It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a whole weekending story … and since I have an uncharacteristically colorful, and varied! batch of photos, it seemed the perfect topic for today. Since I last posted, I saw three baseball … Continue reading Weekending.
Hello friends and hello to a Friday afternoon that ushered in (way!) cooler temperatures and – sadly – not the promised rain. mixed blessings. which seems to be the message from the universe about so many things lately. Thinking about … Continue reading TGIF | mid(ish) August.
YAY it’s Friday … and a 5th Friday feels special. There are four of them this year (the next one is in September) so they’re not rare, but still, why not celebrate! Thinking about … what to knit next (see … Continue reading TGIF | July’s 5th Friday.
The question is, shall it or shall it not be linear history. I’ve always thought a kaleidoscopic view might be an interesting heresy. Shake the tube and see what comes out. Chronology irritates me.” Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger In many … Continue reading Looking Back | May.
Whew, friends, it’s been A Week. Like all of you, I watched horror unfold – yet again – in a classroom in Texas. I joined in prayers of lament, called my representatives in Washington*, signed up to march on June … Continue reading TGIF | Listening.
…is not nearly as exciting as you might’ve imagined (if you even noticed I’d been absent for a week)! Mostly same old, same old: Knitting. Reading. Morning walks. But we did have visitors over the weekend. Our two favorite boys … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To.
Hello friends, it’s wonderful to be back here! Much has happened in the almost-week since my last post … all of it unplanned. And thankfully, even the not-so-great parts brought lots of silver linings. Here’s the gist: I’m sure you know by now that Tropical Storm Zeta blew through Atlanta dark early Thursday morning and left much of the city without power. We were among the fortunate who had ours back late that afternoon. Katie’s street was finally restored Saturday evening. Thursday was uncomfortable, but I learned a few things, and read two books! Friday morning Katie & Sam arrived; … Continue reading Zeta Tricks and Treats.
Y’all it’s been another week. I’ve had plans to write a blog post since Tuesday (the boys were here for Week TEN of Marmie & Poppa Camp and they left late that afternoon), but … obviously … I got distracted. In good ways, and bad ways. The bad was the news. I live in Georgia. the state with nearly as many coronavirus cases as the country of Italy (Italy, y’all … and I expect we’ll be even with Great Britain come September – we’ve already surpassed France and Germany – countries with six/eight times as many people). When my kids … Continue reading Another Week.
This week of camp was held at the last minute. Charlie’s LEGO camp was cancelled and Sam really didn’t want to miss out again. I texted Katie over the weekend “one night is no big deal”. and it’s true. We had plenty of food, the promise of our neighbor’s pool, and close to 2,000 LEGO pieces. On Sunday, Marc cut boards to build a treasure chest, then made two quick trips (Home Depot for hardware and Walmart for the infamous RED light saber), and we were set (of course we went to bed early too 😉 ). The fun began … Continue reading Marmie & Poppa Camp | Week Nine.
This week unraveled in a particularly delightful way. Marc and I hosted Charlie for two nights and the 8th iteration of Marmie & Poppa Camp. We had BIG plans … and we managed to do even more 🙂 On the left is the list we penned on Monday morning and on the right, the one we ended with before Charlie left yesterday, with lots of checks, a few revisions and only one missed activity (watercolor … maybe next time). Two-on-one camp with an almost six year-old is much different than what we experienced the first seven weeks. Based on Charlie’s … Continue reading Marmie & Poppa Camp | Week Eight.