Notes from a Self-Lover Who has Gotten Sick of Herself

I clatter down the hall at an unholy hour to bring demanding voices milk-filled sippy cups and collapse on the couch while tiny fingers clasp my wedding ring. I fall half asleep with a tiny body next to me, and we wait for the sunrise together. I feel dry...dry and tired.I've settled into a comfortable … Continue reading Notes from a Self-Lover Who has Gotten Sick of Herself

Turkey Baster Cravings

"I never look back darling, it distracts from the now" -Edna Mode (The Incredibles)Today I'm celebrating the gift of now. I'm not going to focus on yesterday, which was full of blue water, scorching heat, plum trees and little boys. I'm going to focus on now, today, less glamorous and filled with dirty bathrooms, uncombed … Continue reading Turkey Baster Cravings

Rock and Roll Tricycle Style

This morning Sheldon, in toothy desperation, bit Q on the leg and left a nice puffy mark. Quinten now runs from his baby brother and screams "I have to get away from Mr. Bite-y!" He actually climbed onto a piece of furniture when Shel crawled his direction.I took Mr. Bite-y and his shell shocked brother … Continue reading Rock and Roll Tricycle Style

"This is hard teaching. Who can accept it?" -(John 6:60)

I find that I eat on the run, grabbing handfuls of this and that. I forget to eat because cooking is such a drudgery to me. I feed the little ones and then who has time for eating? Dinner comes around and I realize that all I've eaten was a handful of chips, coffee and … Continue reading "This is hard teaching. Who can accept it?" -(John 6:60)

I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomerySometimes...I am mooooody. Moody with a capital "M".This past week, I felt overwhelmed, stressed, and emotional. I would cry at the drop of a hat, and at pictures of fluffy kittens. … Continue reading I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." -A. A. MilneLet's talk about house and home stuff shall we? It's Friday night. Derrick is back (yay!) but only in body (boo!) because he's busy using his brain to study for a Professional Something test (I listen well don't … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk