As I mentally went through the day’s accomplishments several days ago, it occurred to me: life is getting easier. Strange thought, since I have more children than ever before. It’s been a slow process, but it’s been a process. My children are getting more helpful, more useful, better trained than ever before. A wise woman […]
It’s all in my head.
After months of tooth pain but not being able to pinpoint where it’s coming from exactly, I went to the dentist this morning. I’ve never had a cavity, so this was like the walk of shame. They couldn’t find anything wrong. Nothing. In our (family friend) dentist’s words, “It’s all in my head. One way […]
On the way to church this morning, we noticed a garage, barn, and workshop behind a house we drive past all the time had all burned to the ground. On the way home from church this afternoon, we stopped, introduced ourselves, and, in the end, ran home to change and eat quickly before heading back […]
Sundays are stressful days. My husband holds an office in our church, teaches Sunday school, and is generally MIA an unpredictable amount. Then, there’s communion. Our church serves communion twice a month, during which a tray looking something like this: containing 50 or so tiny cups of bright purple fluid gets passed down the pew […]
What they’re up to these days:
Ellie Adelaide now has two teeth. She’s six and a half months old, and enjoying chewing on any food she can get her fist on. The last few babies, I’ve not pureed anything for them, but given them lots of foods to feed themselves as they will. She loves it. She also loves gritting her […]
Deep Clean Week 1: Unanticipated Depth
Last Sunday, I devised a plan. My kids are getting older, and the house maintains fairly well with our daily chores, but it doesn’t get good and scrubbed very often. I decided we’d pick one room per week, and make a list of deeper cleaning to be done in there. I wanted to start in […]
In review: our last few weeks.
Before we went on vacation, the boys had a bit of auto maintenance to do. Sterling was assigned the role of tire pressure adjuster. Pierce supervised. It would seem Pierce did not approve of the level of noise the work conditions required when the air compressor kicked on. The day before we left, June 26, […]
Craziness. Life seems to go in spurts. Things are boring and normal for a while, and then life gets insane. The septic was fixed as of last Wednesday. Blaine got home Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning, the septic backed up again. He got it going again, and so far, so good. Let me tell you, a […]
This is the life.
Ruby asked Eden what “encouraging” means. “Encouraging is… if Liberty died, and you were all sad, and someone offered to help and told you it would be okay, that would be encouraging.” Eden’s sermon notes included “God has chosen the poor as errors…” Oh my. Heirs. Where does she get this stuff? I asked a […]
birthdays, sleepovers, and too much lemonade
The girls had three friends over last night for a sleepover. Typically, the sleeping (or lack thereof) happens on the trampoline when they have friends over… but it rained. A bit of rearranging has seven little girls in that bedroom. My word, the giggling. It was still going on at midnight when I went to […]