Kids Or No Kids?

                               When it comes to other people's children, I find that I usually have some patience dealing with them....more

In The Woods Growing Up

When I was a young girl I spent a considerable amount of time with my grandparents. My grandfather used to take walks in the woods and sometimes I would follow along with him. I remember very well how he used to take a walking stick with him even thoguh he didn't need it to get around. We walked into the woods and found an old log to sit on and he taught me just to listen and hear all the sounds around me....more


I love playing dominoes.  I love everything about them.  I love the sleek, cool pieces. Tiles, they call them.  I love turning them in my hand.  I love the way our set of tiles comes in an old-fashioned metal tin.  I love that once you have chosen your initial tiles and placed them in a strategically defensive line before you, backs to the other players, the superfluous ivory oblongs are put into a pile called the Bone Yard....more

Morning Routine Teetering on Chaos

My husband is a school teacher, and his school day starts at 7 AM, which means he leaves the house before 6, and I'm on my own with the boys (7 and 2 years old) in the mornings. It's tough trying to get out of the house on time for work on an average morning, but this morning was worse than usual. My alarm was set for 6:30 instead of 5:30, but I was so tired last night that I didn't notice the difference (yes, it was because I was watching the Pats beat the Jets). It took me a good 15 minutes this morning to realize it was an hour later than usual (why is it so light outside??)....more

Of Mice and Me...

Of Mice and Me... I have a very bad relationship with mice.  ~Casey Affleck...more

Keeping it Simple

When the Bim escaped Kent Town with his new love Mary a few weeks ago, it was to a little village about seven miles away.  A different world.  A good move.  And after comforting Anna-mouse through several anxious pre-move nights, it was thankfully a move that has proved popular with her, too....more

Sunday Social - Nadja

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home Sunday Social - Nadja   Next one down on my siggy line...Anne, Wife of Fred for 23 yearsMom of:Patrick (16)James (16)Rosie (13)Bella(14)Julie (13)Daniel (12)My children around the world:Milly in TaiwanEun Hae in Sout...more

A brief glimpse

November 12, 2011 NaBloPoMo number 12 ...more
@HomeRearedChef or next month? ;-)more

I Love This Time of Year....

..for many reasons.I start to get excited at the beginning of October, starting the countdown to my birthday and then 2 months later to Christmas. I hope I don't grow out of enjoying my birthday as so many others do. I've devised a strategy to stave off maturity - save a day's holiday so that I can have my birthday off work and spend the day as I like!...more

My husband is on a stag do in Amsterdam and I hate him.

 >>>> Subject: Here>>>> >>>> I have made it! Flight delayed by 2 hours!!! We have wi-fi so I can email for free.>>>> >>>> How are the boys?>>>> >>>> Apartment is nice. Generally staying in talking and eating! No bad things planned thank goodness.>>>> >>>> Love you so much.>>>> >>>> Xxxxx>>>> ...more