Oh what a tangled web

Oh what a tangled web

I've been going mano-a-ocho-manos all summer with a yellow garden spider who claimed one of my flower boxes as his own. Every afternoon, I clear that sticky goo, and all the things it traps, off my poor pink impatiens, and every evening that tenacious tentacled tyrant rolls his eight beady eyes at me and shoot [...]

Summer storms

Summer storms

Sometimes, when all my people are where they should be, and my windows are closed, and my car is tucked safely in a garage, and I am not sitting anxiously at an airport gate, I like to watch a summer storm roll in.. I especially like to see it gather strength as it travels over [...]

Palindromes

Palindromes

In addition to being Super Bowl Sunday, which stubbornly takes place even when the Packers aren't playing in it, and Groundhog Day, a holiday our family has embraced with procrastinating pleasure, yesterday was also a palindrome 02/02/2020. It's the same forward and backward. Of course I love palindromes. I'm a mom. I have a niece [...]