Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Well hello! I feel like I've been stuck in the center of a tornado these past few weeks! Things constantly swirling around and me trying to grab hold of something for a bit of stability. Final exams, field trips, fundraisers, PTA obligations, baseball, social events have all filled our calendar. I think we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of this tunnel and once here, I will be thankful for a more relaxed routine. Matt finished last week and Ryan, finally, finishes tomorrow.
1. I don't think we have eaten a decent meal in weeks. We have been eating on the road to baseball a lot. Pizza has become a favorite friend. Fruit-unheard of. Last night I bought a huge assortment of cut up veggies and had that as my dinner while watching Matt play baseball.
2. We are planning our trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming. If anyone has ever been, any advice on activities, restaurants, hikes, etc...would be greatly appreciated.
3. One of my pictures is going to be published in a local magazine. I'll keep you posted.
4. Looking for some good summer reads. Any suggestions?
5. And lastly, I finished To Kill a Mockingbird a while back. This is one of two passages that really struck a chord. I believe this is what we all feel as parents.

"Heck," Atticus's back was turned. "If this thing's hushed up it'll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I've tried to raise him. Sometimes I think I'm a total failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got. Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him...if I connived at something like this, frankly I couldn't meet his eye, and the day I can't do that I'll know I've lost him. I don't want to lose him and Scout, because they're all I've got."


TD wool design said...

sounds like a great trip! have never been. i love your flowers. my gardens have taken a hit with the rain we've had. nothing lasts too long. congrats on the photo! is it one we have seen?
i'm sooo glad your summer can finally begin. hope there are lazy days by the lake! xo

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Hope you guys have a wonderful trip! Glad your summer is finally almost underway ;)

Love the passage, one of my favorite books!

MadMad said...

I have the same color Columbine! What a beautiful picture! I hear ya' on the meals. Today I came as close to bursting into tears in front of the (empty) refrigerator as I ever have - I mean, you can't cook them anything if you can't shop for it first, right? Ugh. But WHEN!? The end of the year is plain crazy.

kristina said...

Oh the pictures are amazing! I'm not surprised you're having one published :)

K x

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your flowers and congrats on having a photo published. That's very cool !!!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I haven't been to Jackson Hole, but would like to go, so I hope you'll share some good tips when you return. Yes, keep us posted on the photo -- exciting! Summer reads... The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz is a sweet quiet little book about gardening and poetry. A copy of The Gentlewoman magazine could be fun. Maybe an issue of The Paris Review. Or if you want something a little crazy, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell...or anything by Vendela Vida. Have fun!

stacke1 said...

I am reading and loving The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

Also, I am right there with dinners. Running all over the place.

RW said...

highly recommend The Cutting Stone