Not a day goes by that I don’t thank the Lords and Ladies Above that Paul and I had brains enough to buy property with a pond. Because every summer, almost every day, you’ll find us out in our pond’s lovely waters, laughing, hanging out, and staying cool. Swimming is a big deal for us. [...]
Man, I’m in the summer drifting time vortex thingy, where days go by and I hardly notice their passing.
Our typical routine: sleep late, milk the goats, yoga, dogwalk in the woods, lunch, moan about how hot it is, remember to go swimming, eat snacks, distract kids for one hour while I write, Paul gets [...]
Sophie’s first jump-off-the-dock, summer 2011
It’s freaking hot, 95 degrees and up all week. I’m working on a strategy that lets me get my 1000 words while the kids careen off the dock in non-stop, splashy motion. The plan includes a supah-glam hat with a ridiculously large [...]
Although it is still hitting 90 degrees most days, the tulip poplars are turning yellow, the sky is still dark when I get up to write, and our pond’s waters are getting chilly. Fall is coming.
Which is not to say that we aren’t still swimming every day. But we can feel it’s near the [...]
Second to ice cream, this is Sophie’s favorite thing.
Taking a flying leap into the water is new for Sophie, but quickly becoming the best part of the pond for her. She leaps in, swims a bit, climbs out, leaps in again. I remember being about [...]
It has been so incredibly hot this week. Heat index (whatever the fuck that means) of a hundred. Today was a little better, but that only means we didn’t break the triple digits. Hot. Hot hot hot hot.
Only one thing to do.
There is this heavy, sweet, somnolent feeling that comes with playing in the water under a bright sun, like some kind of hypnotic trance.
When I was a kid, my extended family used to rent a cottage on the sound side of the Outer Banks of NC, and my cousin and I would spend all [...]
It’s a walk of a couple minutes to our pond. Lately, Mochi the Barn Cat has been coming with us.
The first time she came, we were worried that she would wander off and get lost, but she stayed right with us, and now she comes along almost every day.
Our pond is pure heaven.
The only problem with it is that it has no shallow end—you just dive off a dock. In fact, I’ve never touched the bottom. So the kids have had to learn how to get along in the deep end from the start.
How did they do it? Lots [...]
Last week it hit 95 degrees! We were totally caught by surprise to have such heat in April, and our air-conditioner was not ready for action. This called for emergency measures: first pond swim of the year!
Honestly, we weren’t prepared for swimming [...]
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today's yoga practice
May 12, 2013 | 1:39 pm
Full primary. I forgot to write practices down last week, oh well.
May 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm
Feeling sick. Surys. A few seated. Backbending. Bleh.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Primary to supta konasana.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Gah. Skip. Lame.
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