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Turnover

Posted: Monday, October 13th, 2014 @ 4:55 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood, Pregnancy, The Naturally Frugal Baby | Comments Off

The problem with citing online resources is that they can change or disappear entirely without notice. But new ones can also pop up.
I was looking up some wrap tying instructions from wearyourbaby.com, but they are no longer there, except perhaps in the book that they are now selling. However wearababy.com has some similar, [...]

Fall has fell

Posted: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 @ 7:59 pm in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Politics, Projects | Comments Off

This has been a very busy season. I put almost all of my craft projects aside, except for allowing myself the freedom to create on Sundays. Lately I’ve been interested again in knitting; I relearned how to cross stitches and knitted a small swatch of a leaf pattern.
I still have been doing basic [...]

Ever growing

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 @ 7:50 am in Christianity, Foofy, General, Parenthood, Projects | Comments Off

The mushrooms had a few more spurts, including one unhappy day where it took me half an hour to clean out about three gallons’ worth, but now they have died down again. Thank God.
Then I declared war on the plantain (which was the clear winner this year in the race to populate the bare [...]

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.”
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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.
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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 [...]

Backlog

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 [...]