Joy In The Ante Meridiem

I like to think God is pleased when we greet the dawn in a tricorn hat.  It takes trust to run at sunrise, with a whisk, in the autumn crisp. To be children of joy...Well, it's a tall order in today's world. It calls for a bit of surrender and a touch of humility.Sometimes kitchen utensils help. … Continue reading Joy In The Ante Meridiem

An Update…Hopefully I Haven’t Done Something Illegal…

You guys, today was touch and go.I don't know what that means exactly, probably because it's a sports metaphor (right?), but that's what today was. Touch. And. Go.People were crying, there was pinching, there was faux biting (just threats, no teeth)(not me! the KIDS!)(okay, I was crying...inside).Disclaimer: It's not a real gun. I'm not sure … Continue reading An Update…Hopefully I Haven’t Done Something Illegal…

The Magical Ordinary

In the morning, a terrible mist comes to me. Foggy and groggy, I stumble around the coffee maker, blind. I think everything is grey and stale. My coffee is lukewarm. There are mountains of dirty diapers and my shirt smells like spit, and everything is awful.Despite my disposition, the world still sparks; I'm not so … Continue reading The Magical Ordinary

I’m A Celebrity, Mom: Photographic Proof

Rocket ManCandle in the WindBenny and the JetsTiny Dancerumm...Crocodile RockThat's all I've got. I just had to share another "Shel in Costume" moment. I don't know what is going on with this dude and dressing up, but I do know that I find it hilarious. I just go about my business, making peanut butter and … Continue reading I’m A Celebrity, Mom: Photographic Proof

Cuteness Times Infinity Divided By Sentimental Feelings

Once I had a baby, and he had baby curls. I thought they were permanent, and I gave him a haircut. The curls fell to the floor, and my heart sunk, and if that sounds dramatic you haven't had a little boy with baby curls that you cut in a first born moment of milestone … Continue reading Cuteness Times Infinity Divided By Sentimental Feelings

Decision Points: What To Do When Life Brings Rats and Unruly Shopping Carts

I have to remind myself to be grateful when I'm in the parking lot and it's raining hard. I have to go to the bathroom, and I'm wrestling a one year old into his car seat, and my cart blows away and hits the back of a blue pickup truck five stalls down. I step … Continue reading Decision Points: What To Do When Life Brings Rats and Unruly Shopping Carts

Me on a Tuesday: Textbook Narcissism and Absolute Silliness

So whilst I was away from my 'umble blog, a lot of you said you missed me. I was 'umbled. It got me to thinking though, thinking that we've never met. I thought about my Uncle Ron, Rondo, Ronnie, and how he loves my blog but was unimpressed by my real life presence. I am … Continue reading Me on a Tuesday: Textbook Narcissism and Absolute Silliness

Batman and Bunny: A Surprise Entrance

I was, admittedly, ignoring my children. They were quiet, in the play room, and I took the opportunity to check my email. After a moment, I heard the familiar breathing and swooshing sounds of a baby crawling in. He murmured and so, I turned around. This, THIS is what I saw:I promise I had nothing … Continue reading Batman and Bunny: A Surprise Entrance

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