Car Trips With Toddlers “I wanna get out and walk.” “It’s my turn to drive now.” Throws book on the floor: “I want my book back.” “I wanna go back to the beach.” “I want my shoes off.” “Sand! I have sand!!” “I want my stick back!” While Pregnant Mama (TM) tries desperately not to [...]
call her green, for the children who’ve made her
Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category
I am feeling utterly restless and unable to sleep. The weather on my computer says that the temperature is down to 70, but I don’t believe it. Everything just feels so stuffy, and Ryan is taking up the whole bed, despite my repeated elbows to his back, and whatever the temperature really is it is [...]
Despite the fact that my knee is still throbbing, I managed to get the last of the rose bushes pruned back today. The yard debris bin is very tall and it makes a nice crutch. I’m trying to do at least one thing in the yard each weekend, and I’m glad I was able to [...]
Ryan wants me to go to the urgent care hours at my doctor’s office this morning, since I’ve been coughing for a month now and it isn’t getting any better. I would have to take Hanna with me, since they’re only open on Saturdays in the morning, and Ryan is at work. I just looked [...]
Yesterday, I went to the store while Ryan stayed home with Hanna. It was the first time I’d been out by myself in about ten months, and it felt wonderful. It was one of those crisp, warm, windy early autumn days, with the sun at just the right angle to make everything look sharp and [...]
It’s supposed to be 97 degrees on Thursday. I think I’m going to cry.
It is entirely Patrick O’Brian’s fault that I look at my electronic barometer in the morning and say, “Oh dear, the glass is falling.” Normally I am as much a fan of stormy weather as the next man, but in this case I really must protest. I need the weather to start getting warmer, and [...]
In other news, Raptor Cam is back!
The mountains today are the same color blue as the sky. Only the sun hitting their edges sets them apart.
I promised I would go hack at the roses today, so hack at them I will, despite the fact that it is raining rather persistently at the moment. This just means that doing the taxes this afternoon becomes that much more attractive, because at least then I can be indoors and wrapped up in a [...]