I really have nothing to offer you today but this panini.
Really. I mean, I thought about writing about the two large pots of mums I impulse-bought yesterday. I love mums, and every fall, I see them, neatly placed on the front steps of more put-together people’s houses. As I drove home yesterday, I saw them on display in a local nursery’s outdoor section, and pretty much slammed on the brakes, unbuckled both kids, and bought two pots, just like that. I thought about telling you how I came around the corner this morning only to find Owen very carefully picking off the unopened bulbs of one of the plants and how we had a long and very sobering conversation about how we just can’t do that again because those “balls” will never become flowers once they’re dead..and how he keeps asking me if everything is dead now and I fear I’ve done something irreparable to his little psyche.
But really, all of that is pretty routine, pretty par for the course.
I thought about writing about a moment I have every day around 2:15 in the afternoon.
On a Road Trip, A Week Before our Month-Long Sugar Fast Began: Me: I want Dairy Queen. Eric: (drinking Mountain Dew) No, no we don’t need that stuff. Me: Fine, I’ll settle for gummy worms. Eric: Here, have some Mountain Dew…it’s basically liquid … Continue reading
Both Eric and I were born country mice. We grew up in homes surrounded by space and corn fields, few neighbors, and an impossible amount of trees. We grew up to the sounds of rushing creeks and the occasional coyote and … Continue reading
CATEGORIES: 'Tis The Season
Remember winter, guys? Remember when my baby was born and it was -25* windchill outside the hospital room window? Remember the first time you heard the words Polar Vortex? And now, here we are, in August. And really, I don’t think I’ve ever … Continue reading
CATEGORIES: Bell Peppers Corn Zucchini
It is a rainy Friday morning, and I have spent the last twelve hours waiting for Owen to throw up. He woke up from his nap the day before with a pretty high fever, and now I am playing vomit … Continue reading