I woke at 3:00 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Warm air air that smells like summer drifted through our open window. I have a whole week ahead of me, dedicated entirely to my garden. All I could think about was, Where will I begin? Cleaning out leaves? Pruning rose bushes? Spreading mulch? I … Continue reading Garden vacation begins today!
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
I got a text yesterday afternoon at 2:06 pm in our family group chat: Schools closed rest of year. It knocked the breath out of me. We had guessed this would happen, but the governor announcing it 5 minutes into his briefing made it real. Even though abstractly we figured the kids wouldn’t be going … Continue reading The kids are home through August.
I continue to wake early even though the kids no longer go to school. In pre-quarantine life, I woke early to get into the kitchen, put the dishes away, make my smoothie and coffee, and get out before the kids woke up and filled the small space with sleepy-eyed wandering and fridge-staring. Now, with this … Continue reading The grass is green
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 organized my to-read shelf in Goodreads this morning. I spent an hour and a half on it. I’m not even kidding. An hour and a half. I finished the book I was reading last night and I didn’t have another lined up, so I spent the morning searching for my next read. I browsed … Continue reading Ghost town