It’s been about a week since my girrl headed out into the world into parts unknown, and by parts unknown I mean Italy, which has Wifi and other modern conveniences like FaceTime and WhatsApp. She has used these modern conveniences to post pictures of the charming medieval village where she lives: the gorgeous architecture, the … Continue reading My New World of Hygge
Well, today is the day. My girrl is headed to Italy on the adventure of a lifetime. I don’t think I’m ready, and not in any melodramatic or meaningful life-metaphor sense—I really don’t think I’m ready. There is still so much she hasn’t taught me. I don’t know how to take a screen shot on … Continue reading Leaving Day
Sorry. I’ve missed you. I took some time off from blogging to have some quiet time. I spent my quiet time being quiet, in the garden and in the greenhouse mostly, meditating and resting. Also, I was on a treasure hunt for the cause of some weird health issues. The whole thing is not completely … Continue reading Time for an April Fool’s Snowstorm
It’s been a year since I celebrated Father’s Day by going off by myself and enjoying a local garden tour. I saw things that filled me with envy: strawberry patches, flower beds, climbing roses, sun-dappled frog ponds. I wanted them all, and I’m pleased to say that following a year of dirty, itchy, back-breaking work, … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Garden of Envy!
It’s that time of year again. Time to thin the carrots and the beets. I hate doing it. It’s so hard to decide who goes! And yes, I gave the tiny seedlings a personal pronoun because by this point, I’ve grown so attached to them that they feel sort of people-ish to me. I planted … Continue reading Favorite Scenes: “Throwaways”
Cringe scenes are the best. They grab me and bring me right into the world of fiction and make me imagine, believe even, that I can help. Take this one, for example, from Little Women: Younger Amy March: [Jo is curling Meg’s hair] What’s that smell? Like burnt feathers. Jo: Aaahh! Meg: You’ve ruined me! … Continue reading Favorite Scenes: Cringing over Cake
There are so many wonderful scenes in the world of books, but one of my favorites includes the darling Anne of Green Gables and her yearning for a dress with puffed sleeves. I read Anne of Green Gables when I was twelve at a time when I could most relate to wanting to be like the … Continue reading Favorite Scenes: Puffed Sleeves