The Sound of Hoppy-ness and Joy

Once upon a time, I was very sad and everything was very dark, even the sky. The window was open, and I lay in bed under my blanket, feeling the whisper-cool of the night air and listening to the sprinklers count fourth notes in the distance. It was quiet, it was dark, peaceful and somber. … Continue reading The Sound of Hoppy-ness and Joy

Green Ponds, Golden Mornings, GOOSE POOP

I sleep with my window open so I can smell the jasmine and the roses that live outside my bedroom window. Sometimes I hear a dog howl. Sometimes I wake to the sound of ducks, quacking their brains out and splashing in our pool.It's not a bad way to start the morning, but seriously, keep … Continue reading Green Ponds, Golden Mornings, GOOSE POOP

Talk At Ya! What I’d Be Saying Today If I Could Say It

 Just when I think I'm developing a sensory disorder in my old age, what with all the screaming and running around and jumping off of things that comes with three boys, the weather gets a bit sunnier and Outside becomes part of our world again.  I can see them swinging and playing in the dirt … Continue reading Talk At Ya! What I’d Be Saying Today If I Could Say It

Looking Past the Garden Tools

There are eighty billion trees in the yard, and they're always, always, always, shedding something. Always.Pokey balls, bark worms, leaves, pine cones, pine needles, tiny birch tree bits, tiny maple tree flowers...and these are all technical terms I'm sure. The messy yard makes me crazy when I'm focused on my rake. If you look at the … Continue reading Looking Past the Garden Tools

The Love Affair In My Living Room

You should know that my children never sleep through the night until they're 9 months old.Even when he's sleeping (finally) he has his hands on the exit bars.Tobin has, for the first time in his career/life, slept through the night until 4 a.m. There has been much rejoicing. There has been much sleeping. Everyone is … Continue reading The Love Affair In My Living Room

On The First Day Of Spring My True Love Gave To Me…

The first day of Spring slapped us in the face. Sometimes the world screams at you when it wakes up from the Winter.The vibrant colors and perfumed smells are God's way of pulling at your pant leg, trying to get your attention.I'm pretty sure He's saying in his most urgent tone, "HELLO! FLAMINGOS! I MADE … Continue reading On The First Day Of Spring My True Love Gave To Me…

I Accidentally Hit Publish Instead Of Preview So BAM! Here. You. Go.

He started to crawl during Sandbox Season, when the sand spreads itself like a mist across my wood floor and the almond blossoms perfume the air and make the nose run. He started to crawl when the watering can needed to be reinstated and the snapdragons started to poke their blossomed brains out of their … Continue reading I Accidentally Hit Publish Instead Of Preview So BAM! Here. You. Go.

Silence in Springtime

Suddenly I was sick of speaking. I was tired of talking. So, I decided to stop opening my big mouth. I've cut back on Facebook, I've basically killed my Twitter bird, and I have been working hard at watching what I say around my family and friends. And of course, my best efforts aren't producing the best … Continue reading Silence in Springtime