Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I Am...

Daughter, Sister, Friend, Wife, Mother... Traveler: Michigan to France to California... and somehow settled in New England. Avid reader, writer, movie and theater and genre TV buff (Orphan Black!). I am a stay at home Mom. I love movies and TV and books that challenge me and allow my imagination to take flight.I want to visit Wales. Roll in the grass and make Dandelion Wishes with my boys. Kiss my guy by the ocean with the smell of the sea air on the wind rolling off the water. I want to ply my friends with handwritten cards, and laugh in the kitchen while baking toffee bars and eating half of the dough... I love folk music which can have razor's edge wit and can make me cry, sometimes all at once... I am a Child of God. A creator, a wordsmith, a dreamer... I am figuring out what it's all about.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Whoo Are You?

I started this blog after the birth of Daniel (Number 1 Son!) Adrift a bit, I had left a job I had been at nearly 10 years of my life to start the all-consuming one of caring for this tiny human being. It's been a creative outlet, and a place to find my footing as a new Mama. After the birth of Ethan (Hello Number 2 Son!) I again became focused on my two little people, and H, the hubby, and set aside many things. As much as I have always loved writing, I started finding excuses.

Oh, and there was the whole selling and buying a place, moving twice, maximum stress level for a year in there, but I digress...

Excuses aside, to be a writer one must write. And here I am. I've yet to figure the path this is going to take. Continuing to blog here, a revamp of this blog... a whole new one?  Something different? I'm marinating in the not-knowing, and seeing where this will take me. I appreciate you being along for the ride.

"It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." ~ E L Doctorow

Saturday, March 01, 2014


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I am experimenting with feed readers since the Google reader went bye-bye. Current one I'm liking is Bloglovin. Only downside so far, is I start humming that song from Grease every time the word "Bloglovin" floats through my head...

Summer lovin' - had me a blast! Summer lovin' happened so fast!

Of course maybe that is because it was 8 degrees this morning with more snow forecasted for next week.

Sigh. It's March 1st. Daylight savings is on the horizon. It's light much later in the day. Positive thoughts!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A New Year

Last year was a year of, what felt like at times, almost riotous change.  We'd spent far too long trying to sell our condo, slogging ahead every step of the way.  Not one, but two moves finally found us in our own little house.  Glorious summer and fall, turns to winter.  I want to embrace it, and yet each year around this time I seem to go into hibernation mode.  It's its own battle of sorts.  I want 2014 to be my year of being still.  Embracing it all.  Finding my groove, and trusting that all is unfolding as it should.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Sunday, December 01, 2013


Some days I'm still figuring it out.  I mean I grew up in Michigan!  Spent loads of time in Wisconsin.  I live in New England people!  You'd think I'd have adjusted to the cold!  It seems like there is always a moment each evening where I am just freezing.  I float by the thermostat, just to see where the temperature is set.  Then it's a double-check of the thermometer.  Yup.  Heat must be working because it's showing an OK temperature in here.  If I have to step out of doors for even a moment, take out the trash or something, I get blown back by a gust of cold.  Then, suddenly my internal "gauge" registers that maybe it's warm in here after all.  It seems like every year I swear I'm moving someplace warm.  I'd love some tips about how to be more accepting of the seasons...


It's going to be a long winter.

Friday, November 01, 2013

This Post Brought to you by...

the Number 13.

Different months, but my boys were both born on the 13th.  I didn't think about it until later, but our new house?  The road it is on is also called Route 13.  And this year?  The year we finally moved into our own place?  It is our 13th Anniversary.  Aren't my flowers gorgeous?  They've opened up huge...  and smell divine!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fall TV is in swing!  I want to like Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Really I do.  I've even sat down with my two boys who are into all such actiony stuff.  Lost the three year old almost immediately, as he kept looking for Iron Man or Thor or Hulk...  The eight year old made it two episodes in, and seemed to like the action... and then missed last night's episode.  I've been teetering.  I'm watching for Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg).  Love the mystery surrounding the how and why of his return, and he's a likable (better drawn?) character than the rest thus far.  Last night saw the eensiest bit of character development for Skye and Ward and some of the others...  as well as some cool effects when a scientist starts playing with gravity.  Action and a cool universe will invite me along for the ride.  But if you can't engage me with the characters, the ride may be a short one.  Staying tuned a bit longer.