wainfleet

Last year we found the perfect fall escape, so with very little discussion, I went ahead and booked it again for this year.  We lucked out, and the weather was lovely.  On the first day, I finished my reading and knitting.  I was prepared for that happening, and I cast on a stranded hat with … Continue reading

take back the night

Last month we went to our first Take Back the Night walk.  I was deeply moved by the camaraderie, the beating of the drums, the powerful chanting, the strength in numbers, the lit-up faces, and the intentional conversations.  The girls and Josh felt it too.  Plus there was a pug. Ella had really late classes on campus … Continue reading

Parenting Good

That moment you realize you raised two people who are better people than you are.  Going  to check that off the list.  What craziness will I get up to next?

janglin’

To celebrate Ella finishing her first year of university and staying out of debt while saving up enough money to pay off the next two years of tuition (Who’s kid is this???), I gave her two tickets to see Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.  I thought she would want to take a friend, and … Continue reading

next

So I didn’t get the nomination to run for federal office.  Trust me when I say that THAT was an amazing journey.  All the same, I have welcomed back my sweet quiet normal life with open arms.  Politicking is exhausting – I’m a friendly person, but campaigning takes friendliness to a whole ‘nother level. I was … Continue reading

comfort

A man walked in from off the street today, and one of my co-workers wanted help to deal with this ‘unwanted visitor’.  He just seemed lost, and he wanted to find a program that is offered less than two blocks away.  There were people writing directions and drawing maps, but I offered to walk him over to … Continue reading

indoors day

Today we took one look outside, and we decided to stay in.  I had downloaded the audio file of this month’s mother-daughter book club selection, and we curled up in the bedroom with the most beds and blankets and listened to seven chapters while making bracelets with embroidery floss (I kept on knitting!).  We paused … Continue reading

autumn’s here

This weekend felt like the summer we didn’t have.  The sun was out.  It was shorts weather.  We packed up some fruit and water and searched out a trail I had hiked over a year ago with my hiking club.   Now that I think about it, my little family trusts me implicitly to not get … Continue reading

lundi

Just baked gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and they’ve passed the all-important taste test by the Bee.  This is good because she can take a dozen on her playdate tomorrow afternoon. I’ve been listening to The Zolas non-stop since the weekend.  I need someone to love them with. This is a short post – I really need … Continue reading

nuit blanche avec mes amis

  Another fantastically magical nuit blanche came and went.  I think I only asked a million bajillion thirteen twenty eight thousand people if I would see them there.  This gave me the perfect opportunity to pitch it to them when some inevitably asked what it was.   I have to do this because I really do … Continue reading