As of this weekend, Mom's place will be occupied again. This is good and right. It will be good to see lights on again in the evening, and people to-ing and fro-ing. I think it's been helpful for all of us to have a deadline. It's been tempting to put off decisions indefinitely, even small ones. More times… Continue reading Packing Up a Life
I heard a song recently, and it came to mind yesterday as I was dealing with a temper tantrum. I changed it a little bit for my own purposes. To the chorus of "Rude" by Magic!: Why you gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human too? Why you gotta be so rude? You know… Continue reading Rude
This morning, I walked into the bathroom and said, "What are you doing? Stop soodling!" Soodling, for those of you who did not grow up in a home heavily influenced by Anabaptist culture and the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, means messing around with water and making a mess, or something close to dawdling. Probably depending on who you… Continue reading Just a Wednesday
We didn't tell the boys about this until right after supper, because I was afraid they wouldn't eat if they knew. When we did tell them, Levi thought it was a trick.Paul: You guys get to dump a bucket of ice water on Mama's head. Levi: Um, what? Paul: Here, like this. <shows them a… Continue reading As Promised
Well.Between people donating to my direct link to support Cycle for Life in September (Go here! http://bit.ly/1s1e0Wq) and general donations noted on Facebook, I am up to 13.I will be paying up and posting a video this evening. Don't let the anticipation get to you.(If seven more of you pony up, I'll have to do… Continue reading Ice Ice Baby
It's my first video on the blog, ever. You know you gotta watch it. You know what to do! It only takes ten people. Visit my Cycle for Life site here. Who knows? If this works, I may agree to be doused for every ten donors. I would be delighted to get really, really, thoroughly, wet… Continue reading Not Wet. Yet.
Earlier this evening I took this picture - because the glasses were sitting there on the piano as I was walking by and why not - and I decided to send it to my friend J because she could use a laugh. Then, possibly because I didn't have enough adult interaction today, I decided it would be fun… Continue reading Behavioral Study
This child - featured here in the birthday present that he picked out his ownself - is four years old today. I can hardly believe it. I might get weepy, except I'm so happy we get to move from the five-point harness to a booster seat that I can't waste any time on regret.… Continue reading Booster seat, baby!
We've been sprung. We were there 3 1/2 hours, which is great for an annual. Levi did really well behaving himself and answering a zillion questions. There are always plenty of gloves to blow up, which helps. Things were better than I expected today. No new meds - just an increase in enzymes because he's… Continue reading Sprung!