living dangerously






has it really been 5 days since i last posted?

there has just been too much going on around here.

first of all this book is great. and i am not even a boy. but when you have 3 of them you end up loving boy things no matter what. in fact i like it so much that i could really see using it as a textbook for the rest of the year.

i am happy to report that this nasty flu is packing its’ things. and we are sending it on its’ way. we thank it profusely for all the snuggling. and stories. but the past few days have been spent cleaning up after it. it is such a messy and inconsiderate houseguest. leaving dishes and laundry everywhere. the bathroom was in need of serious cleaning and then there was, of course, lessons. two of my students started their rosetta stone online courses today. i am hoping that their enthusiasm isn’t limited to the desire to communicate with italian supermodels at some point. that could be another boy thing.

do you see my our little sproutlings? this is my bend the rules garden. zinnias. and sunflowers. etc. i am crossing my fingers. but seriously. it is nearly 95 degrees here still. something has to grow. well, we’ll wait and see.


someone inspired me to draw a little bit. not that my silly little sketches hold a candle to hers. because not everyone can draw. but a girl can dream, right? so i took out my pencils and drew a few things i’d like to see growing in my yard. and i felt 10 again. i really like feeling 10. i told you i was living dangerously.


happy tuesday. or wednesday. when you’re 10 you don’t pay attention to what day it is!

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8 thoughts on “living dangerously

  1. You are a great artist, beautiful flowers!

    I love seeing your little sprouts, looks like Zinnias, we love zinnias! How cool to grow them in Winter!!

  2. You write so cute I can’t stand it! 😉 I think you draw very lovely!! I pray your garden grows abundantly! We all need pretty smiles in our gardens.

  3. Funny you should mention Tuesday…or Wednesday! Yesterday (which really was Tuesday), I posted a Wordless Wednesday. Can I be 10, too? I think I have a bit too much reality going on right now to pretend I’m ten!

    Your drawings are fantastic, btw. I used to love colored pencils when I was young – the shading and blending were so much fun.

    Glad to hear you’ve kicked the bug out and are getting back to a more normal state of health in your household.

  4. I have a little nature notebook, but haven’t had time to touch it in ages…I love my Prismacolor pencils, too!

    I gave The Dangerous Book for Boys to my husband one Christmas. That and Backyard Ballistics are both great for dads with boys!

  5. christine on said:

    we love that book! it’s the source of frequent quotes and fact announcing around here. the girl – i mean, the boy is just beginning to read.

    your sketches are beautiful. i wish i could draw half as good as your “childish” flowers!

  6. Happy Wed. to you also. Happy Healthy days ahead!

    95 degrees???!!! Amazing. We are excited for a high of 50 this week.

    But the bugs are all dead…including spiders so that makes my wed.!

    Love your flowers and sprouts!

  7. Dirtdartwife on said:

    So glad ya’ll are feeling better! And I love your drawings! They’re great!

  8. Hey! Those are terrific flowers!! And I am not “just saying that’ either. If you would like to come over and leaf through my sketchbooks and watercolor journals, you would not find a single flower. No kidding. I think they are too hard and I’m too lazy to try to learn how to do them. Keep at it!

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