Five days of gratitude: day one

NeighborFriends2014

Have your Facebook feeds been taken over by the "five days of gratitude" meme? I've seen a few people do it, and I liked the thought behind it a lot. Then, I was nominated by my dear cousin Jo to post three things I'm grateful for each day for five days. I've decided to repeat the posts here for posterity, because I put a lot of time and thought into them so I want to keep them. Here goes with day one... 1. Our amazing neighborhood. We are surrounded by incredible people. With Zoe being an … [Read more...]

Snow rollers: unexpected winter delight

Winter 2014

As I've written before, I don't enjoy winter - I survive it. Sometime right around the day after Christmas, the novelty and beauty of snow wears thin for me. Usually I plan a mid-winter escape to somewhere a bit warmer just to give myself something to look forward to. But it's really, really hard to remain a killjoy about winter when you have a little one in the house who is utterly stoked to go outside and play in the snow! My favorite winter delight this year is Zoe's pure, unadulterated … [Read more...]