Monday, July 25, 2011

House of Rockenbok

There is a children's building system called Rockenbok that Ruth and Chris and Liam love, having received some as present when Liam turned two. Today Ruth found a whole world of Rockenbok at a great price on Craig's List, and as I write she and Chris and Liam are sitting up late on the dining room floor putting it together. that's the kind of overheard delight I would miss out on altogether if we lived seperately.  Feeling very blessed tonight.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


is full of travel and transitions, all of us in and out of the house.  When I came back from Brownsville birding birthday trip with Bob it felt really good to walk into the house as it is now, multigenrational family home with mixture of belongings, toys, art.  The spirit of the house is good, and it is in much better repair than I could keep it back when i was here mostly by myself while Bob was teaching in Corpus. Tonight Bob made a simple pasta supper and I didn't have to do a thing but sit at the table and eat and talk to Ruth and Liam about their great weekend at the beach.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Good Night House

Every night different.
Every night the same
Invitation to enter cave
to read book or three.
Shy retreat, hooded eyes
as you pull shawl over
head to nurse your Mama.
Warm squishy hug, shy amile.
Always brush teeth,
Always, Good night Liam
Always, Good night house

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Help Received

Advantage of living together
is when I stumble to bed
exhausted after long day,
late bath, someone who
loves me will pick up
wet towel I left on floor
Privledge to return the favor.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Broken and Still Wonderful

Ruth has been sick and lost her voice.- better now  Liam has been throwing up - better now.  The AC  is broken and it is bloody hot.  The repair done today didn't work.  And still, life here feels so good - shaved ice on the deck and a scooter walk with Liam and his parents at sunset.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Ruth was the electrician's "monkey" today as the two of them finished wiring KK's little house more permanently (no more extension cords from the big house which means a computer out there and brighter lights).  Walls will come soon.  It's been a good week, with Zachary part of the household while he attended baseball camp in Austin.  He hit a triple, spent one night in the tree house, and was generally a love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Day, Happy Night

Not all days can be like this under any circumstances, but this has been a good one.  KK came home glowing from her slumber party and Zachary was delighted with his baseball  camp and commended by his coach for great behavior even though others were wild.  Liam and I started the day by working in the yard, pulling weeds, doing laundry, making cookies.  We've had family meals and bike rides and now KK is snug in her little house and Zachary is sleeping under the stars on an air mattress in the tree house.I feel content being who and where I am tonight.  The Longhorn baseball team even won it's regioual tournament.