Because I Used to Hide and Cry

 When I die, bury me in candy. Maybe not in Crunch bars, but Butterfingers and Milky Ways. Dance at my funeral and comfort my bones with sweet things. Ignore the absence of dental work.Pay attention while you can, to the vibrant colors that make up the world. The flaming orange of the fall pumpkins. The … Continue reading Because I Used to Hide and Cry

Checking In With My Peeps

People.I have a friend visiting me from Germany for three weeks. I will not be writing as much (cue sad violin music)(dim the lights).  I'm a tad busy.They're on a boat! With their flippy floppies! (I was flippin' copies).So far I've been boating in the mountains. I've visited 2,200 year old trees the size of … Continue reading Checking In With My Peeps

The Torn Up To-Do List: How To Be A Good Christian When You’re A Big Failure

With babies, weeks are blurry even when you get new spectacles. Four days out from Monday and I'm still in a fog, thinking about sad things, the things that visit when you sleep in a chair all night. I try not to sleep in chairs as a rule, but lately I have been unable to … Continue reading The Torn Up To-Do List: How To Be A Good Christian When You’re A Big Failure

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

Zombies In My Living Room? I Am Unfazed.

Derrick has traipsed off to get man supplies for a Zombie Killing Video Game Extravaganza. By which I mean he is at the grocery store buying snacks.Our roof is almost completed. The bang BANG BANG of the hammer lulls my children to sleep each afternoon at nap time. It should be done tomorrow.Right now everything … Continue reading Zombies In My Living Room? I Am Unfazed.

When Things Are Dark And The Squirrels Preach

My sister tells me about her trip to the local Pharmacy and the woman she saw there, the lady with a cart full of kids.The woman tells her children she will give them bloody noses when they get home if they don't STOP IT. My sister cries in the car and together we say "blessed … Continue reading When Things Are Dark And The Squirrels Preach

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!

"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)