On Easter Sunday, while the adults lounged lazily after an enormous pitch-in luncheon and the children ran and bounced and laughed off their Easter candy high, my dad led me into the garage to see four little pots where he had started some tomato plants … Read more
Steve and the boys thought I’d gone completely mad when I rushed to the fence Friday evening after a band concert and dinner out. “Look, I see them,” I called out, and my three guys were completely flummoxed because I was looking toward the neighbors’ house but no one was home. Read more
Yesterday, my husband noticed a beer can in the backyard. This is significant for several reasons, the most obvious being that we don’t drink beer and we very rarely through garbage of any kind in our own backyard.
“Must have been the neighbors,” we decided. Read more
Sunday evening we arrived home late in the day to begin preparing for a new week. The weekend had offered some time for rest but plenty of activity, too. The boys came back to our house for a few days just as we got home, at least one of them strung out on Halloween sugar from Saturday night’s trick-or-treating. Read more
blows – verb \ˈblōz\ : to be in motion : to move with speed or force : to move or run quickly : to send forth a current of air or other gas I arrive home from a walk, and the wind beats me to the front door. We’ve raced around the neighborhood, the wind dancing […] Read more
sky – noun\ˈskī\ : the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear __________ Heading out in the car last evening, my husband and I discussed the errands we were running and the restaurant where we would have dinner and the difficulties of adjusting to daylight savings time. But when we […] Read more
It wasn’t that unusual to look out my back door to see the neighbor children huddled around something in the yard, pointing. It seems they are always making a discovery, exploring the edges near their fence, or finding new uses for their toys.
But this time, whatever they were looking at was in MY backyard. Read more