Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I can't believe January will be over soon.  Along with September, January is right up there as one of my favorite months.  You probably can guess why: the chaos is over, children are back to school, quiet penetrates the house.
I may be here more or I might not.  I will see.  I've been watching my time on the computer. Knitting more(see socks above), reading and catching up on areas of neglect in my house.
College acceptances are starting to fill the mailbox. He's three for three already so he has choices!
I'm hoping to pick up my camera a bit more.  I posted to poor flickr a few weeks ago.  I do miss the days of flickr. Instagram is fun, but just isn't the same.
Stay tune....let's see if this can become routine!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


We are in a changing time around here.  Letting go of many of the childhood objects that have been collected over the years and holding on to the memories.
Funny how a toy or book can send a flood of emotions to all senses at once.
Laughing about those tough times, embracing the fun and happy.
Preserving it all to be pulled out when needed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I'm trying to be ambitious this month and use the July prompts from the A.L.M Writes blog.  Truth be told, I've been lacking in the ambition department in recent months.  Every morning I get up and write my to-do list out and try to tackle the day.  But, as the day goes on, it seems like my list keeps growing and my ambition for the day wanes.  As I look over my list I realize that the things that are left at the end of the day are usually the difficult tasks; tasks that demand a bit of risk on my part. I'v been thinking that risk taking is a part of ambition.  It's easy to be ambitious about the easy, everyday stuff.  But the stepping out of the box stuff, or difficult things ( like visiting colleges with a seventeen year old) isn't as easy. 
So here's to a month of trying to stay focused and determined and hopefully my ambition mojo will stick around.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Settling in....

I always feel that summer really starts after the Fourth of July. School just ended a few weeks ago and we hit the ground running: visiting relatives, camping out, swimming, boating, and a surgery all within ten days.
Today we start to settle into a routine. Work schedules are more concrete, sailing is in full swing and we are all finally catching up on our sleep.
Here's to a soggy but much needed slow Monday.

Monday, January 13, 2014


 I was thinking today, as I was using the cattle prod, to get my boys up for school.
I've mellowed as I've grown into this role of motherhood.
I use to micro manage, and if you asked my kids, they would say that I still do.
But, I'm beginning to let go a bit.
Let them be.

As I do this, I think to myself:
Will one be able to feed himself in college?
or get up on time?
Will one even go to college?
and where might their travels take them?
Will one ever clean his room without being asked?
And the other one settle his serious side down a bit.

I have no answers but have come to the revelation that I have moved from being the micro-mom to the macro-mom. Looking at the whole world and hoping that they will be prepared.
Discovering that in the grand scheme of things, if their clothes are on the floor or they only eat ramen, they will survive.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


It's like a dream world
Full of beautiful colors
Dancing all together.

And there's your haiku for the day!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Life's work

...is never done.

I was going to write about how my life's work is my guys..blah,blah blah.

But right now, my life's work is the ordinary, everyday stuff.

That's it.

Glamorous isn't it?