Friday, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007


I've gradually become a coffee snob. The worst thing is becoming intolerant of decaf. This Komodo Dragon Blend Decaf from Starbucks is an (expensive) attempt to find something good I can drink in the evening. I'm liking it, more's the pity for the budget.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Date Night

At Starbucks. Yum.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Today my new web site, Honeypot Rambles, went live. Come visit!

Monday, August 27, 2007


We spent the summer reading and discussing John Piper's book Desiring God. It's not a particularly humorous book, but we had a lot of laughs along the way!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mr. Luke

I did child care on both ends of the day today, and in the evening especially had a great time with Luke.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mary & Ben

At the church picnic this afternoon. A great mom, a very cute little guy: Aren't they sweet?

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More Carpet Removal

Tonight we started on the living room, with a cheerful slave.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Gutter Weeds

Hmm, time to weed the gutters?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dining Room Floor

Last night we ripped the carpet off the floor in the dining room. I always thought having carpet in a dining room was a bad idea, and if I'd known it was as easy to get rid of as it turned out to be, I'd have done it years ago. We will have to get the floor refinished, but I'm loving the wood already.

Friday, August 17, 2007


The first L.L. Bean retail store in Connecticut opened last week, and I made the 40-minute drive this morning to check it out. I was a little disappointed in the selection, but I enjoyed exploring the many shops in this new shopping area and managed to spend several hours and no money at all--not bad!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Umpachene Falls

This has turned into the summer of waterfalls: this is our third waterfall visit (so far). Umpachene Falls in western Massachusetts is a lot of fun if you like climbing around on slippery rocks, swimming in the river, or just watching the water.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Wednesday morning we visited Chesterwood, the home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. On the large property were not only these buildings and formal garden but a temporary exhibit of contemporary sculpture, which was pretty interesting to see.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bash Bish Falls

Bash Bish is on the border of Massachusetts and New York State near where my mom lives. We paid a visit to the falls on Tuesday, the first of a few days with Mom in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Night Sky

I chose this not because it's a great picture (it's not) but because, well, how often do I have my picture of the day taken before the sun rises? We got up at 2 this morning to watch the Perseid meteor shower. It was fun, but we were hampered by cloudy skies.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


I can't remember what this wild weedy thing is called, but I do recall from summers past that hummingbirds like them.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Green Pond

Taken with my camera phone on my run this morning.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Batting Cage Balls

Spotted on my morning run through the park.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

August Self-Portrait

Taken at the library with my camera phone while listening to The Duhks and waiting for Ben's karate class to be over.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Aimée and I spent about an hour waiting for the oral surgeon to check her wisdom teeth sites, which are fine. It was pleasant enough chatting, but a wait like that sure does mess up a morning that should be full of other things.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Rosetta Stone

Ben trying to read the Greek portion of the replica of the Rosetta Stone at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, where we spent the afternoon with another homeschooling family.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Murder Mystery Dinner

The suspects: Otto Van Schnapps; Hedy Shablee; Marilyn Merlot; Papa Vito; Tiny Bubbles; Ralph Rottingrape. The two small interlopers were not suspects.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007