One more-Isa just picked up her pictures.

One more-Isa just picked up her pictures.

A few pictures from this weekend-none of them exciting. But it has been peaceful here. French toast on the camp stove for breakfast (no more fires!), Isa at the Goodwill shopping for her Olive Oyl costume for Sadie’s, a few of the citrus blossoms that are making our yard smell like Paradise, Zack headed up his girlfriend’s driveway in his “Nemo” shirt for the dance, and Phia practicing her dance moves.

tea-you-me:

Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves

I hope it’s available here soon.

Too much? My sister’s husband got two pallets full of beer and glassware from his company. He sent me home with an 8-pack and this giant beer that was tucked inside a huge Oktoberfest stein for Nick. I don’t think I can drink over a quart of beer, though.

Too much? My sister’s husband got two pallets full of beer and glassware from his company. He sent me home with an 8-pack and this giant beer that was tucked inside a huge Oktoberfest stein for Nick. I don’t think I can drink over a quart of beer, though.

This is from last week when Bella asked her boyfriend to go to Sadie’s. The theme is Under the Sea, and a friend of hers whose dad is a baker made her rice crispy treats cut into seashore shapes and decorated with fondant. Of course he did it for her free, and now he’s charging $15.

This is from last week when Bella asked her boyfriend to go to Sadie’s. The theme is Under the Sea, and a friend of hers whose dad is a baker made her rice crispy treats cut into seashore shapes and decorated with fondant. Of course he did it for her free, and now he’s charging $15.

fourseasonsbooks:

Remembering a magnificent thinker, writer and human: Chinua Achebe.
We at Four Seasons Books are so sad to learn of the death of  one of the most prolific writers of our time. The world was lucky to read his incredible works, including Things Fall Apart and There Was A Country.While his writing is filled with beauty and hardship, he will be remembered for his persistent humility and his tireless efforts to bridge cultures through art. This amazing writer and amazing man will be sorely missed. 

fourseasonsbooks:

Remembering a magnificent thinker, writer and human: Chinua Achebe.

We at Four Seasons Books are so sad to learn of the death of  one of the most prolific writers of our time. The world was lucky to read his incredible works, including Things Fall Apart and There Was A Country.While his writing is filled with beauty and hardship, he will be remembered for his persistent humility and his tireless efforts to bridge cultures through art. This amazing writer and amazing man will be sorely missed. 

I did meet these two yesterday. A definite highlight of the week.

I did meet these two yesterday. A definite highlight of the week.

"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

creeps in this petty pace from day.”

It’s surprising how often the words of a 17th century playwright are applicable to the human condition 400 years later. Time keeps moving, and I am borne along in its wake, no effort required. I get up every day, get the kids to school, run errands, make meals and drive the mom taxi. But other than that, all I want to do is sleep and eat. I am temporarily off of antidepressants due to finances, but it didn’t seem any different when I was medicated. Luckily, I don’t feel sad very often. I can see that some of the situations I’m encountering are tragic, but it would be too overwhelming to actually feel the loss. I’ve done that-fully I thought-but the wounds haven’t healed. Clearly, I didn’t do it properly or effectively.

I have actually interacted with my “troubled” sister at least twice in the past week or so. After avoiding her assiduously for months, I went to her house last weekend to drop off my youngest for a party, and I rounded up my entire family to call and sing her Happy Birthday this week. I know she loves me, and I love her too. It was so good to see her and talk to her.

It made me wistful for times I can barely remember.

yetanothertom:

Don’t Dream It’s Over — Crowded House

After previous, mostly-unknown post, I figured I’d record a song people actually know and like. My take on an 80’s classic.

Crowded House is not actually one of my fans, but Neil Finn is an amazing song-writer, and I’ve always had a lot of respect for him. 

This brigs back happy memories. Great cover by Tom.

What are the odds?

What are the odds?

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"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings."


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