How I Use Social Media

“My Facebook is more like Dramabook today,” she said.  As she told me about her friends’ angst, I remembered a younger me, a different time, when every cause on the web seemed like something that ought to be taken up.  But older me has learned that (a) nobody really cares what I think about any […]

Back Again!

I just keep disappearing. 🙂 Actually, I’m going to blame it on my laptop. It’s been quite a while since my laptop worked properly. First, it was the battery. My beloved bought a new one, but it was an off brand, and it only held a charge for 20 minutes – less time than the […]

Blueberries and Other Things

This is the summer I can’t hardly abide being at home.  And home is my favorite place in the whole wide world!  But go out, we must, and go out, we do.  We have access to two libraries, both of which have fun summer reading programs and lots of attendant performances by folks with varying […]

Here We Are

Welcome. Welcome to our farm. Isn’t the sunrise beautiful? And look! One of our duck families is on the water! They are a wee bit annoying on land, but they do seem to keep the ticks down, at least. Our dog does a fairly good job of keeping them away from the house, so there’s […]

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty} We got new patio furniture last week.  We’ve been squeezing around one table meant for four, and, well, we stopped fitting there years ago.  I’d been looking for two rectangular tables, but couldn’t find anything in the material I wanted that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.  One day, I stopped in at […]

Messy Life

For some reason, I feel very much like capturing all the messiness of real life lately. I love the photographs that completely and cleverly crop out all the disaster surrounding the subject, but, right now, I’m also loving the ones in which the disaster is the subject. Because the laundry isn’t always folded, the kitchen […]

A Post About Nothing

This morning, I awoke to a still-quiet house, and I slipped out of bed and into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. The sky was just beginning to lighten, a few low clouds on the horizon catching the first rays of red, orange and gold, the pond reflecting the glorious scene back up […]

Scenes From An Ordinary Day

I’ve been taking the children out often these past few weeks.  I need to be out with them, but I need to also not be with other people.  Did you know there are very few families at the art museum? And that most of the adults just kind of leave you alone to do your […]

Confirmed in the Holy Spirit

And some family photos, which never come out quite as good as I’d like them to. 🙂 The archbishop used so much chrism oil this morning, the confirmandi were fairly dripping with it! Our small parish shares a priest with another nearby, and the Confirmation Mass today was held at our sister church.  Therefore, we […]