I woke up the other day in a not-so-good place. It wasn’t anything specific that put me there, but at the time it felt like a small storm of 2 weeks before book deadline/ money panic/ fear about how this book will be received/ what happened to the summer/ what will I do next/ and…
catching at the opportunity
Perhaps we just need to relax our ambitions a bit. Sometimes, I feel a little envious of those who live in the city. In the city, no one is on vacation. They sweat it out on the blacktop walking to work in the exaggerated heat, escaping into tall, air-conditioned office buildings. They work all week…
blueberry lavender popsicles (and a giveaway)
The August chill arrived this week. It surprises me every year. We’ll be walking through the field after dinner, and where once was all warmth, there are cold pockets of air. It’s like the cold places in a lake, defined by their edges until the warmth starts up again. The feeling of this localized chill on…
i do remember zucchini
I’m starting to I think I might have made up a good deal of my childhood memories, or at least built them up again from the bits and pieces I’m more sure are real. This is more present for me right now, in the deep summer which seems to do the hard work of memory making….
Hot, hot, hot. The summer has taken over. Not the lazy, unschooling, natural parenting kind of summer you might expect of me, but instead the driving to theater camp, the too-many backyard parties, the over and over up till 11 until the girls break down in tears mid afternoon and say, “I’m just so tired….
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