End of July

  The trees call me home. I am full of this storied bliss– chocolate dust fig. -BKL, 2017       Advertisements

Third Time is the Charm! 

  Our summer has been about adventures at home and locally. Swimming at friends’ or family’s homes, having (almost nightly) water balloon fights/competitions, playing (video) games at home and Dave and Buster’s – it has been a blast so far! On one of the really hot, record busting, days last week, I decided I was…

The Pleasures of Summer

Colors are part of the fabric of who I am. Ask anyone and they will tell you I have a plethora of special gel ink purple pens in assorted nib sizes, my office is painted a lux Caribbean blue, and I wear jewel tones as often as I can.   That said, I truly enjoy…

3 Moves, One Year

Life is good.  We have moved for the third time in one year.  Notice (exhibit A) the storage bin is empty.  The strong men (and one woman) moved heavy objects for several days, and on Sunday we drank a fancy mocha @ The Peach Cafe in our new hometown.  Tired, achy, and back to work,…

Summer Reading 2016– A year gone by

As I sit and write this I cannot really believe that we have been housesitting for a year.  It has been a journey, to say the least.  We have been comfortable here, and there were some difficult moments (like the cat dying on our watch!), but all in all it has taught us to live…

End of Summer 2014

The tunnel has led us to this place. The end of the summer road.  The journey completes itself and is poised to begin again.  I travel through the blackness of this hewn rock; I am still afraid of the blinding light.  Can I welcome in the new school year?  Does it not feel like a…

Summer 2014

Our children are exploring all kinds of things this summer from Archery to fencing to woodworking. Fun for everyone each day! Oh and let’s not forget about the World Cup too! Italy is out, but Colombia has a real chance. I’m rooting for The Netherlands in honor of a good friend. They look awesome this…