Thursday, April 17, 2014

rock fishing death


janine, of shambolic living, is australia's modern erma bombeck.  she's smart, funny, and celebrates the uniqueness of her family.  

it was a shock last week to hear that her husband, a
 46-year-old father of two teens, died while rock fishing.

janine's tribute to her long-time sweetheart is beautiful, and
if you have time to pay a visit and offer condolence, you can find it here.
the newspaper article is here.

loss of a loved one in a sudden accident is devastating,
but loss shared brings us together.

peace to you. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

spring break

it's mud season here in ohio, and
i'm sending this blog on spring break for the month of april.

we'll be back, with fresh flowers, in may.
joy!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

spring in a hat

during a sunny recess last week, three little girls brought me their first crocus, together with rocks and other green plants, in a fake-fur hat.

we are back to weather well below freezing this week, but
there they were!  

it was a lovely, long winter, wasn't it?
snowy here.
the children are very ready to shed their coats and enjoy the sunshine.

joy to you, whatever the weather.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

temporary art

in a paper cup, about to be covered with whipped cream, the barista made this.
why?
like the smoke rings my father used to make with his cigar, for the art of it?  

artist at work.
may beauty find you today.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

gray

 eight miles in 34 degrees with a 
 cold wind.
noticing the green just beginning.

reality check:  it's an invasive species.

beautiful regardless.
peace to you.

Monday, March 24, 2014

first day of spring, top 5


last week's top 5 - 
5.  i got the days mixed up, thought thursday was the 21st, and the first day of spring.
4.  although i had the date wrong, thursday WAS the equinox.
3.  warm weather = recess with no coats!
2.  bringing my honey these tulips to celebrate the season.
1.  open windows in our sunny classroom.

reality check:  lows in the 20s and snow possible tuesday.

here's wishing you a beautiful week.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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