Monthly Archives: April 2018

SITY: Daffodils & Friends

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Stuck

It is one thing to have a car and only use it when you really need it. Then being at home is a choice, and you can even pat yourself on the back for being virtuous. It is something else … Continue reading

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Piles of Flowers

I have such sweet children. They both picked bouquets of dandelions and tiny violets for me on the way to the bus stop this morning. It’s early in the season, so most of the flowers are too short-stemmed to fit … Continue reading

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Slow Progress

I feel like everything’s moving at a snail’s pace these days, but at least it is moving. Slow progress is better than no progress. For some projects, we may even see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. … Continue reading

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First Violets of 2018

Livia’s eyes are better than mine. She spotted two violets in the yard today. I’m not sure which of the two flowers ought to be officially designated First Violet of 2018. One of them clearly had something to say, so … Continue reading

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Today in Five Senses

SMELL: I made basmati rice today. I love the way it smells as it’s cooking. The first dandelion bloomed today, and I held it up to my nose. I never realized before that dandelions have their own smell. It’s just … Continue reading

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Let’s Avoid a Misunderstanding

My office is a mess, so I’ve been trying to clean it up. Today I piled together a bunch of papers that need to be filed. Then I slapped a sticky note on top and wrote, “Put me away!” But, … Continue reading

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Mr. Spider Catches Some Snow

It snowed on Friday and, because I had promised myself that I would walk if it snowed, I went for a hike in the woods. The snow wasn’t sticking much, and the trails were muddy rather than snow-covered, but it … Continue reading

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Sweet Victory

As a child, I was never able to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Today I solved the smaller version with four squares per side. I was so pleased with myself that I shouted a celebratory “Woohoo!” and startled the children. Truth … Continue reading

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Accidentally Purplish

Last Saturday I took the kids to an Easter egg hunt. It was a sunny day, the kids found a lot of eggs, and Livia got to play with her best friends from school. We had a good time. But … Continue reading

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