Another week, another round up of thoughts that might spark something….use them as you will. 1. No matter how old I get, Friday night is still a date night. 2. Those damn Japanese beetles better let go of my birch trees while there are still some leaves left. 3. Next week = house guests. 4. […]
The continual onslaught of stuff occasionally builds up to something completely unmanageable. I’ve been tossing old papers and magazines from my office and helping my daughter sort through items left from when she was little. We’ve filled garbage bags, the recycling bin, a bag for the Goodwill. It’s a good feeling to free up space, […]
1. Finally, a morning without air conditioning…I really missed fresh air. 2. How similar is a poem to a well-focused photo? 3. What is it about pasta that invites people to linger around the dinner table until the bowl is empty? 4. I don’t use nearly enough nutmeg. 5. I’ve gone to three parades so […]
1. I love waking to a thunderstorm. 2. Midnight movies are fun no matter how old you are. 3. How do I define magic? 4. Today I will babysit and cook and feel utterly domestic. How did that happen? 5. Who would I lay down my life for? And your fragments are….? Happy Friday.
Summer, for me, used to be all about lethargy. Languidness. Endless afternoons with sun that baked exposed skin. It also used to be about getting in the car, packed to withstand a few weeks on the road, and heading out. No destination in particular. The destination, rather, was a place waiting for discovery, a place […]
These summer weeks are going by too fast. 1. Watching the Tour de France brings up the time we were in Paris at the end of July and lost weight just by sweating and I know I’d do that again in a minute. 2. There was a laundromat just down the street from our Paris […]
Ah….summer. Clearly on my mind. 1. Stinkin’ hot summer nights make me feel sexy until I pass by a mirror….rats. 2. Hot humid air that presses against my skin makes me remember summers when I was a kid, being outside where my mother wasn’t…. 3. Crickets sound more inviting in the dark 4. Lush monarda […]