Minor Survival

I've committed to myself, as of today, to spend 5-10 minutes with The Daily Post Daily Prompt, well, daily. Today's one word prompt is survival, a word that--in the context of this week-- veers dangerously far from mommy-blogging territory. Tuesday, I had a minor surgical procedure done. I was nervous about it, as one sometimes … Continue reading Minor Survival

Lately

My friend Gina at Popcorn and Pandas does this great recurring series called "Lately" that she adapted from another blogger (you can check out all of Gina's Lately posts with links to the inspiration here).  I love the idea of checking in with yourself and creating a record of the things that drive us every … Continue reading Lately

My D&C, Or: I Know It Was Supposed To Be Terrible, But It Wasn’t & Here’s Why, Or: On Barbecue & Babies, Manicures & Miscarriage

I like painting my nails. It’s sort of how I like cleaning the bathroom, a small room that can be done in an hour.  I can’t handle the commitment to a daily makeup or hair routine, my clothes are a mess, but I can find a color that makes me happy, and throw it on … Continue reading My D&C, Or: I Know It Was Supposed To Be Terrible, But It Wasn’t & Here’s Why, Or: On Barbecue & Babies, Manicures & Miscarriage

Sowing Seeds

I am not a farmer. Well, duh. I wish I were; all of the things I wish for myself--discipline, consistency, faith, foresight, intuition, production, connection to land and season and creature-- are contained within the farm. I know some incredible farmers.  I have visited some incredible farms. I've put in a couple of hours of work … Continue reading Sowing Seeds

His countenance was modified, his clothing was aflame

Each week in celebration of the Holy Eucharist, we proclaim the mystery (indeed, mystery!) of our faith: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. That's it, just those three little (huge) bits. And within the Nicene Creed, we acknowledge one God in three expressions. First: the Father, the Almighty,     maker … Continue reading His countenance was modified, his clothing was aflame

Way Out West

Walks in the woods, changing leaves, new friends, new place to lay our heads. We're learning the plants and the playgrounds, which library has the best puzzles (Downtown) and which one the best blocks (Southside). Winnie dressed up as Hermione for Halloween (or, HERMIONE GRANGER, as Winnie says, EXPELIARMUS!), Mike was Harry Potter, Georgie and … Continue reading Way Out West