Archive for excursions
If I lived at the beach in the summer, I would want to live in a little house in the middle of town. It would be close enough to the beach that I could hear the waves crashing and smell the ocean through my open window at night. And it would be within walking distance [...]continue reading "If I lived at the beach"
My heart was in the right place. What place is that you ask? Why, the place that would have resulted in the second installment of the Yarny Buttons Saga Tutorial being posted here for you on Monday, of course. It seems, though, that my heart was not on the same page as the rest of [...]continue reading "Autumn in New York"
Somehow I found myself throwing a change of clothes in a bag and flying down the highway at 10pm tonight. I was all set to enjoy a typical Friday night: I’d probably brew a warm beverage, put on a British mystery, and knit a few more inches on my Milady vest. But somehow, somehow, I [...]continue reading "Rhinebeck and Down Cellar"
The above are some scenes from part one of our weekend: a surprise overnight stay in Ocean Grove. The boys had never spent the night there before, so they were excited when we revealed about an hour into our trip, that it wasn’t a day trip after all… we’d booked a room and would be staying! It [...]continue reading "Weekend surprises"
You have been so kind with your comments lately. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to myself, as you can probably imagine, so I am letting some things fall by the wayside, including responding to comments. Please know that I am reading every one, and feeling so grateful for the moral support! So, [...]continue reading "Adventures in municipal parking"
This is one of those posts that I have been working on in my head, on and off, for the last three days, but have not managed to get typed up until now. I’m in a hotel outside of Boston with the boys. We had planned to spend the weekend playing in the hotel pool, [...]continue reading "Change of plans"
Was it cruel of me to dangle that Sheet Swap carrot in front of your nose like that, and then disappear for almost a week? Oh! I had such good intentions, I promise you! I was going to write up one or two posts about selecting vintage sheets, and making beautiful things from them, schedule [...]continue reading "Tradition"
Despite the fact that we are now on our third year of having kids in school full time, it just doesn’t occur to us that we could have dates during the day. That changed last week when Neil suggested that he take a day off so we could go to the beach. By ourselves. What [...]continue reading "Boy, was it foggy"
I wouldn’t exactly call us country people. We live in a place I’ve seen classified as “outlying suburban” which basically means, “like the suburbs, but with more farms.” Still, whatever it is we are, we’re pretty far from being city people. My kids have a real sense of awe about cities, since we spend so [...]continue reading "In the city"
We went adventuring this weekend, following Neil to Maryland for CapClave, and then going off on our own with our friend Jenn and her little girls to see a few of the sights of Washington DC. The boys had never been there before, and had never taken a ride on the Metro (or any other [...]continue reading "Adventuring"