Getting Our Seeds in a Row

So you’re supposed to get your ducks in a row, but we’re getting our seeds in a row. If all goes well, we’ll be the proud owners of a house on several acres sometime Monday. And Scott has every intention of starting to plant a (late) summer garden on Tuesday evening. We’re excited. Also, I…

Peachy Keen

It’s summer, and in our house, that has come to mean peach season.  I wasn’t ever much of a peach fan growing up, but it turns out that summer would be incomplete to my husband without dozens and dozens of peaches.   Last week, we ended up at our favorite homemade peach ice cream spot…

Soaking It Up

This post needs a really quick disclaimer: I’m fully aware that skin cancer is a real and dangerous possibility.  With that in mind, there aren’t many things that feel as good as some quality time in the sun.  The heat soaking into your skin just feels healthy. A friend and I were talking about that…

Home Grown [Tomatoes, Earwigs, Clicky Bugs]

Among other things like watching the World Cup and eating ice cream out of a gutter (mmm), this weekend included some gardening. I’m super pleased to say that I now have a hydrangea bush by my front steps.  Its flowers are lime green.  And while I was calculating space for that (and recalculating lots of…

Summertime ADD

Happy thoughts at the moment: fields, the World Cup and Wimbledon, and my front porch. I’m actually pretty predictable in the “happy thoughts” department… except for the World Cup.  That one’s a fluke. Perfect evening plans: time on the porch and a viewing of Field of Dreams. Perfect soundtrack to current daydreams: George Winston’s Ballads…

With Shushing Action

Things have been busy at work today, and apparently this is what my people look like when we’re busy at work: We have an action figure complete with shushing motion, so you can’t really beat that.  If it’s any comfort, I did get part of a real post written about vacation days and daydreaming and…