I ran yesterday between appointments at work. I needed to get outside. I needed exercise. When I returned home, I walked through my garden, as I always do in spring when I come home from a run. The only plant in bloom in my garden is the forsythia, but as I looked around, I saw … Continue reading Quarantine bouquet
Today marks the eighth day of my husband, our high school sophomore son, our eighth grade daughter, and myself all being inside the house together. It is the fifth day of my husband working from home (he usually goes to an office) and the third day of our kids doing their schoolwork online. What’s odd … Continue reading We all four work from home now
I’m sitting by the window in my plaid pajamas waiting for the day to begin. I smell coffee and grapefruit, and the sun through the glass is warm on my flannel-sleeved arm. I slept in today. I got out of bed at 6 o’clock to feed the cats, but then fell back into a deep … Continue reading Waiting for the day to begin
When my daughter and I pulled out of the garage this morning for swim practice, a bright full moon shone in clear night sky. After many days of grey skies, rain, and then snow, the air has finally cleared. It’s been scrubbed clean, and we can see beyond our atmosphere. We can see into space … Continue reading Grocery shopping while the moon is out
I awoke at 4:45am to my alarm and the sound of rain lashing against the windows. The kids’ school was on a 2-hour delay due to heavy rain and potential flooding, but our daughter’s swim practice was still on for 5:30. The last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed to drive … Continue reading Flex Day Flood Day
Though our cats breakfast at 6am, oftentimes they decide at 5am, “I’m bored. Let’s have breakfast now.” When they decide they’re ready to eat at 5am, they bring our attention to that decision. In the silent stillness of a sleeping house, they stand in the windowsill and pull the blinds away from the glass, then … Continue reading How irritating can you be and still be loved?