Small and Significant

Photo: It’s a cold as cold can be. It’s so cold, the mail won’t run. It’s so cold, you ain’t s’posed to breathe deep. It’s so cold, six people have perished. It’s so, so cold. When the blue cold of winter comes, I hold on to the sunrise in the summer time and the good…

Queen of the Moms

Photo: The greatest goodie bag of all time?   Yes, I wrote a whole post bashing goodie bags… then my friend convinced me to let her make them for Major’s birthday party anyway. I realize this makes me look real soft on my convictions. I suppose I would say that I love my friend more…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Accountability

Photo: The rock star’s first “boom box” and CD–The Jackson 5, which I think is a very good first CD indeed. He can use it whenever he wants. Just imagine that first time you got to play your music in your room, closing the door and rocking out. My son has now done that three times. It’s just…

God Don’t Like Ugly

Photo: OMG Dear Reader, it’s so cold outside. (How cold is it?) It’s so cold, the Charles is frozen over! Brrrrrrr!   Dear Readers not here in Massachusetts probably don’t know that we got a big storm on Saturday night and into Sunday. The timing was a mixed blessing: no work/school disruption, but if you were…

This Integrated Life

  I’ve been considering how to write this post for the last few days. Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes with as many narratives as there are narrators. His legacy is packed with plenty to choose from: He was the Black Radical, the Preacher’s Preacher, the Disciple of Christ, the Moral Leader for Economic Empowerment,…

[Quiet Thoughts] That Much-Needed Break

Photo: The Husband gifted me a swift and ball winder for Christmas. Whenever I’ve purchased a hank of yarn, I’ve always had to go over my dear friend’s house to turn it into a cake. Now I can make little yarn cakes whenever I want! Oh, the possibilities!   When I look back on the…

What’s the Deal with Goody Bags?

Photo: The boys were given a few Tinker Crates for Christmas. We built one together two weeks ago during the half-day. This was the vacuum chamber kit, and we made marshmallows expand and shrink and that was a lot of fun. I was very skeptical at first, but I have to say that we had…

So Many Miracles

Photo: Two little boys in the unexpected MVP of my 2019 right now–a hand-me-down sleeping bag from a dear friend. This awesome thing kept my babies warm when I had a hard time keeping them warm.   We went down to Maryland over Christmas knowing the boiler wasn’t long for this world. A bunch of…