2012: Looking Back

It has been an eventful year. My husband quit his job and started another, and I made the commitment to myself to start my long-delayed fine art career. There’s a lot that needs to be done in connection to that, and it’s going to change my focus. A lot. If...

State of the Bird, Back-To-School Edition

Two weeks of school supplies, first days, and Back-To-School nights with teachers…! I think we have the schedule almost down, now. I hope! New Schedule, Week Two My husband’s new job as accompanist at a performing arts high school is an every-other-day...

State of the Bird, Post-Art-Show Edition

Oh gosh… So tired after a long weekend! Art Show … was a great experience! Not many of the friends Bean invited actually came, but I think his experience – making the art and putting a show together – was a good one for him. If anything, I hope he learned that...

State of the Bird, Getting-Ready-For-The-Show Edition

Woke this morning from an awesome dream where I was confidently about to save the world. It was a rush — and I wasn’t ready to leave it. But I took that feeling with me today. Raptor in the Garden After breakfast this morning, my father-in-law called down,...

Three Vignettes With Children

More art updates to come, but first… some children stories! # # # It is summer now, and I’m having to balance the kids’ indoor time carefully. It’s too easy to get caught up in Inside Stuff and forget that Outside is nice, too. The last couple...