Last summer was my big 4-0. I went on a grand hiking adventure in Scotland complete with summiting Ben Nevis, the tallest peak in Great Britain. This summer, I have decided for various reasons (namely money and exhaustion) that I was going to stick closer to home and scale everything back. I have a new
Well spring has sprung – at least that’s what the calendar says. One would think lawn and gardening prep would seem rather easy, at very least stress free!
Earlier in the year I made plans and rented a bed in a community garden. My thought was tending to the garden would be a novel (and almost free) way to connect as a family over the summer. Also, I love fresh, juicy, garden grown tomatoes. Good intentions were there front and center during my initial decision making process and
I love flowers. I still have not figured out how to keep them alive, but I’m trying. Every summer, I invest in a vast array of potted treasures at the beginning of the season and year round, I consistently have at least one vase filled with a supermarket bouquet. They make me smile despite the
As I write this, it’s still only 44 degrees outside. This week my daughter told me I need to start sending a coat with her to school again – she’s cold on the play ground! But there are buds on the trees and daffodils blooming, so we’re calling it Spring – finally! Even though the
Ask most educators and they will tell you that they have something they typically only do in the summer when they aren’t working. The school year tends to be so focused on school that there often isn’t time for hobbies and outside interests (sad, but true). Most teachers I know enjoy reading, working out more,
My mother is alive and well, thankyouverymuch. This blog series has made me reminisce about some of my favorite memories of her. I hope she realizes how much I cherish them and her. When I was a kid, my mother planted a huge garden in our back yard. I remember my dad using his