Seeing Things



Snowed in.

Reading rainbow.

Googly eyes.

Tiny dancer.

March Madness.

Morning art session.

Snow, snow, snow.

Fwash the Squash.

Found in a book.

Round Robin.


This past month has been madness. And I’m not just talking about basketball.

I had some big librarian-type news earlier this month.

We’ve had some early mornings with L… She seems to think 5am is an appropriate wake-up call.

Wintery weather has had us snowed in more than once. The chill has continued on past the spring equinox, which has everyone itching for sunshine and sandals.

On the other hand, being cooped up indoors means there’s been plenty of time for art projects like this little book, food stamping, and collage art.

Dance parties and reading are also daily staples. L has also taken to waltzing with her new friend, “Fwash the Squash”, a butternut squish my husband humanized with a Sharpe marker. I don’t think we’ll ever be able to cook him.

Basketball has been at the forefront of thoughts and conversations. That is, until last night when Michigan squeezed by with a victory over Kansas. The state is in an episode of mourning with a dreary, weepy drizzle today.

Between all the snow and freezing rain, spring has made brief appearances here and there. Are you familiar with Jack Kent’s picture book Round Robin? If you’re not, it’s a story about a robin that eats too much and can’t fly south. He has to hop instead of flying like the rest of the birds.  Be sure to check it out if you have the chance. It’s hilarious and an all-time favorite of mine. If you’re familiar with the book, doesn’t that robin above remind you of Round Robin?! He allowed L and I to get within a foot of him and didn’t even budge. I couldn’t tell if he was just too fat or indifferent to the company.

And coming soon, our daily shuffle is about to get a monkey wrench. I have some exciting news to share with you in the near future (in two parts!), but can’t tell you quite yet. New adventures around the corner! Yeee!!

Have a great weekend everyone,



Ps. How awesome is that drawing that was found in a children’s book? Amazing, right?


3 Responses to “Seeing Things”

  1. I love the librarian shirt! Can you tell us where we can find one? Since I’m a librarian too, I think I could get away with wearing it at work on Fridays. :)

    The drawing is SO awesome. One time at work, I found a “Do you like me? Check one… note with a huge survey after the initial question: “How many anamuls do you have? Do you have bruthers? Do you have sisters?” It was obviously written by someone under 8 years old, and it was hilarious. And it was stuck in a copy of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. CLASSIC!

    • Rebecca says:

      I had that shirt made at a local tshirt shop, ACME. They don’t have a website, but their info is located on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/acmelawrence. If you tell them what you want, they can make it in any color you’d like and ship it to you!

      Reading your comment about the survey had me CRACKING UP!!! Can’t wait to share it with the librarians I work with when I go to work tonight :)


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