Category Archives: Who We Are

Busy Being Blessed

As most of you know, we are keeping two Ukrainian orphans for the holidays. I say they are orphans for simplicity’s sake. They live in an orphanage. I have heard nothing about the parents. They may have passed away, or perhaps not. We do not know. We had to go through some training classes and […]

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That baby is so cute, why don’t I just take her home?

“You sure are cute,” says somebody to the newly five year old Striderling.* “Yes, but you can’t have him,” his suspicious little sister, about to be four, warns, glowering darkly at the speaker. She says this a lot lately, whenever somebody admires one of her three siblings. Her mother explains that when the newest baby […]

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I meant to do my work today, but instead….

I feel badly whining about this when I don’t even have babies- although I do have to do a lot of toddler style care with the Cherub.  I hear from my daughters with four between the ages of 1 and 6, and four beween the ages of newborn and not yet but almost 5, and […]

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Some people have a junk drawer

I have a junk room (plus, the garage).   See all this stuff?  It’s now out in the garage in a massive pile of stuff that is going to Goodwill. See this empty shelf? This is where all that stuff came from. Plus, I emptied out three giant laundry baskets and filled a huge yard-waste […]

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Peace Dropping Slow

Skyping the grandbabies Good Chinese food old bookstores comfortable pillows the smells of lavendar, orange, buckthorn lotion, and cilantro (among others). I don’t have an Innisfree, a cottage of clay and wattles made, or a beeloud glade, but sometimes the above things suffice for a substutue. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers […]

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