Read more…

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Uh-oh….

Uh-oh!   Guess who has a boyfriend!?  Or shall we say, a “boooooooyfriend?” We had a couple of very serious talks about the kinds of objections parents and other adults might have about certain kinds of behavior, and I suggested that one really fun thing to do with a boy Read more…

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