The Buddy System

Have you ever read My Antonia, by Willa Cather?  Willa Cather is not for everyone.  Her stories are slow, quiet, almost without plot, really.  She writes about the ordinary, the mundane, but you do walk away from her novels with a deep and abiding love for her characters.  Perhaps that’s because we grow to know […]

Nature Therapy

Sometimes, cleaning therapy is not quite enough, and you need to get away. Not shopping. Oh, no. That doesn’t fill the heart or soothe the soul. But nature does. So I packed the children and our lunch off to our favorite park. It’s located between the Walmart and the entrance to Fort Knox, and it’s […]

Busy Weekend

We went blueberry picking!  Evie ate too many blueberries.  Blueberry poops are not fun.  Everybody was wondering why blueberry poops are so terrible, so when it finally came, I showed them.  Penelope peered into the diaper and nodded.  “Yup!  That’s what happened to me, too!”  And if that wasn’t enough, I fed them beans for […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

{PRETTY} Is there anything more beautiful – I mean prettier – than brothers and sisters who genuinely love each other?  I never tire of watching them interact with each other.  Meggie was talking to Evie in front of the tiger exhibit.  Oh, yes!  We got to go to the zoo!  Of course, it was really […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

] {Pretty} is this photograph! I just love it in so many ways. I love it most of all because this is February, but it was over 60° on Saturday. We took advantage by going to the park! {Happy} The children had a wonderful time splashing in the creeks in the park. And we found […]

4/365 Mobile Edition

Alright. I cheated today. Mobile device photo. We’ll just have to live with that occasionally, okay? Today was a really good day. First, I got kissed by a nun, which always makes me feel especially loved. Second, I was shopping for a particular gift at a second hand shop, and I found it the instant […]

Memorial Day at Fort Knox

It was beautifully sunny and warm by the time the ceremony began.  There was a flag ceremony, and I teared up, as I always do at least once during these affairs.  They read the names of our Duke Brigade fallen, and there were two 21-gun salutes, one with the cannon pictured second from the top, […]