Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Today I reminded my husband how expensive I am. And I know he silently considered finding a new wife

So not much going on in the last couple of days.... no life lessons to be gleaned.  No broken teeth, bones or anything caught on fire.  But possible pink eye  - not ME - a kid.  Not sure yet, though - might be something else equally as awful.  Just don't…
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Because God and everybody knows that after a good fight, no one wants to share the same double bed

a family weekend...  


5 of us sharing a small hotel room.... and one bathroom and 2 beds..... 

I slept with a 10 year old's knee in my hip all night, daddy slept in a chair, and the other 2 got in a fight.  REALLY, a fight.  And one tried to sleep in the cl…
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wishing you all joy this weekend

And I waited till the very last minute to see if my kids have clothes to wear to their cousin's wedding today.  Still not sure, but will definitely post pics of whatever we all end up looking like.  

And also waited till the very last minute to buy the gir…
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Voodoo dolls, teachers, and endless prayers.....

I taught middle school for a while.  Then I had kids and decided enough was enough and never went back.  I had a student one day run out of my room screaming I hate you - about a million times.  Apparently he hated me... And came back one day with a voodoo do…
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A test of me - post Valentine's Day sugar high and all...

So Valentine's Day came and went.... ate a lot of candy.  We all did.  And I saw a sky writer try to leave a message for someone over our neighborhood that day ... and the wind was blowing so hard it ended up looking like the word GOAT.  And I can only im…
Saturday, February 15, 2014

And I tried to give thought to words that could possibly honor a life lost in service to others

The sun finally showed itself to us again today.  So I sat outside, blanket on my legs, journal at the ready in case I somehow got inspired.  And I tried to give thought to words that could possibly honor a life lost in service to others.  I came up short…
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

That's where the firemen are - always out there taking care of us

Every night for as long as my boys could talk they've asked me if daddy's going to be home tomorrow.  And I answer yes.  Or maybe, no, he'll be at work.  And sometimes I think they ask that because they like daddy more than me. But maybe they'…
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Facebook friends are not really my friends. Yes, I really just said that.

How do I say this?  Facebook friends are not really my friends.  Not the friends that help me with my kids and bring me food when I'm sick and other sweet kinds of stuff.  Facebook friends.... are contacts mostly.  Mostly people I've know over the yea…
Friday, February 7, 2014

We are so much more than what we see only with our eyes

Zebra Question by Shel Silverstein...I asked the zebra
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy t…
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I often find myself hiding in the bathroom

The last few days I've been thinking again how interestingly difficult this whole parenting thing is.  And I think this is the 100th or maybe the 1000th post related to difficult parenting so we should probably throw a party or something.

A few days ago m…