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Month: January 2010

Happy Birthday Malachi

This is Steve’s oldest son Malachi {with his girlfriend Alex}.  Today is Mal’s birthday.   We miss him so much and wish we could be with him today to celebrate!  We’ve found it gets harder and harder to spend time with your grown children when they have real jobs/responsibilities.    We were looking back at […] Read more…

Christmas Coveting

The Backstory {in the following true story, the names have been changed and faces hidden to protect the innocent} It happened the first day they went outside to play after Christmas.    They came in with cold chapped faces and forlorn little hearts. “Mom (in a pitiful, woe-is-me little voice),  guess what such-and-such got for […] Read more…

Books Read in 2009

All the President’s Men Harry Potter-Chamber of Secrets The Glass Castle Harry Potter book 1 West Oversea (Lars Walker) The Abolition of Man Toqueville’s Democracy in America Heaven on Earth Glen Beck’s Common Sense Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Year of Wonders How to Read Literature Like a Professor March John Lock’s 2nd Treatise of Gov’t […] Read more…

So they loaded up the truck…….

Well, I decided to move to WordPress and it’s gonna be more of a Klampett-style move.   Jed pulled up his truck and loaded me and all my posts up….but we seem to have lost Jethro and Granny in the chaos.   Pardon the mess and the random things flying overboard and hopefully in a […] Read more…

Ringing in the New Year

How do you get your children to: 1. Sing for you on New Year’s Day 2. Make ‘2010’ with their bodies in the cold windy chill…. 3. Join in a collaborative effort to do the dishes 4. And with only a small amount of tomfoolery? Answer: You feed them large amounts of pasta and bread […] Read more…

Forty Schmorty

This is the sunrise that greeted me on my fortieth birthday. I have a good feeling about this decade. But if ’40 is the new 30′, 40’s gonna need a little help. 40’s gonna need a healthy amount of beautiful sunrises…….and a lot of 5 hour energy drinks. 40’s gonna need a few more anti-wrinkle […] Read more…