Happy New Year

“I’m a monkey-slash-pig!” The kids are playing make believe as they climb through the low branches of a wild rhododendron. Theo tried his hardest to keep up with the big girls, jumping as high as he can to sit on one of the lowest branches. It’s New Year’s Day and the weather is a beautiful … Continue reading Happy New Year

Thirty minutes

The house is quiet. So quiet I can hear the low hum of the furnace in the basement and the hiss of the Keurig as it heats water in the kitchen. It’s a rare moment when both kids are content to play and read quietly by themselves. A drastic, but welcome change from the past … Continue reading Thirty minutes

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It’s the end of September and unseasonably warm. Not just warm, but hot. After a brief glimpse of Autumn, the heat and humidity of Summer burst back in the door like a bully. Intent on not being forgotten. Sweat rolls down my back as I organize the garden shed. I finished building it a few … Continue reading Play