Category: Week of

  • Week of March 14 🥧

    Every week I’m concerned that I’ll have nothing to write about, and every week I produce at least 1000 words for these updates. Big week for Charlie. His first tooth is coming in and he started saying “Da da” in relation to me. He still doesn’t ever want to be put down, but he is […]

  • Week of March 7

    More signs of spring: Crocuses are blooming, early signs are showing of the very beginnings of peonies, and when it was 60F one night I could hear the frogs in the woods at dusk. It is time to start seeds for tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos. We plan to start ours this weekend. Better get out […]

  • Week of Feb 28

    I’m beginning my thirty-third year. You can read some reflections on my thirty-second year and the directions I’d like my thirty-third year to take. Regular reminder for myself: Remember the days when you wished for what you have now. It helps reframe your current feelings and helps you take a longer view. I met up […]

  • Week of Feb 21

    Small seasons update: The beginnings of crocuses started popping up in the front flowerbeds, trees are starting to bud out, and taps are in the sugar maple trees. Thanks to a reminder on Instagram from my friend Erin Carlson, I sowed poppy seeds during nap time this week. Hungarian Blue Breadseed and Icelandic Grey poppies. […]

  • Week of Feb 14

    Last week I posted about writing descriptions of the small seasons in the lower Hudson Valley. I now have a page going for that with two entries. You can find that over at https://notes.cagrimmett.com/outdoors/small-seasons-of-the-lower-hudson-valley/ Ice melts, daffodils start to pop out of the ground. Stink bugs wake up. Small Seasons of the Lower Hudson Valley […]

  • Week of Feb 7

    It is warm enough again to take Charlie on daily walks in the woods, which I’m excited about. I’m glad to be able to introduce him to nature early. We saw a couple of robins this week. Apparently not all robins migrate, but I haven’t seen others this winter, so I’m taking this sighting as […]

  • Week of Jan 31

    Thoughts Charlie turned six months this week! He is growing so quickly and gaining a lot of core strength and coordination. I bet he’ll be crawling in the next month. Public education suffers from many things, chief amongst them is the complete lack of autonomy most students face for the majority of their childhood. The […]

  • Week of Jan 24

    I’ve been reading Jeremy Felt’s weekly posts for the past year and decided to write my own. Thoughts Dinners go better when I plan them out a day in advance. Gone are the days when I don’t give dinner a thought until it is time to cook. Speaking of “gone are the days”, I now […]