some wrestling fun with my boys. i was holding the flip an arms length away, so sorry about the angles. i love these nuggets.
Waiting by the Window, by Carl Vilhelm Holsoe. I thought of this painting tonight, driving home from what should have been Christmas Eve dinner with the family. I sat at a stop light and waited 7 minutes for the light to turn from red to green. (i know because I checked the clock about 10 … Read More
R (4 years old): Mom, do you know who is on the naughty list? Me: (gasp) NO, who?! R: Satan. He’s been VERY VERY VERY bad. tee, hee!
Out running in our neighborhood, I often pass the same woman as she is on her walk. She looks to be in her late 60s, and she’s short with dark brown (almost black) hair. We pass each other, me with my trot, and her with her walk, and I observe … I am *pretty sure* … Read More
I heard of Mark Batterson through the grapevine, but this was my first read of any of his books. And I have become a huge fan. I would rate this, for the genre of books it’s in (Christian Living), a 4.5 out of 5. Maybe higher. I was very inspired by it. Primal: A Quest … Read More
I stumbled across this prose today by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Aurora Leigh: Earth’s crammed with heaven,And every common bush afire with God:But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries. Do you see God? This Advent, are your eyes open to the common bush afire with Him? … Read More
i had to post about this, because, I had to. This is a scallop. Doesn’t it break your heart? Doesn’t it make you sad that the delicious, YUMMY seafood scallop is actually: UGLY. really ugly. About the scallop (from my friend wikepedia): A scallop (pronounced /ˈskɒləp/ or /ˈskæləp/) is a marine bivalve mollusc of the … Read More
Certainly you’ve read about Tiger Woods and his infidelity. And I’ve not commented because, well, it doesn’t matter THAT much. But my top erupted this last week upon learning of the multitude of people who KNEW of his indiscretion over the YEARS, and these people purposefully and greedily exhorted money, blackmailed, and covered up his … Read More
I’ve felt badly these last few weeks because I haven’t been around the kids much at all. And I wasn’t around Curtis either. And then a few days ago he had his surgery and so I’ve felt, just in general, disconnected from my family, my short people, my little ones that drain, inspire, and better … Read More
I received an email from a gal just starting the adoption process with AGCI. I thought it might be interesting blogging material, since I know there are many Ethiopian adoption friends reading this blog. Below is the email, and following is my response. Hi Karen, My name is NAME and my husband and I are … Read More