open windows, happy cat and coffee

I can’t believe it! It’s the last of January and my windows are open and were open before 7:30 am!! Piper loves it, she’s been settled in one of them for a while now. The morning really is perfect. Windows open, warm breeze blowing, a happy cat, sleeping kids…well one still sleeping and one laying…

Icy Days, Mr. Coffee, Kids, Fun and Art

Yesterday ice fell from the sky all day long. My already rural community became a quiet isolated little place where only dogs ventured out to slide and play and roam across the growing inches of sleet. It was beautiful. You know the quiet that follows a big snow…how hushed and blanketed everything is, that’s how…

Cold Mornings, Hot Coffee and Roosters

It’s 19 degrees outside! Why doesn’t Papong and Kitty (Lab/Wolf mixes) think so? They begged to go out this morning and when I opened the door they bound across the yard like jack rabbits! They headed for the frog pond which is so low it’s more like a frog stream right now and probably iced…

rain, snow, pets and kids!

The misty blue-gray magical rainy days have given way to frosty vintage white magical snowy days. Well, snow hours anyway. Snow finally arrived around 7:30 pm Thursday night and sadly, promptly left. There was still excitement though…keeping watch peering through the lacy curtains, every minute passed with growing anticipation, until, finally, the first snowflakes appeared…

Rainy Days, Art and Family

Rain has been falling for four days now and I feel so lucky. I love rain! For me rain is magical and inspiring and beautiful. The world becomes enshrouded in a glistening shiny hazy aura that is mysterious and exciting and just invites coziness. Lamps with sheer scarves draped over their shades beckoning from the…

Pasta, Chili Pepper Lights and Cloudy Days

Today is beautiful, it’s cloudy and chilly and perfect for pasta with garlic and tomato sauce and lit chili pepper lights and spicy aromas wafting through the house. Right now my favorite candles are lit and the kids are lounging with books and games, gentle snores coming from resting pets and coziness all around. My…

White Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Books

Day 5 of the New Year is just beginning to dawn. From the view of my drawing table I see the pale pink hues that herald the beginning of a new day. It’s going to be clear I think and another great day to go outside and shoot hoops with my son. For now though…

New Year’s Day…was tasty and arty and nice

So, today is the day to have your good luck meal. Ours is traditionally veggie stir fry with egg rolls and cream cheese wontons and don’t forget the crispy noodles! It was delicious! We began the day with a game of Logo, it’s fun, you guess the product to go with the logos. My son…