This morning, I rose intending to drive the kids to school and then take a walk on the beach. It is the first day of spring, after all. Then, as I left the house, I was hit with weather, as in dark, cloud-filled skies, strong gusts of wind, and air heavy with the promise of […]
The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse For other thoughts on the sea, try #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, and #21.
Last Saturday night, LCB and I sat on the couch, listening for the sounds that would signal that all three kids were finally in bed. LCB attempted to cultivate a romantic atmosphere between us by pouring me a glass of wine and talking softly. I made his job easier by only half paying attention while […]
Three years ago, I wrote about my coffee purchase at a fast food establishment and how what transpired enhanced my appreciation for Starbucks. This week, I was reminded of this post when I pulled out a receipt from earlier in the day and noticed I had been given the senior discount. Like the fast food […]
LCB and I both took parental hits last week, during the winter storm that froze the alligators in North Carolina and left us considering a move to the equator. LCB took his parental hit by deciding to pull out all his old winter clothes, circa The Early Chicago Years of Our Marriage. Early on in […]
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Ben Franklin Wishing you all the peace and betterment the new year can bring. Happy New Year!