Tagged: daily ramble

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Today, GO!

I am designating today as Clean Up the House Day. No school. Just cleaning. Because I am stuck in the doldrums of mid February, and my house has become a pit of random toys and disorganized clothing. Friends, it’s time to fight back and slay the clutter beast! Or at least shove all the clutter into a corner of the basement. (Just keeping it real here.) We shall fold the clean laundry mountain and rewash the mildewing towels in the washing...

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When Your Husband is Defeated by a Four Pound Cat.

The kids and I left this weekend to come down to Kentucky to stay with my parents for a week. I’m photographing my friend’s birth and her due date was Saturday. So far no baby! This is her third birth. I’ve photographed the other two. Have I ever mentioned how much I love births?? Tyler had to work on Monday and Tuesday (today and tomorrow). He’s planning on coming down on Wednesday. So the way we have our ridiculous kitties set...

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Mortality & Also Some Pictures.

For some reason I started reading The Fault in Our Stars tonight. I’ve been avoiding it, and I clicked on it, and got I got sucked in. No. No. No. No. Why do I do this to myself? I can already see where this is heading and I don’t want to go there. Nope. It reminds me of middle school, and maybe high school, when I would read those Lurlene McDaniel books about teenagers who die of cancer. Raise your hand...

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Ebola: Fun & Games!

I am over this Ebola business. Can we please go back to a few months ago before a disgusting viral plague started sickening people? Here’s the thing that I don’t get–ok, well actually there are several things I don’t get. First of all, why is Ebola being compared to things like the flu or diabetes? Newsflash: People die from the flu, but not 50-90% of those who come down with it. The majority of people who get the flu are healthy...

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Taxidermy.

Today in The Life of Weird Homeschoolers: The children spent at least half an hour petting taxidermy victims in the feed store this morning. Nothing like getting up close and personal with an alarmingly large dead beaver! Or if you’re a certain four year old girl there’s nothing quite like forcing your mother to yell, “For the love of all that is holy stop kissing that poor fox. No we cannot buy it. No you cannot pretend it is still alive and...

A little about everything. (8 weeks) 1

A little about everything. (8 weeks)

Suddenly it’s fall here. Leaves falling, a crisp feel to the days even when the sun is warm, walnuts on the ground, chickens beginning to molt. Fall at the cabin has a magical feel to it.  It does not leave me disappointed.  I love walking into the woods each day.  There’s always something new–new smells, different bugs, flowers in bloom that weren’t there the day before. I’ve been so busy spending time outside, and surprisingly meeting new people.  New friends.  And...

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Three weeks & 1 day.

Henry spends so much time asleep! I have so many things to do and here he is sound asleep on me, again.  I know this stage will go by quickly, so I’d better soak up all this newborn goodness while I can. Tyler dumped the entire contents of our storage unit in the cabin on Sunday.  I spent yesterday alternating between screaming baby and sorting out this stuff.  It’s hard to find somewhere for it to go when your cabin has...

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Two Weeks & Three Days.

Today was kind of a stressful day.  Apparently I cannot make a relaxed, chill baby. I guess there’s always hope for a fourth baby to be an “easy” one?  Haha! I can do everything while holding the baby except for cook.  And I am hungry.  Really hungry.  Thus, frustration. (Well I don’t hold him while I use the bathroom either, but that only takes a minute.  Cooking takes a bit more time.) Rosie loves holding him, but he screams unless he...

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5/15/2013

I feel an extreme sense of peace about living here. I’m typically a fairly anxious person–and don’t get me wrong, I am still anxious about being alone all night with the kids because it seems like things always go wrong at night and I just need another set of hands or another adult for reassurance.  I hate being in charge of everything all by myself in the dark when the world is asleep! However, this house and this land just feel...

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Snafu & Christmas Pictures.

I’m really stressing about how I will get Host Boy from the Atlanta airport.  I keep praying there will be some painless solution.  I know at 8 weeks pregnant  (Click here if you missed it!) I am not going to feel like driving 16 hours round trip alone.  Tyler doesn’t understand, because he’s never been pregnant.  He keeps rolling his eyes and saying I will be fine.  I know it’s not just me…most pregnant women at 8 weeks wouldn’t feel like...