• Good nap

    Good nap

    Dot now loves to nap on my lap as long as there’s a handmade blanket on my lap. She will cry and guide me to a couch until I sit down and add one. We negotiate timing and if she needs to share with a laptop. I often wonder what she’s dreaming. Read more …

  • waiting for a lap

    waiting for a lap

    When I’m late for our blanket and lap time, Dot tries to entice me. Read more …

  • Thoughts on my February 2022 Reading

    Thoughts on my February 2022 Reading

    I struggle with late winter. It was nice to find moments and curl up with Dot on a couch with a blanket and a book. With this regular practice, I managed to finish reading fifteen books last month; they had an average page count of 323 pages, and were published between 1970 and 2022. Read more …

  • warm then winter

    warm then winter

    March weather arrived early again this week. The region reached record highs yesterday. A wintery mix is in the forecast for tonight into tomorrow, with potential for 3-6 inches of snow and sleet in my area. I feel like this lone and flattened crocus I found in my backyard yesterday. Read more …

  • soon my shoots

    soon my shoots

    The weather is typical for February — flipping from record highs to ice and snow. The daffodils in my back yard are optimistic and a few have begun to emerge. Spending some time with them this afternoon provided some much needed mental relief. I hope the photo brings you comfort too. Read more …