balance

Making a summer project plan

Making a summer project plan

We are in the midst of what I think of as The Dream Time. Both Cane and I work in schools, so we are at the beginning of summer break. For some reason, the weeks between the end of school (in late mid-June) and the 4th of July always seem like not-real time. It feels(…)

Of projects, priorities, and perfect days

Of projects, priorities, and perfect days

I cannot remember the last time I felt bored. Tired, cranky, anxious, overwhelmed? Yes, more often than I care to admit. But bored? Never. Sure, there are lots of minutes in every day that I have to do things I find boring, but I think I will never have enough time to do all the(…)

Because we all need a balanced diet

Because we all need a balanced diet

Most of the time, writing here is something that feeds me. Something about putting experience into words and images has always been the thing to take me deeper into it. Going deeper helps me live more fully, with more understanding, joy, and appreciation. Most Mondays, I’m not working at my day job, and I spend(…)

Getting our groove back Stepping out on the DIY dance floor to fix our entry stairs

Back in September, I was DIY Done. Even small projects–such as spray-painting some thrift store candle holders–made me positively cranky. After painting the exterior of the house… …and finishing all the small details of our bathroom renovation… …I had no love for DIY left in me. At all. This might not seem like a big(…)

Growing pains Regaining balance in our awkward age

Why yes, it has been a week since we’ve posted anything. And no, that’s not typical for us. We do try to post at least twice a week, and we’ve been doing that pretty much without fail since last October. But, it was kind of a week. The kind of week that makes you wonder(…)

If I could put time in a bottle…

If you’re wondering why we haven’t been posting much on the bathroom renovation project (or, it’s been so long since we last did that you’ve forgotten all about it and are wondering what bathroom renovation project?), the answer is quite simple. We haven’t written about it because we haven’t gotten much done. In fact, that(…)