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Room to breathe

Posted: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 @ 1:22 pm in Christianity, General, Politics, Projects, The Serendipitous Sabbatical | Comments Off

Fantastic post from Claire Wolfe on saying No:
Unfortunately, we “can’t say no” people usually end up somewhere in the bottom-middle or middle-bottom of whatever field we’re in. Because we don’t allow ourselves the ego-time to dream. To dream, dive fully into things, and work our buns off on our own priorities.
Again, it’s our own doing [...]

The pile of poisonesses

Posted: Friday, July 4th, 2014 @ 8:18 am in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

That is what StrongBoy calls the place out behind the garage where I’ve been putting all the mushrooms from the yard. TBM is at just the right age for sampling random delicacies found on the ground, and this has been an outstanding year for mushrooms, so I’ve been picking a pound or two or [...]

Weeding, sewing, reading, and music

Posted: Monday, June 9th, 2014 @ 6:10 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

Our landlords, when they lived here, put in a large flower garden in the Lots of Mulch style (wood chip mulch). For several years, the mulch worked well to keep the weeds down, but now it is starting to rot down and actually become compost for the weeds. So weeding has become a [...]

I am the last person on Earth who should be surprised about this

Posted: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 @ 12:23 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, The Serendipitous Sabbatical | Comments Off

Behold: the sabbatical from school.

Still working through the blogging backlog

Posted: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 @ 10:38 am in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects, Science, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

As I recently told MFH, “The only reason the revolution hasn’t started yet is that everyone is too busy preparing for the coming collapse.”
I had a good Mother’s Day. I noticed that my leather-bound journal now has a splatter of glitter paint across the cover; sparkles aren’t usually my style, but I appreciate them.
We [...]

Where in the world

Posted: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 @ 6:43 pm in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

Mostly, I’ve just been at home. Recent projects:
Rebuilding muscle strength as the tendonitis slowly recedes.
Church work that is giving my INTJ brain a lot to think about.
Embroidering a skirt with one of my stencil designs. Embroidery makes a big impact, for not very much in time and materials.
Measuring the skirts I have to [...]


Posted: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 @ 1:37 pm in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

A pile of things that I’ve wanted to blog about:
I used some of my Christmas money to buy a print of one Van Gogh’s Trees and Undergrowth paintings from 1887. We don’t have much art on our walls yet; it’s our most neglected area of decorating. Over time, I am appreciating the print [...]

Setting the foundation into place

Posted: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 @ 4:32 pm in Christianity, General, Pregnancy | Comments Off

I don’t get out to sales very often these days, but a while back I went to an estate sale, with a short “shopping list” of useful items I was looking for (which are more likely to be found at estate sales than regular yard sales). But at this sale, 95% of the items [...]

And then there’s March

Posted: Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 @ 8:09 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

This month started off with family stomach flu fun, and tendonitis, the latter of which I am still dealing with–which limits my standing or walking, but I have to say that it’s good to have minions. Even StrongBoy has been doing a lot of helpful fetching and table-clearing and dishwasher-unloading. A tip I [...]

Goodbye February

Posted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 @ 9:57 am in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

February is my least favorite month of the year, even worse than August. I’m very happy to see this last one over and done: cabin fever, medical bills, some seasonal depression, social drama that unearthed a variety of older hurts, and on top of that all the fun of trying to get [...]