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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I fixed my wooden folding chair this morning; it took me four minutes to pull out the broken screw, find a replacement screw, and put it in. That chair was out of commission for at least a year before I fixed it.
Last week we had a trip to the ER that should be written [...]
A couple of links that I’ve been thinking about:
Postpartum depression and Proverbs 31. My response is that when you read Proverbs 31, you have to look at what it doesn’t say, as much as at what it says. When you do, it is clear that the Proverbs 31 woman is probably not pregnant. [...]
This blog post on rest is quite good, though I keep quibbling with some of its minor points in my head. Her suggestions are all things that I’ve been trying to do for a long time; the problem is that there are too many things going on that are beyond my control. Or [...]
Last week we were on vacation. We visited family and had a couple of very nice beaches on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior all or nearly all to ourselves. (I prefer Lake Superior; the water’s not bad at all once you go numb, and that happens very quickly.) TBM did all right [...]