What a long week with aching backs, painful shoulders, drab weather, severe thunderstorms, and stir-crazy kids. It’s finally Friday! Since the end of December, I’ve been having episodes of back spasms and pain, and it happened again while I reached out for a book last Monday. My back went out when I reached for a… Continue reading It’s Friday! I’d give you a high five, but that hurts.
Somehow almost 3 months have passed since I last wrote. My days and nights have been jam-packed, but I’ve missed blogging. The kids are growing up and I know I’ll forget the stories if I don’t write them down. Here’s a not-so-complete recap list o’ memories. 1. We survived another year of homeschooling! Jake finished… Continue reading Catching Up
I’m going to be very unpopular here and say that October isn’t my favorite. Maybe it’s because I don’t like pumpkin spice all that much, but it probably has more to do with my emotions and being 39 years old. Last year, I had thyroid surgery on October 14th and the recovery was harder than… Continue reading The October of Twenty-Fourteen
Last Sunday I returned from a fun weekend in New York City – my first time visiting the Big Apple! Mike’s mom treated Jen and me to this trip for our 40th birthdays. Jen’s birthday was in September and mine is in December, so early fall was the ideal time to plan this celebratory getaway.… Continue reading New York City Weekend: From the Station to Broadway
In preparation for a 3-week co-op elective I’m going to teach for middle schoolers, I have purchased or borrowed a good pile of books on digital photography. But while those books are impressively stacked on the side table, hardly a one has been even half-way finished in the months since I volunteered to take on… Continue reading I’m Really Skilled in the Art of Procrastination
Getting away for a couple of days is my favorite. NOT A SECRET. As much as I love my people, I’m glad to give them the precious gift of time away from me. We all need a break from Mom, let’s face it. And Mom needs a break from being Mom. Though I haven’t taken… Continue reading Beauty in the Mess and/or the Detour
It’s been quiet here on the blog because of several reasons. I’ve had one of those “and then” kind of months, where I felt about 90 years old and complained about one physical ailment after another. Who is tired of that kind of blogging? I AM, that’s who. So I refrained from lamenting here on… Continue reading I’m Okay With Some Butter On That