[Bloggy Fail] Super Powers Only Go So Far

  I woke up at 1:30 this morning with my hands still positioned on the keyboard, two blankets draped over me, my monitor black and a sticky note on my notebook: “You fell asleep while writing your post.” Yeah… Yesterday was the first day we’d been out of the house since Monday. Boys went to…

Clean-up Day

Photo: I started a “solidarity” email chain with some of the other moms from preschool asking for their “best practices” for these snowed-in situations. Suggestion number one? Build a fort! Did that in the playroom yesterday with some chairs… didn’t last long. This morning? I just put some old sheets over the dining room table…

After two hours with the snow blower…

  The Husband was able to clear enough of a path for me to be able to take some pictures outside! As of 5pm today, I think we are sitting at about 2 1/2 feet. Will see what the official numbers are in the morning. These pictures were taken at noon. The internet was a…

Where is my stone fence!?

  The stone fence has been overtaken by snow!! The Husband was like, “that’s just the snow drift.” NOPE! That’s how high the snow is across the whole yard, ya’ll! And we’re in the middle of an “intense band” at the moment! Def gonna get more than 2 feet! The Husband is going to get out…

[Quiet Thoughts] When the Remembering Meet the Experiencing

Photo: Happy Babies, exhausted parents. I suppose that means we did the birthday right. Right? I found myself in a colonial church two nights ago. It’s funny how life’s map opens up like that. I’ve passed by this church more than a few times and remarked on its beauty. Well, it turned out that a lecture…

And Then He Turned Four…

Photo: Weren’t you an infant five minutes ago? What happened here?   His favorite word to say right now is “taco.” He thinks it is the absolute funniest thing that a person can say. He loves to drive his brother crazy by replacing regular words in sentences with it. His second favorite word is “poop,” especially…

Take Up The Cause However You Can

  A few years ago, I found myself at a party with The Husband and a few other people. We weren’t parents yet, and this was our first time out at one of these sort of affairs: a pleasant dinner party with fancy food and fancier wine. It was a weekend or two before MLK…