Loving Henry

It was really hard to be Henry’s mother.  From the moment he was born, he cried.  He cried because he was hungry and my milk hadn’t come in yet.  He cried because it had been twenty minutes since his last nursing and he was hungry again.  He cried because I wasn’t holding him.  And, increasingly, […]

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty} We got new patio furniture last week.  We’ve been squeezing around one table meant for four, and, well, we stopped fitting there years ago.  I’d been looking for two rectangular tables, but couldn’t find anything in the material I wanted that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.  One day, I stopped in at […]

A Post About Nothing

This morning, I awoke to a still-quiet house, and I slipped out of bed and into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. The sky was just beginning to lighten, a few low clouds on the horizon catching the first rays of red, orange and gold, the pond reflecting the glorious scene back up […]

Confirmed in the Holy Spirit

And some family photos, which never come out quite as good as I’d like them to. 🙂 The archbishop used so much chrism oil this morning, the confirmandi were fairly dripping with it! Our small parish shares a priest with another nearby, and the Confirmation Mass today was held at our sister church.  Therefore, we […]

37+ Weeks and Counting

I don’t blog much these days, and for one simple reason, really: one isn’t able to muster much energy for non-baby related things in late pregnancy!  What energy I have goes toward maintaining home and home school as much as possible, and preparing for the little one to come.  I’m at the Weekly Visit To […]

A Certain Saturday in March

I planted two of our garden beds this week: peas and lettuce, spinach and radishes, and a few carrots, too.  I couldn’t resist.  Who could?  Bright sun, warm temperatures… Oh, I know it’ll probably freeze again, though there’s no sign of it in the forecast, but I wanted something in the ground.  Even if it […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} Is It Really Spring?

{PRETTY} This is Megan.  She’s fifteen, and the sunniest child in the family.  Meg is such a naturally sweet tempered, affectionate and generous person, and oh, so pretty. I’m so glad she’s mine. {HAPPY} Evie got outside today, and for a good, long while. She loves being outdoors so much. Probably because I’ve been dragging […]

4/365 Mobile Edition

Alright. I cheated today. Mobile device photo. We’ll just have to live with that occasionally, okay? Today was a really good day. First, I got kissed by a nun, which always makes me feel especially loved. Second, I was shopping for a particular gift at a second hand shop, and I found it the instant […]