Still Winter

It's very much still winter here, despite the "signs of spring" sign on our wall.  So far we've listed "mallards, chickadees singing their springtime song, budding maples, and loons (though I suspect it may have been a mourning dove he heard). On the first day of spring, our spring birds laid those magical chocolate mini... Continue Reading →

Maker Space

I've been working on a project for a while now with a friend of mine, rolling things about in our minds, shifting visions, but always coming back to the same focus of having a creative community gathering place.  A few years later we've settled on a mission, put together a steering committee, and have launched... Continue Reading →

We built a bench!

You may have noticed some of the most recent pictures include a new bench.  Superbowl weekend Grampy and Uncle Matt came up for the game, and what trio of building kin can resist a group project?  Not these! (Plus, we kind of sprung it on them.) Of course, when I say "we" it is in... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras!

The boys and I attended a Mardi Gras masquerade Saturday night.   So much fun! The night was extremely surreal, mostly due to my kid's extremely bizarre, unreadable expression as he wandered the hall the entire evening leading an entire cloud of helium balloons.  I wish I'd brought a better camera.   I love dancing... Continue Reading →

Homeschool Thursday

It's school vacation week in Maine, which doesn't automatically mean vacation for us--though it means different things available throughout the week. Juniper has been at Tanglewood 4-H camp all week, doing their February vacation week.  A 1 mile hike into camp, snowshoeing, outdoor wilderness games, art, and hot cocoa in the cabin by the woodstove.... Continue Reading →


  I think in my last post I bemoaned the lack of snow.  I guess I spoke too soon.  It's been a fantastically snowy February so far with plenty of days at home due to lousy driving, and lots of sunshine and warmish temps in which to enjoy it. One of our local art studio/galleries... Continue Reading →

March in January

    January came and went with so many mixed emotions.  Wylie and I were so fortunate to be able to travel to Washington, DC for the women's march.  The experience was fairly amazing, and I still don't quite have the words to describe it.  This picture below was taken on the 2 mile walk... Continue Reading →

Role Model

Ira Glass and I do all of my long runs together.  It's just not the same without him.  I'm kind of a "This American Life" junkie.  I also listen to "Ted Radio Hour" podcasts as well, and occasionally "Dear Sugar" or "The Longest Shortest Time".  I'm pretty sure my friends and family are getting tired... Continue Reading →

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