~thankful thursday~ don’t overthink it, bro

11-4-16 day 4

i’m thankful that i am having such a hard time deciding what to write about for my gratitude post. i guess what i’m thankful for today is abundance. i just can’t decide between the yummy food we ate for dinner, the sleeping kitties purring near the crackling fire, the lanky boy soaking . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ don’t overthink it, bro

~thankful thursday~ warmth, choke slams, baseball and apple pie

i’ve been posting a daily gratitude post on facebook this november, inspired by a couple of friends who have done so in the past. this year i saw their november 1st posts and impulsively decided to join in, and i am transcribing these posts here because it turns out that it’s already becoming a self-assigned . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ warmth, choke slams, baseball and apple pie

~rainbow mondays~ bulbasaur, bayou, beets, blue squash

do you ever just think your food is so pretty that you take it outside, arrange a (rainbow) still life, and take a picture?

red: i found this stack of dried leaves curling up in my car from the day quinn and i went to our karate day camp and broke boards. we . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ bulbasaur, bayou, beets, blue squash

the big apple

i’ve been feeling funky, i’m not gonna lie. maybe not coincidentally, i’ve been quiet around this here blog, so i think i’m going to make a point to get back to writing, in the name of self care. i think i’ll start with the story of our trip to new york, since i only really . . . → Read More: the big apple

~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow

a double-header of new york rainbows tonight… the first one is brought to you by quinn! we spent lots of time in apple orchard mode while we were visiting new york this time, and quinn chose to document his own rainbow using my camera during one of our excursions to tag, sample, and collect apples . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow

~a month and a half in the life of a lifelong learner~ camping, camping, theatre camp, kid’s camp, and pokemon go

i’m going to report on a 6 week time period of learning because my regular month ended right in between the first and second week of theatre camp, and it seemed more reasonable to report on the whole camp situation in one post. who knows when i will get around to posting about . . . → Read More: ~a month and a half in the life of a lifelong learner~ camping, camping, theatre camp, kid’s camp, and pokemon go

~rainbow mondays~ float down memory river

it’s a camping rainbow! and it’s coming to you on tuesday! i’ve been a little… distracted! more on that soon! probably with continued excessive use of exclamation points!!! but first, camping quilts, glow sticks, and spring rolls to launch us into an inner tube to float down the river of memories from . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ float down memory river

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

quinn started off the month with a health setback. i knew he wasn’t feeling too great, because one afternoon he told me, “my whole body hurts!” i took some time to talk him through what he meant by that, and it turned out his toe and his throat . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

~rainbow mondays~ redwoods and blue belts

it’s a full moon, summer solstice, celebration rainbow!

sometimes you need to meditate on the absence of color in order to appreciate the colors!

red: quinn and i watched a family of 3 woodpeckers practice climbing up our redwood tree.

red: sometimes it’s just another dead leaf on the gravel driveway, until . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ redwoods and blue belts

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ i’ve gotta be me

farm tour!

quinn got to wield the allen wrench and build his bed once again… this time at dragon house 2.0, age 9. flashback to dragon house 1.0, age 5!

some fun foods of . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ i’ve gotta be me