Monthly Archives for May 2010
Sometimes in the chaos of life, we forget the joy that comes in caring for another Or the peace we feel when we hold our babies close at night And we also forget that peace and joy are not our … Continue reading
Some days I miss the quiet, the time to think, to stare up at the ceiling and hear inside myself. But there is so much they want to share with me, and their enthusiasm sucks me in.
Yesterday I was thrilled to give Liz from The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, Molly from The Snyder 5, and our friend Meg a tour of our new lot. Over coffee and bagels, they shared their ideas with me, some of which … Continue reading
He traveled all week, and I did what I could to stay sane. The park. The sprinklers. Then the heat wave broke, and a storm rolled in. I stretched out on our bed, comforted by the sounds of rain pinging … Continue reading
When I was in college, I had an idea for a sculpture. Only I couldn’t sculpt. But anyway it was this: a woman whose body was a house. Because that was what I felt domesticity did to a woman. It … Continue reading
Our boys roamed free as we surveyed the lot. It’s amazing where two sticks and a tree stump can take their imaginary play. Far further than plastic toys do.
Today some girlfriends came over for a play date. We drank coffee on the patio while our little ones poured sand on each other. We talked about writing, our weekend, and the sex offender who lives a couple blocks from … Continue reading
She asked how we wanted to live, what was important to each of us. He said efficiency; no, that sounds too totalitarian… livability. I said sunlight. And then she sketched, and we saw our dreams melding together on paper.
He took out his yellow notepad and wrote down the pros and cons of the lot. I knew we’d make an offer then. He makes lists to reassure himself his gut instinct is right.