Posts with Label: Me

In My Garden

In My Garden

On the other side of the old stone wall that surrounds my yard stands a 13th century church with massive arched windows and a clock tower that chimes every hour.  While I wash dishes in the sink, my gaze falls on eight hundred year old stone walls and wooden doors reminiscent of Harry Potter or […]

Sleeping In

Sleeping In

When you have little kids, sleeping in becomes a distant memory, a dream but almost never a reality.  My kids are all early risers and I spent a decade waking up well before 7AM most days, grumpy and disheveled, clutching my coffee for dear life as I muddled my way through breakfast. Now, though, my […]

When Your Kids Travel Without You

When Your Kids Travel Without You

Bridget is on a school trip this week.  I dropped her off on Sunday morning, waited around with all the other parents, and then watched her and 60 other kids board a double-decker bus and drive away for six days to a different country. We travel a lot, our family, and I never really get […]

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Religion and Politics.  The two topics you’re supposed to avoid, right?  Because everyone feels so strongly about them, because no opinion on either of those topics is lightly held.  So don’t talk about it!  People will take offense! Bullshit. We should talk about the things that matter.  You – me – we all should talk […]

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