Merry Mayhem With Weapons…and Pink Eye

Can you find the Christmas cat?The days have been filled with coffee and sugar cookies and more coffee. They have been runny nose, ear infection, pink-eye days, but they've been decorated with e e cummings poetry, plastic ornaments and pine needles.On Monday I enlisted my mother to help me make Christmas sugar cookies. I have … Continue reading Merry Mayhem With Weapons…and Pink Eye

Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!

It's pumpkin time!We welcome Fall with orange pumpkins and yellow hayAnd a toddle through the Pumpkin Patch. Horray!Sheldon is now walking. Usually he is walking and dragging his stuffed bunny by the ear, but I don't have a picture of that yet.Tomorrow we will force him into a Toy Story Alien suit and introduce him … Continue reading Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!

Strength in Leaves: A Moral in A Bunny Cup

Today I have a huge mess of a house, because the boys took it upon themselves to have a party which involved fruit snacks and green beans, the remnants of which are scattered on my floor. Yesterday was hard too. Someone in a Batman cape and superhero underwear was testing my patience. I may have … Continue reading Strength in Leaves: A Moral in A Bunny Cup

Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

Sometimes, my husband tells me stories about his childhood. They usually involve weapons. Last night I had the privilege of hearing the following tale while washing the chili-bean bowls.Derrick: "When my mom went out of town once, my dad turned out all the lights in the house, opened the sliders and doors, and he gave … Continue reading Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

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)

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya…"

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -Helen KellerI stumbled into bed, or at least, I tried to stumble. My … Continue reading "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya…"