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goings on

finally

every drop

i've been saying that once i get the downstairs tidied up, i'd make a batch of strawberry jam. i've been saying that for more than a week, i think. but yesterday, the stars must have aligned. and i made the jam.

the last kitten at thomas run

the last of the thomas run kittens are ready to find homes. black walnut was already expecting when everyone made their trip to the clinic for a "nip and tuck", if you know what i mean. now that her kittens are weaned and ready for homes, she'll be getting the same treatment at the end of the month. it's so fun to have the kittens around, but i'm glad to no longer add to the population.

sisterly collaboration

i have always enjoyed watching my children's interests ebb and flow for certain toys. i love seeing what this week's big interest is, and how sometimes that interest sticks, and sometimes, they quickly move on. this week's obsession is the writing of a play for their stuffed animals, to be performed over the weekend. it is requiring lots of practice time. lots of writing and re-writing. and lots of time together. that's the part i love most of all.

a moment

my camera did not capture this moment the way i was experiencing it, but it was one of those sweet, quiet moments you cherish. the light from the sunset was coming through my bedroom windows and across the bed where birdy was in that ready-for-sleep, still, peaceful state. i sat there with her for quite awhile enjoying that moment.

hope you're finding a few still, peaceful moments today, as well.

finally

every drop

i've been saying that once i get the downstairs tidied up, i'd make a batch of strawberry jam. i've been saying that for more than a week, i think. but yesterday, the stars must have aligned. and i made the jam.

the last kitten at thomas run

the last of the thomas run kittens are ready to find homes. black walnut was already expecting when everyone made their trip to the clinic for a "nip and tuck", if you know what i mean. now that her kittens are weaned and ready for homes, she'll be getting the same treatment at the end of the month. it's so fun to have the kittens around, but i'm glad to no longer add to the population.

sisterly collaboration

i have always enjoyed watching my children's interests ebb and flow for certain toys. i love seeing what this week's big interest is, and how sometimes that interest sticks, and sometimes, they quickly move on. this week's obsession is the writing of a play for their stuffed animals, to be performed over the weekend. it is requiring lots of practice time. lots of writing and re-writing. and lots of time together. that's the part i love most of all.

a moment

my camera did not capture this moment the way i was experiencing it, but it was one of those sweet, quiet moments you cherish. the light from the sunset was coming through my bedroom windows and across the bed where birdy was in that ready-for-sleep, still, peaceful state. i sat there with her for quite awhile enjoying that moment.

hope you're finding a few still, peaceful moments today, as well.

22 comments on “goings on”

  1. Look how big Birdy is getting!!

    I love the feeling of summer freedom that kittens and writing plays seems to have. We have 2 more weeks of school, just packed with everything. It will be so nice to finally relax (just when our weather will get nice, hopefully). xo

  2. Do you have your recipe for strawberry jam posted somewhere? I’m hoping to try it in a few weeks once our strawberries are ready. And I totally know what you mean about “seeing” something and not being able to “capture” it just as you saw it….but your photo is still beautiful! Love those special moments when they are so tiny!

  3. Wonderful post, I found it quite relaxing at the end of my busy day. Strawberries are not quite ready for picking yet here in northwestern Ohio, but when they are, I’m going to make jam! Have a Blessed week.

  4. I’ve got to make something with these strawberries. here’s to finding my bit of peace to make that happen!

  5. I’m so envious of your peaceful summery days. We’re coming into flu season here and it’s not pretty! Luckily I have a little one strapped to my chest to keep me warm.Enjoy that yummy jam and what I’m sure will be a very entertaining play

  6. I love your bed sheet and the peaceful birdie photo. It reminds me of the 70’s and my mom. The light looks beautiful.

  7. Those moments are always beyond film, aren’t they?

    Hope everyone’s okay — saw the ER mention, oy.

    And congrats on the jam. You walk in hero territory, in my book.

  8. Thank you for sharing so much… Your blog in itself gives me peace! The jam, we had strawberries like crazy! I tried my hand at the jam the other day and everyone said it was delicious… I don’t eat it myself, but am glad others enjoy it! Have a wonderful summer!

  9. Isn’t that more often the way? The camera’s eye (or maybe my lack of picture-taking knowledge?) just can’t quite catch the moment as I see it. Very sweet with your new daughter. Yeah for jam! (I finally made my first batch a few days ago.)

    How did the play go? Was there an encore?

  10. Just stumbled on your blog via habit and really like it. I love your choice of songs with your video clips. I am wondering if you have the information about songs and artists posted somewhere on your blog or elsewhere. I would love to check out some of those choices as they are not familiar to me. Thanks.

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