Month: October 2012

Best & Worst

The group of young women I teach at church has a tradition at the beginning of their Sunday lesson. They call it Best & Worst, and it involves each person sharing something from their week which fits these categories, respectively. This week we noticed something counterintuitive about the “bests” and the “worsts.” In every single case, the two were connected.…

In Good Hands

It’s almost here. Less than two weeks from now will mark the one-year anniversary of my baby’s wild entry into the world. One year since my water broke at four in the morning six weeks before my due date, I got up to clean the kitchen and move laundry, all before waking Jeff and telling him that he wouldn’t be…

Fall Breakdown

This evening marks the conclusion of Fall Break. Here is a quick recap: Jeff painted a dresser which we inherited a scrumptious turquoise color selected by moi. He called it “robin’s egg blue.” The paint chip (and I) called it “true turquoise.” We both called it sort of Tiffany & Co-esque. We both agree that it looks fabulous. Somebody finally…

Keep it Clean

This week I’m contemplating how and why my family has so much stuff. It seems that the things in our house are growing like mold spores. How does it all multiply? A few days back, the thin layer of toys and junk which coat our floors and counters no longer seemed to be just another element of life with kids.…

Sane Expectations

I am in no fit state for writing, yet here I am. These days I feel I am swimming against a current of poop. Two boys are doggedly waging the war of the human refuse. It’s them against me. As a matter of principle, I am honestly disinterested in participating in most forms of competition. However, I totally WILL NOT…