Encouragement. Frying Pans. Folding Clothes.

So, what’s been up lately? Well, it’s been busy. I’m almost ready for Christmas. M has been learning new skills and figuring out her future. J has been starting her club volleyball season and her first-ever indoor track season. But for now, a few things around the house. First: one of my parenting successes. Both … [Read more…]

Track Meet

Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. The family’s been busy, getting ready for the holidays has been busy, my work has been busy. This gets pushed to the back burner, and by the time I turn to it, I’m just way too exhausted to write anything, and I just go to bed early. But … [Read more…]

Pet Peeves

I’m feeling little gripey today. I understand that “gripey” isn’t a word, but “gripe” means “to complain naggingly or constantly; grumble. ” And that’s what I feel like doing. It’s kind of like I feel whiny, except with a little more hostility. As an example, today I was working on a project, and someone sent … [Read more…]

Snow Day

While we weren’t particularly surprised when the school district called a snow day at about 8 pm last night, we were deeply, deeply pleased. We were psyched to know ahead of time so that we could sleep in. And we’d gotten the supplies we needed just in case we’d have a snow day that we … [Read more…]

Quick Turnover

We hosted for Thanksgiving again this year, and it was dinner for 17 with 6 people staying over at one point or another as well as more people for the day or staying at a nearby hotel. We welcomed family in time for dinner on Wednesday and said goodbye to my sister-in-law and brother-in-law last … [Read more…]