Category: Miscellany

Miscellany

1. Yesterday, some unexplained forces turned our normally kind, sweet, and funny five-year-old into a moody, eye-rolling, sarcastic teenager with occasional 2-year-old tendencies. It was really fun. Could we just have one age at a time, please? 2.While fixing dinner, I looked down to find Jonathan lying on his stomach on the kitchen floor, smearing […]

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Twelve on Twelve

I’ve had a Soulemama kind of weekend. I worked in the garden, shopped at the farmer’s market, made homemade baby food and strawberry freezer jam, hung clothes on the line to dry and played with my baby on a quilt in the back yard. (Soulemama would have made the quilt herself, probably before breakfast this […]

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Two on Tuesday

1. There’s an article in the Atlantic this month called “Is Facebook Making us Lonely?” I haven’t actually read it, but it’s a variation on a theme that keeps popping up: is the internet good for us or not? I’ve read good answers on both sides, but here’s one way that the internet is not […]

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Ten on Tuesday

1. January swept in and kicked me in the face with a cold snap and a mile-long to-do list. After a couple weeks of inconsistent schedules, I’m glad to be back at work and getting things done, but hoo, boy, there’s a lot to do. 2. My sweet husband bought me a lovely new winter […]

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Wednesday Miscellany

1. Daytime television is truly, truly terrible. I knew this already, but was reminded today when I tried to find something to watch while I ate my lunch. Because, you know, I needed a break from the completely nothing I’d been doing all morning – I’m on leave this week, but no baby yet. Rob […]

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New Photos

My sister-in-law called my blog insightful recently, at which I had to laugh, since there hasn’t been anything here except that ridiculous rutabaga picture for the past three weeks. No new insights tonight, but at least some new pictures… Speaking of my sister-in-law, we had a great visit with them back in May: That was […]

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Ten on the Tenth

1. Theoretically, I’m writing this morning, while Harper is off at school – it’s water play day, so I didn’t feel too bad about sending her on my day off. Water play with her friends is way more interesting than anything I would have come up with. 2. This list is my attempt at getting […]

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Four on the Fourth

1. Several months ago now, I was invited to participate in a “Young Leaders” sermon series for Day1 Radio, a weekly broadcast that includes preachers from a variety of mainline Protestant traditions. I recorded my sermon back in February, and it airs this weekend. You can find a radio station at www.day1.org, where the transcript […]

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