We have a mouse in our oven. Rather, we had a mouse in our oven. It expired from unnatural causes.
We live in an almost 300 year old house on a pretty busy two lane road. While the speed limit is
Local church, town meeting house, and school It’s a phrase I think to myself throughout the day: twenty minutes away. As
Photo from Wikipedia entry, “Bathtub Mary. I drove to Waltham today to get a new Brownies uniform. The troop has
I knew it was only a matter of time before I would start seeing that odd New England fashion item
Slowly getting used to our 292 year old house in the forest. Little things like window blinds and Target and IKEA storage make things surprisingly reassuring. The newness distracts me from the occasional squishy floorboard I sink into and the various wood and old smoke smells throughout the house. The weird little window screens that we prop inside the windows are now only letting in half the bugs they were a week ago. As a result, the moths are no longer flying directly into my forehead while I lay in the bed reading by the glow of my iPhone. The urge to launder the bedding with DEET has passed with fewer morning mosquito bite discoveries. The kids have finally discovered the yard with meandering paths, rock walls, old wells, and ferns. I am slowly letting go of the fear that they will be crushed by the steel cage of a speeding Volvo which leaves room for the new fear of