Random Wednesday thoughts

First, we finally have power again. A strong thunderstorm last night knocked down a bunch of trees and power lines. We lost power around 8 pm and got it back at 2:45 pm. That’s a little better than the 7 pm to 4:30 pm outage last week, but still, two overnight outages in one week seems a little steep. Ice cream does not improve in multiple thawings and freezin… read more »

Total playroom entropy

So I did not do much housework while the family was out of the house over the last week. However, I felt I could do a few hours, especially when I had no power for close to 24 hours and my computer was out of juice. I decided to tackle the basement playroom. This was quite an undertaking.
At some point in the course of 3 children and their friends playing with a complex v… read more »

That post-vacay plunge

So I didn’t wind up taking a vacation away from home last week, though since it was a vacation from normal family responsibilities, there has been some transitioning involved. If you’ve gone away for a week (or two!) then you’re often coming home to a deluge of work.
How do you handle it?
I’m writing a short piece on handling that post-vacation plunge a… read more »

Independence week

I’ve had a bit of a strange week. Up until last Friday, I thought I’d be going with my family to the Outer Banks for the week (my husband’s extended family rented a house). I was feeling rather stressed about the whole thing. My husband has been traveling a lot, plus we’ve got some nanny vacation coming up and the like. I planned to do some work at the beach,… read more »

Almost there…

The first tomato is almost ripe! And by July 4th this time, not Halloween, like last year. The heirloom varieties we planted last year were tasty, but I am just not that patient. I also have a row of carrots sprouting. Has anyone grown them before? When are they usually ready for harvesting? (I live in southeastern Pennsylvania).
In other news, the Mosaic manus… read more »