We are all doing well, though we're a little more worn out than usual. Levi seems to be experiencing a little discomfort, but not any real pain. He went to preschool this morning, where I'm sure he fully enjoyed the celebrity status a cast can bring. His teacher said he did well but looked a… Continue reading Quick Update
For those of you following here but not on Facebook ... we are headed home. The surgery went well yesterday, and he's got two pins holding his elbow together, a soft splint (to allow for any swelling), and a sling. We'll see the doctor in about a week, when the pins will come out and… Continue reading Home!
Well. I'm writing this in the half-dawn light from the comfort of the parent cot in a room at Children's. When I say "comfort," I mean that I didn't have to sleep on the floor, for which I am deeply grateful. Levi jumped? fell? onto a friend's deck last night and broke his arm. I… Continue reading Not on the Schedule
We all - my mom, too - piled in the car and met my sister for lunch today. Very fancy - Wendy's. The boys had a great time. With Auntie and Gigi there as both audience and entertainment, what's not to love? The kids get done very quickly. It's not like they have excessively long… Continue reading Hand Stacks
This is kind of an anniversary for me. Fifty-two weeks ago, I started on a mostly internal journey. A few weeks later, I started a spreadsheet to keep track of it (shocking, I know). I began tracking some of the choices that I make and the habits that I have, and I made a few… Continue reading 52 Weeks
Paul and I did the Cycle for Life today, to raise money towards CF research. (Those are our friends Rich and Heather with us.) The course was mostly on the towpath. Now, the only other time I've ever come to the towpath to ride, I fell off my bike and down the side of a… Continue reading On Falling Down
Snapped on my way out the lane this evening. Sorry that it's not a better picture, but he didn't really want to be photographed. Yes, that is a peacock chillin' in my backyard. I love my neighborhood. And just to blow your mind, this is actually the second time in my life that I've lived… Continue reading Pea-wha?
The mama pig had babies yesterday. A couple of them didn't make it, but three survived the first night, which is apparently a big deal. I learn all sorts of things out here on the back forty. So we have three piglets. Paul discovered them because the boar was lying outside the pig house doing… Continue reading That’s Some Pig
I mean, I knew that a long time ago. But it becomes more clear to me all the time that I do not understand their thought processes. The following is a secondhand story, because I was inside where it is quiet and cool like any sane person would be. Paul was letting the boys "swim" -… Continue reading Boys Are Weird
The county fair opened yesterday. The boys aren't old enough to have animals in the fair yet (thanks be to God), so we're not obligated to be there every day. We've been twice - yesterday without the kids, and today with - and I am done. Paul and Levi are going tomorrow to the local… Continue reading The Fair!