A Room with a View

       Curled up in the comfy chair is the adorable cat.  Image 1 of our new digs.  We are finally moved in for the next 12 months, and may only have to visit storage occasionally to pick up a random item here or there.  It is good to be done.  Now time to relax…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 2 (A Moveable Feast)

The Reading Nook Have book will travel.  This is the summer of moving. We moved in June (literally the day after the last day of school) from our home of 11 years to a friend’s home for 7 weeks, and next week we will be moving to a new place that we will live in…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 1 (Let the Romance begin!)

My posting history shows that I am most consistent at posting to this blog during summer months and other vacations.  Such is the grind of a full time educator-parent.  So without further ado, here is the first post related to my summer reading.  My true summer vacation begins tomorrow, though I have been able to…

Welcome 2015!

When asked to review this year (beyond what WP said about my blogging habits), I am at a loss for appropriate words.  I could describe this year in some annoying hashtags: #exhausting #neverenoughtime #workaholicdaze #imperfectparenting #perimenopausalproblemsandallthatjazz (read: the really serious stuff never makes it to a hashtag either).  But who wants to read/hear about those…

2014 in review by WP

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

#MerryChristmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all!  Happy Holidays! When we woke up this morning, Santa had eaten the special cupcakes that Ale had made for him, plus a bite of the frosted cookies.  He even drank some of the Vitamin Water (zero) to keep him going! 🙂   Let us not forget the reason for the season:…

Christmas Holidays 2014

It has been a long year with sweet moments scattered about here and there.  It’s the sweet spots that make it worthwhile.  We wish you all a warm and wonderful Holiday Season.  Best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful 2015. #lifeisbeautiful  #MerryChristmas  #HappyHolidays 2014News

End of Summer 2014

The tunnel has led us to this place. The end of the summer road.  The journey completes itself and is poised to begin again.  I travel through the blackness of this hewn rock; I am still afraid of the blinding light.  Can I welcome in the new school year?  Does it not feel like a…

As they Say, It’s the Journey…

1789 Miles round trip.  Kind of like a Revolution. Temperatures ranging from 62-118 degrees depending on day, location, and summer weather patterns. Locations mostly devoid of buzzing and thrumming.  So unlike urban sprawl. Opposites attract. The journey breaks you open and causes juxtaposition. It is in this dissonance that it is possible to see yourself…

Summer of Reading (2014)

Here it is folks, the annual “what I am reading” post.  It is a summer of reading to be sure, and I am always excited to figure out what I am most in the mood for.  I am habitual like most of us humans, so I have a pattern to my reading habits.  As soon…