Don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

"That has got to be the biggest tree I've ever taken down," DW said squinting into the sky. "I wonder why it died," I said. Our lot is very wooded. One of the reasons we chose it, actually. The dense canopy over the back yard makes it near impossible to grow grass and makes it … Continue reading Don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

I’m a music supporter, but not at 7:30 in the morning

The house first yawns at 5:30 in the morning. The Tortoise slips into the shower. At 5:45 I feel DW roll out of bed and trudge to our bathroom while Luna and I snuggle deeper under the covers. No later than 6:10 I am in the kitchen prepping coffee, packing lunches and making a list … Continue reading I’m a music supporter, but not at 7:30 in the morning

Sister Friends

"Are you kidding me?!" I said loudly, shoving unwanted papers into a recycling pile. "Seriously, this is due Friday?" "Yes, ma'am, " said The Hare quietly, "I'm sorry I forgot." "Yeah, me too, because you don't have until Friday. You have until Wednesday night because I'm leaving Thursday afternoon." "But that's in like two days! … Continue reading Sister Friends

Warning: There are Children at the Roller Rink

After overindulging on super thick, gooey, raisin and cinnamon french toast at our local breakfast favorite, it was time to figure out what we were going to do on this wonderful Friday afternoon. Uncle B and Aunt O  were lucky enough to come visit us during our four-day winter break. (Ha, seeing their shortened names in print just … Continue reading Warning: There are Children at the Roller Rink

A Deer, a Deck, and a Dog

Summer is my favorite season. Lazy afternoons with friends, sunshine, chilled drinks and eating on the deck are high on my list, especially when the pots and retaining walls are in full bloom. Last June, Hosta, Delphinium and Geraniums framed the back courtyard. Our home is a basic colonial. Walk inside our Elizabeth Arden red … Continue reading A Deer, a Deck, and a Dog