Monday, September 12, 2011


I read a lot of blogs, A LOT, but I don't comment often. Mostly because I'm using my iPhone which makes it a little harder, and I'm busy with three young ones. An Inch of Gray is one I am always checking in on. Anna often makes me laugh, and I can tell she struggles with a lot of things I struggle with myself. She is honest and open and funny.

When I got online Saturday morning, I just happened to see Kate had a post titled "Loss," and I was a little worried. I know Kate's mom has battled cancer. So I clicked over and read the tragic news that Anna's son was gone. First, I felt disbelief, I'd just read about their summer vacation, seen their first day of school pics. Then, the tears came. I told my husband what had happened, and he asked, "Now who is this?" I answered, "Anna, from An Inch of Gray blog, you know her husband in pre-marriage counseling noted that two things he wanted her to know were 1) I like clean counters and 2) I am not the enemy." My husband nodded. We'd laughed about that, it sounded like something he would've said to me.

So, no, I don't know Anna and her family IRL, but I feel that I know them In My Heart. So as Marinka noted in her post, I do not for a second think that the fact that [I] know Anna through “blogging only” diminishes [my mourning for her family] one whit. If you are reading this, please pray for her and her family, send them thoughts of peace.

You may visit Kate's site for a link up of posts for Anna and information about donation.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Outside my window...the sun is shining, but it's not yet warm (they are making big promises for the weekend).

I am thinking... about trying to do a photo shoot of baby girl this weekend, wonder if I can make one of those tutus?

I am thankful for... not having to go anywhere today (besides school pick up).

From the learning rooms... lots of writing this weekend as we get Valentines ready for my kindergartner's class.

From the kitchen... spaghetti tonight, then we can eat leftovers this weekend.

I am wearing... my robe (still, hey at least I got a shower).

I am creating... lots of projects in my head, not much in reality.

I am going... nowhere and I'm glad (see above).

I am reading... The School of Essential Ingredients (re-reading actually, it's my pick for our book club, so I'm trying to take notes and be all bookworm-y).

I am hoping... to get busy on some sewing and knitting.

I am hearing... the dryer, Caillou, and little baby breaths.

Around the house... we are being overrun with mail and paper work! Aargh!

One of my favorite things... finding blogs that are soothing to read. Hope to post about that soon.

Happy weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Not quite a half year

A half year break from blogging that is! I've just been busy living, and if you're still reading this, please don't think I've not been reading your blogs. Trust me, there are plenty of feedings that are great opportunities for reading blogs via iPhone. This is going to be a mish mosh of thoughts and links as I'm short on time a lot these days!

Glad to know that other moms get overwhelmed I'm not taking any medication, and I think I'll make it without needing something. However, I completely understand what she's saying. Read the comments, too! One of the first comments mentions how most moms today don't have the support that our grandmothers had. I hadn't really thought of that. Amen.

Christy said this:
I've decided/realized that getting out of the house on my own REALLY cheers me up, so I'm having sitters visit us more often, and it's good for everyone.
Amen, again.
You can read more of her wisdom here.

I recently helped host a baby shower and was talking to a gal I've known since before kindergarten. She mentioned that a gal who went to high school with us who has eight (yes, 8) kids said that the hardest transition was from two kids to three. Thank you, I needed to hear that. With so many saying two to three is so much easier than one to two, I thought maybe I was doing something wrong! Don't get the wrong idea. I love having my three. It's hard work though, and there's not a lot of time to do every day things that really need to be done (cleaning and organizing around the house being the biggie for me).

Despite having zero time to sew, I went on a mini-buying spree a couple of weeks ago buying three new patterns (one for a tunic for me:) I keep telling myself that one of these days very soon, I'm going to have a bit of time to sew. When I do, wouldn't these elephants be fun?
I've noticed I have a thing for elephant prints.

So, I'm still here, just having a hard time finding time to blog, clean, sew, and the like :) I'll try not to be a such a stranger around here.