Little Acorn

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

chicken coop cravings

I have always wanted a chicken coop. Ever since I was a little girl I would be so envious of my friends living in the country who "got to" pick out the eggs every day (though I can only assume they eventually tired of the chore). So, of course, when we moved to a house with a big backyard, I'm starting to salivate at the thought of freshest of the fresh eggs and soldiers, creamiest of the creamy quiches, and a bit of rural magic in our urban setting. 

Of course due to the stinkin' neighborhood restrictions, I can't even step one little chicken claw on my property without the HOA police attacking. That's okay, I guess. I have a few friends with their own coops that I can live vicariously through (you know who you are).

BUT! If I were able to have a humble abode for my dream banties, these would be in my poultry paradise...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

on linguistics and dancing

Every day something new is learned. Or said. Or scrutinized with intensity. Or a lightbulb goes off. It's amazing. Acorn is almost 16 months old (I can't believe it) and she is such a cool little girl, full of life and smiles, curiosity and fearlessness, energy and yet well-behaved, calmness in the most crucial of times.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

st. simons island trip

We went to St. Simons Island, Georgia the week of St. Patrick's Day. It was lovely and beautiful and rainy and cold. A violent stomach bug ran through the family, but other than that, we got to eat some tasty BBQ, run around on the beach, explore the old houses, and check out Savannah on St. Patrick's Day, which I had no idea was second to Boston in green beer and drunk Irishmen! Anyway, here are a few shots of the trip!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

becoming a mama bear. rawr.

Life is starting to settle down and equalize. And that's all I have ever wanted out of this body, my family, and our tiny little place in this overwhelming world. A balance of hard work and giggles, of meetings with clients and close encounters with squirrels, bird surveys for work and bird watching at home, writing technical documents and drawing with chalk. Just sweet, simple balance.

But that has not always been the case.