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…

Summer Laziness

I felt rather like the Honorable (and sufficiently boring) Mr. Baggins yesterday as I sat outside my apartment door soaking up the sun.  Barefoot and enjoying a cool drink in lieu of his impressive pipe, I sat and watched the kids play with toys and tubs of water.  To continue the analogy, my husband soon…

Vesuvius? No, it’s worse than that.

You remember Mount Vesuvius, of course.  That mountain in Italy that caused doom and destruction for two small resort towns.  The more famous Pompeii was suffocated in ash while the more interesting (to me) Herculaneum was buried in hot mud.  Obviously they took mud baths a trifle far. Well, we have a crisis far more…

Ding!

I’ve been a little busy with something for a while now.  Maybe you remember? In keeping with the holiday season, I made a turkey. It’s really cute. And, yes, I made a real turkey, too.  But it’s in my tummy for good.  You don’t want pictures, I assume. 🙂 Please welcome our own little tiny…

“Don’t worry, she’ll hold together!”

“Steady, baby, hold together…” All I can say is it’s a good thing I was granted a medical deferment for  this semester.  Since I dropped my classes, it has been one thing after another.  Most of those things are people emptying their guts into any and all vessels in the house.  I know.  Gross, right?…

Manifesto of a six-year-old

Besides some of my own issues involving a very unhappy stomach, we’ve had a good day today. Mutually-Assured-Timeouts only needed to be administered twice before they got the picture that you don’t hit, kick, or sit on the head of your sibling. Yes, there was indeed head-sitting. Max is becoming quite the bruiser. Remember from…

The semblance of a normal life…

Maybe it’s just the third trimester.  Maybe it’s the two-day move followed by weeks of boxes in every room (that are still unpacked as of now). Maybe it’s this nagging sense that absolutely nothing is going right. Because, honestly, that’s certainly how it feels. So here’s some good to keep from complaining to you and…

Downloading…

I have shamelessly been missing from my blog for a couple of weeks now.  I’m sorry if anyone was waiting for a post of scintillating wit and sparkling insight.  Or just to laugh at.  I get that reaction sometimes… 🙂 Unfortunately, I will probably be absent for at least one week more.  We are currently…

“I wish I may, I wish I might…”

It’s funny.  I always thought you decided what you were going to be when you grew up when you were…well, not grown up.  For example, I was entirely convinced that I was going to be a Latin teacher.  I was good at it, thoroughly enjoyed both the language and Roman culture, and there are too,…