Monthly Archives: July 2010

Little Things

Want to know fifteen* little things that make me happy? Corn. On the cob. With butter and salt and pepper. Mmmm. 4 happy Kids doing after-dinner kitchen jobs together. Watermelon. At least twice a week. A stack of books by the bedside. (Megan Whalen Turner. Try her. Start with “The Thief.”) Dryer sheets. So much […]

View full post »

Choosing the Uphill

On my run jog I decided to do The Hills. It’s so not pretty to see me jogging up it, but it is a lovely part of these mountaintops. It’s up, then flat, then up, then flattish, then up and up and up, then a bunch of blessed down. And do you want to know […]

View full post »

Such a Premise

Yesterday, Husband and I took Kids 3 and 4 to a movie – one they have been SO EXCITED about for over a year. See, we have this preview channel on our computer, so we regularly watch previews months in advance of a film’s opening. This movie, which I’d rather not name, had such a […]

View full post »

Oh, I did.

And since the Kids wanted to eat at Wingers (and I thought, “ack”) I ordered a side salad and ate it up. Then I pulled a little tray of tuna rolls out of my purse. Yea. Really. And I enjoyed them very, very much. Then End.

View full post »

Didn’t Quite Expect…

… The house to feel so empty without the two teenage girls, who left this morning for a week at camp. … To have to practice the piano quite so much, when it’s Kids 3 and 4 who are taking the lessons. … To feel such a jolt of the new-baby joy on behalf of […]

View full post »

Feeding the Soul

You know that thing, where you have an event to look forward to, and you arrange stuff, and you (oh, let’s just say it) get someone to do your parenting for you, and you take some time to just do something you WANT to do? And then it turns out that it was so totally […]

View full post »

Cool – It’s CLEAN!

Hey, kids. Check it out. I just found out about this awesome new site – It’s called Squeaky Clean Reads, and they review and rate books (and so can you, if you jump on there) by their merit and their offensiveness/inoffensiveness. Isn’t that cool? As a mom of voracious readers, I love the idea of […]

View full post »

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

And reunion was lovely. As a whole. A success in the following ways: The kids who vomited were neither mine, nor in my room. My children love their cousins, all zillions of them. I have great sibs. Want to hear some funnies? Well, here are just a couple: “Just because I’m looking at you, doesn’t […]

View full post »