new year, new…weeds?

As part of our 2016 New Year rituals , my family decided to spend our final day of winter break this week in the garden.  We made this plan expecting to uproot and discard leftover dead growth from last year's harvest, and to cover the newly bare earth with a blanket of leaves.   Sounds perfectly… Continue reading new year, new…weeds?

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ta-dah!

When my girls were little, I quickly noticed that they based a large percentage of their feelings and reactions on mine.  This was most evident when they were learning to walk.  Anytime they wobbled, tripped, fell down, or even just startled themselves, they immediately looked to my face for a response. If I heeded my… Continue reading ta-dah!

superpower of choice

Comic-Con International is coming up this week and I am irrationally, inordinately, ridiculously SUPER-pumped for it...especially for some one who's not even going. I don't know how it is that I've never been.  Comic-Con is a shining beacon of and for nerdom around the world. Teeming masses of fans, friends, artists, cosplay exhibitionists, geeks, gamers,… Continue reading superpower of choice

sweet

The first week of Lent is finished, and I am happy to report that it was largely a success.  My girls and I accomplished all of our goals and stayed faithful to the promises we made.  We supported each other in our different struggles and came away from it closer than ever.  That's the good… Continue reading sweet

fallow ground is HARD

It's the first Monday of the New Year - how are those resolutions coming?  When it comes to New Year's resolutions, the people I know tend to fall into one of three categories: 1. The super-disciplined, who can and do make self-improvements on a regular basis regardless of the season.  These guys see goals as… Continue reading fallow ground is HARD