A 2016 Recap and a Merry Christmas!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Charles Dickens summed up how I feel about this year. Highlights and lowlights: Low: Our Hearts Broke. Twice. High: Love doesn’t die. Low: My children don’t like the above Christmas card High: I don’t really care 🙂 Low: We emptied and sold a house, hauling and […]

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The (s)mothering of the rat

Times are changing for me and my 13-year-old. Yep, I’ve officially turned into the Don’t Carpe Diem, mom.  I’m sorry, it just can’t be helped.  My first-born is almost as tall as I am.  She’s definitely smarter.  Discussions somehow always turn into the state debate.  I especially like when she corrects my grammar. She’s on […]

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A Rather Large Pile of Problems

As much as I purge…and I swear do!  I have four bags of books to donate in the garage, but I still have so many other books, the house overfloweth.  And I’m beginning to hate clutter.   I have two bookshelves in my study that are starting to look like this.  Too many books.  Books […]

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