Tuesday, December 7, 2010

quote of the day

"Mama! He's taking my imaginary chocolate chips!"

Monday, November 8, 2010

because life has been a wee bit too serious lately

This is the face I always make when someone points a camera in my direction. It's true. Ask anybody. It makes me miss my little brother. He makes the same face.

It's also an honesty photo. This is how I look most days. A little bloodshot. No makeup. In need of a pluck. But boy, do I rock those beads.

Have a day today that makes you laugh.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

what i am going to do today

Today I will see beauty, no matter what.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Even blonde ringlets need to rest now and then.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

what I do for fun

how to be alone

Once a week I leave home for my "alone time". Because I'm an introvert, I only thrive when I can occasionally be alone to process my thoughts and to not talk or interact with people. I return to my babies and my husband vigorously recharged.

If I don't get my weekly alone time, by Wednesday I am cranky and bristly.

One way to know if you're an introvert or an extrovert is the following:

If you are feeling tired and stressed...which would you want to do more?
a) Go to a party with friends and laugh and talk all night.
b) Go to a library and take notes on what you read.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

autobots, roll out!

...in a bumpy, peach-laden wagon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

perhaps I'll try wearing this tomorrow

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, CLOTHE yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. - Colossians 3:12

You know. Because of the beautiful people I live with whom I was unkind to today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

you asked for it

This was taken back in April when we were just moving into our new house...but its the best picture I have of the ornateness. Note the phoenixlike creatures hovering at the top of the sconce panels. I can't believe I live in a house where the species of my sconce panel creatures is up for discussion.
For my birthday it is all coming down, people.
We're not even going to mention the purple rug.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I really am still alive.

Thank you for wondering.

Monday, April 19, 2010

moving right along

We bought a house. A whole stinkin' house. I just can't believe it.


The hippie children love it. I will post a picture soon of the dining room, which I have described, accurately, mind you, as "the Victorian Brothel". We'll be renovating.

We're moving this Saturday, in between hyperventilating, changing the locks, and twirling with excitement.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010


And Christ's life indeed makes it manifest, terrifyingly manifest, what dreadful untruth it is to admire the truth instead of following it. When there is no danger, when there is a dead calm, when everything is favorable to our Christianity, then it is all too easy to confuse an admirer with a follower.

And this can happen very quietly. The admirer can be under the delusion that the position he takes is the true one, when all he is doing is playing it safe. Give heed, therefore, to the call of discipleship!

If you have any knowledge of human nature, who can doubt that Judas was an admirer of Christ?



Saturday, February 6, 2010

al einstein

"I never teach my pupils; I only provide the conditions for them in which they can learn."

- Albert Einstein

Facilitating learning vs. traditional teaching. I understand this is a hot topic, loaded with opinions and passions! I'd love to start a respectful conversation about this. Would anyone like to begin?

I'll be back later - the hippie children are running amuck. Freebird loves dancing on the kitchen table. She's quite good at it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

yes, i posted a picture from october in january.