Tuesday, August 30, 2011


7th grade requires a lot more homework than 6th grade, but she's handling it all in stride.


we are falling back into our school routine nicely.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Getting a little help from my neighbors with the evening watering.


frank lloyd wright was my age when he designed this building.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


First day of school means "me" time for mom.


one of the best things about summer is standing over the sink, biting into a perfectly ripe peach, and letting the juice drip down my chin...arm...elbow.

Friday, August 19, 2011


My fabulous neighbor Naomi made a beautiful tart for her own farewell party. She's off to Cal in case you were wondering.


the last few blocks, she walked barefoot.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



Returning home after an evening meeting to a cheerful house full of family


We went to the book store in Estes Park yesterday. There was a woman standing at the register who mentioned she was visiting from St. Louis. Chris motioned to me and said to her, "We both used to live in St. Louis." The woman and I looked at each other and she said, "I know you...you look familiar." I said, "Tiffany...?" She said, "Yes...!" I said, "We were in the same birthing class...." and she said, "...eight years ago!" Our daughters were born 10 days apart and we even had a few play dates when they were babies.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Ratatouille for fifty requires a lot of eggplant.


I was at my favorite store today picking up a gift when one of the women who works there stopped me and said, "I love that skirt! You wear it very well." Shallow? Sure. But it made my day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Sharing is lovely, but some nights call for a stealthily procured treat enjoyed alone.


Tonight was the first time I realized that our evening porch-sitting days will eventually come to a seasonal end.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Poker night at Alex & Paul's. I might be getting the hang of it.


"Grace changes us and change is painful." ::Flannery O'Connor

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


i tried two new foods within a week - pork jowl (in austin) and octopus (in andersonville).


There is a lot to be said for a house right on the beach.