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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 [...]

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 [...]

Onward and upward

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 @ 3:20 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

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 [...]

I am not making this up

Posted: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 @ 12:12 pm in General, Parenthood, Pregnancy, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

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 [...]

Pulling

Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 @ 1:47 pm in Christianity, Feminism, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

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 [...]

I get up again

Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

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 [...]

Buzzing

Posted: Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ 9:39 am in Foofy, General, Parenthood, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

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 [...]

All kinds of fun

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

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 [...]

When the wool and flax are getting hopelessly tangled and dragged through the mud

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 @ 9:22 am in Christianity, General, Parenthood, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

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. [...]