Monday, May 7, 2012


The day was full of sun and shadows.

The fourth grade class play - Macbeth this year - is in 10 days; we're busy rehearsing lines and cues and inflection. Abbott is Macduff. Hefty choice for this age group, seems to me, but not to him.

I've said it before, I'll say it again - my love for camellias could not be overstated. They're fading fast. The petal snow is happening in earnest, from these and all the other blossoms, everywhere I turn. Soon, it will be summer.

I coached the boys on putting the utensils in the drawer all facing the same direction when they unload the dishwasher. I tell myself this will benefit their future well being; possibly they'll simply remember that as one of my neuroses when they're adults.

I hope your week has gotten off to a great start.

Happy Monday.


dervla @ The Curator said...

i love that first photograph of your son in the tree. it's beautiful! Tree climbing is sadly becoming a lost art.

Lecia said...

Thanks, Dervla. And yes - if we could all climb a tree with some regularity, I think the world would be a happier place.

emily said...

that's funny, about the silverware. i have some of those neuroses too. though the subject of the silverware has never come up - it's just always been that way.

alice c said...

The other day I discovered that I could not put food on my table without a table mat. My mother impressed that upon me many years ago but I had not realised how deep the roots of that rule were inside me. Abbott and Cal will be the same about cutlery - it will seem silly and inconsequential until they try to do something else and then your instructions will be there in the way. I am sure they will think of you and smile.

Sheila@Chinaberry said...

Love the pictures of your boys in the trees. Bet they'll like these pics when they're older.

KPiep said...

I love the idea of children doing Macbeth! And I loved the picture you put on FB yesterday. I hope it was magical