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 [...]
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Several inches of wet, heavy snow yesterday, then several more inches of blowing and drifting snow today. We still have places to put the snow, but we’re running out of easy places. It’s starting to look like God brought the U.P. to me this year.
What God has been saying lately: There is [...]
I made the happy discovery yesterday that I could whittle the 29/64 inch pegs from the old couch down to 27/64–which I have a drill bit for–and re-use them
I’m at the postpartum stage where half of my clothes are too big, and the other half are still far too small. I’ve actually taken the [...]
My contribution to My OB Said WHAT?!? came up more quickly than I expected; it (and the rest of my story in the comments) can be found here.
Bonus tidbit: one of the other NICU nurses said, “In thirty years of nursing, I’ve never seen a case of nipple confusion.” I suppose in a [...]
After pulling several hundred staples and a few tack strips, I reduced the couch to a pile of lumber, a pile of fabric, and a few odds and ends. Now I am starting to rebuild, which is going very slowly because of the weather: if it’s warmer, it’s snowing, so I spend much [...]
You are going to have to eat more or less every day for the rest of your life, so you might as well know how to cook. Cooking from scratch is one of our core strategies for making my time at home affordable. These days I find convenience foods very expensive [...]
The biggest challenge of having four children is remembering my to-do items long enough to write them down on my list.
The dishwasher fixed itself after a day or so; apparently the drain froze in the extreme cold. There is a definite draft under the kitchen cabinets, and when I looked underneath with [...]
Seems like we keep getting knocked down over and over again by the little storms of life (such as the dishwasher drain clogging after a draining weekend of church activities while TBM is teething), but I’m certain that God is still with us, and we’re on the right track.
I had to stop and put a [...]
…of these two-Monday weeks.
Christmas went well, although I wore myself out knitting mittens. Every year, it looks more and more like Whoville around here.
I noticed that MFH put up his beginner’s guide to LEDs.
TBM has been busy: learning to sit and crawl and vocalize and get tangled up in the rungs of the chairs. That [...]