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