It’s raining. Jaclyn woke up early to come with me and Rufus for a morning walk. She talked and sang, and bossed Rufus around. MORE +

Appearances and brave heart

It’s hazy. White clouds move fast through the hills. I dropped J off to kindergarten and upon getting home, before the workday starts in earnest I took conrad and Rufus for a walk. Yesterday Conrad went outside only after 5 pm, eyes sore from allergies and computer work.

Spring things

A bunch of neighbors gathered on this sunny Saturday to do some spring cleaning around our buildings and the green area, trim hedges, the wild tips of trees, the dry branches, rake and aerate the ground. It was energizing and exhausting all the once. It was beautifully unifying for the neighbors. And Jaclyn spent all day outside. Helping some, talking lots, chasing Rufus, then singing from the top of her lungs. For a couple of hours sing is all she did. Ample arm movements, spins and twirls, singing loudly. She is delightful. Now she sleeps deeply, dust between her toes, sun kissed, happily exhausted. This is what childhood is all about.

Foc si seminte din 22 feb

Dupa doua luni de vara in mijlocul iernii, de soare, de muschi relaxati si de dezinvoltura, pregatiti mental pentru asta, ne-am intors la iarna. Si nu ne-a coplesit nici nu ne-a descurajat. Dar ne e spatele mai adunat, ochii mai mici, cheful mai putin.


Conrad is deleting his facebook account. I just browsed through his pictures and got nostalgic. He seldom posts, but his input is always artistic, inspiring. MORE +


The day before our trip, it snowed in Oradea. We were going to go to an aquapark. I was exhausted and unsure if it’s the right time to go. But I made the plans a few weeks prior, and to take my parents too. Conrad stayed home with Rufus and his broken foot, with a ton of work. MORE +


I have considered going back to school. In Romania we can easily afford it. I thought about getting my masters in something like psychology, something i really liked in college but I had no guidance, plus I was really good at sciences and math, and went for the practical road. I have used and still using those skills, so I don’t regret it, still … I feel like I start anew on the road of acquiring knowledge. Then I have considered management, or getting my teaching credentials. MORE +