Doing and being

There was a death in my community yesterday, one that hit close to home and made me so very, very sad. I can't believe she's gone. It definitely made me want to do everything I can to not die - lose weight, exercise, etc - but I also wondered: is there more I want to do? Do I not get out enough? I spend most of my days in my own house. Am I making … [Read more...]

The one where I turn thirty Today is my 30th birthday. It's also nearly the 10th anniversary of the day I met some guy my roommate wanted me to date named Thomas. When you meet someone, there's so much of your life they don't know about. You can tell them, of course. But I'll never have to tell him about my 20's...because he was there. We've been through 8 am classes, … [Read more...]


follow link I laid in bed last night thinking about A’Dell’s post about time and starting the school years. I only have three weeks before I lose Margaret for 7 hours a day. (SEVEN. Does this not seem crazy to anyone else?) I’m not out of the baby stage – thank goodness, because I’m loving every minute of this sweet, squishy, smiley girl – but I am done … [Read more...]

My husband is dancing a jig right now

I’ve finally given all of my scrapbooking supplies over to the kids for art projects. I haven’t scrapbooked in years – since before we moved into this house, I think. That was five years ago. I think it was kind of a fad that passed, the embellished, hand-decorated scrapbooks of the late 90s/early 2000s. I truly enjoyed it, though. I loved … [Read more...]