My current favorites:

Because blogging assumes that the internet cares about the minute details of one’s life, I will now share my current favorite things: TV shows Revolution Arrow Castle (still) NCIS (still) Sherlock (still) Doctor Who (always) Books Just read the first two books of Divergent. Saving up for the last one. Good reads but not for…

Oh, dear. It’s a Frozen post.

Wow, Frozen sure has stirred up a lot of emotions. I’ve heard rabid ravings from those who love it and those who think it’s the most horrible movie since Shrek. Actually, I think this has gotten more resistance than Shrek which is full of crude innuendos and bathroom humor. I must admit to being mostly ambivalent to Frozen. I…

Let’s play catch-up!

Well, since last November, a lot has happened. We moved in late September from my in-laws’ house to a daylight basement apartment about an hour away. Bonus: it has a huge, huge yard for the kids to gallivant in and for me to have a garden. A real life garden! And not in pots! We…

Four was too easy…four’s for quitters!

I’m discovering a few things about being pregnant after 30: It royally stinks. Deep, huh? Okay, an elaboration would look like this: I am soooo tired. I want to hibernate for the next 6 months. And then 6 more for good measure. My tailbone magically hurts and I blame being pregnant. As I chase my…

Violin, -lin, -lin!!!

Right now I’m listening to Laura’s CD from her violin book. She has been so blessed to have the chance to learn violin. We are so grateful to those helping make this possible. And I think it’s worth every penny for one reason: behavioral changes. Right now, Laura needs achievements. She needs to see progress….

To Those Tempted To Homeschool-An Open Letter

I heard somewhere that you were thinking about homeschooling. Don’t bother asking where, we’re like the Mafia, we never tell. But since you’re at least interested, take a seat and listen to my spiel. As tempting as homeschool sounds, you’re uncertain; suspicious even. What about socialization, grades, keeping up, and the persistent fear that your…

Come along, Mom!

Tim has developed a very sweet habit lately.  Whenever he has to go anywhere out of the family/play room, he puts up a chubby paw and asks me, in an entirely unintelligible babble, to walk with him. He won’t move until he has our hands tightly clasped and pulls me along with him, excited to…

Support your Local Library.

I realized that I support a very worthwhile charity.  I pay library fines dutifully every month.  Aren’t I community-conscious?  Next time you crack open a book in one of the Central Rappahanock Libraries and inhale that musty ink-perfume, think of me…and that old picture of Max above. I just wanted an excuse to put that…

She’s His daughter, too.

My heart is very full tonight.  I think there are a lot of reasons for this and, with your patience, I will attempt to voice them. I think, particularly as a teenager and on, that I have had a difficult time fully trusting the Lord to direct my life.  Not because I don’t trust him….

It’s like candy.

You know those candies that start out sour, but then mellow out to a sweet flavor halfway through?  Knowing that sweet core is there is sometimes all that keeps you going through the mouth-puckering sour of the outer shell.  Right now, I can’t keep the idea of a SweetTart out of my mind. We had…

Nota Bene

Oh, and our baby that we were pregnant with last time I posted was born a year ago tomorrow.  Jo is adorable, cute, and too clever for her own good.  She is definitely the youngest.  Her wails of “I’m not being paid attention to!” could wake the dead.  And they have at 2 in the…

“I want some happily-ever-after to happen to me.”

I’ve been writing and rewriting this post in my head for several months now.  It was prompted by a book series that had a particular affect on me:  I will never let my daughters read it. No, not that Shades of Grey book.  That one’s so blatantly pornographic that it’s rather obvious that I won’t…