Category: Family

  • Blank Paper Feeling Time Crunch

    Blank Paper Feeling Time Crunch

    There’s a birthday in the family coming up on Tuesday. Today we got most of the presents wrapped. I’m trying to figure out what kind of project to make, including a card, and I don’t have that much time left! I’m feeling like a blank sheet of paper, basically. Totally no idea of what to […]

  • The Holidays are approaching!

    The weather is cooler and the calendar is now showing November. Time to start thinking about a birthday and Thanksgiving, which are usually entwined to some degree more or less, this year the least of ever, with Thanksgiving being so late (compared to normally.) My husband is tasked with finding a nice FRESH Pastured Free-Range Turkey. I […]

  • Chicken Parmesan – Mother’s Day 2013

    Mother’s Day yesterday was alright. I got two gift cards, one for Michael’s and one for Best Buy. I also was given a LEGO set, Iron Man 3 –> attack at sea or something. I could do better with the set name, but I just don’t care right now. I built it last night. I […]

  • Thanksgiving & Next Day Birthday Over

    Thanksgiving Day went well. It was chilly but sunny in the morning, warmed up but not too much during the day, staying Sunny all day. We had dinner later than I had wanted to. My hubby got me playing Warhawk in the morning and I quit when I realized it was 12:08pm and got going […]

  • August Begins

    August begins on a Monday this year. It’s so ‘school’ feeling. 🙂 That’s odd. We homeschool. It’s not anything we don’t ever do, totally. I’m getting a few super-lax weeks souped up today. I set it up as a plan last week, and this is the day. New Era. I’m using my calendars (google, of […]

  • It’s a New Year, a week in already

    The first week of the new year (2011) has gone quite fast, yet seems slow as well. The new year started with warmer weather, and that lasted a few days, then back to cold enough to start a fire in the fireplace again. It’s not terribly cold, just normal cold for The South where we […]

  • Thanksgiving/Birthday 2010 is over

    Our Thanksgiving holiday was really big because of my daughter having her birthday on the day this year. It’s always a tough week, but with it all “occurring” on the same one day every so often,  it’s a much harder job to pull off. I made two turkeys (pastured, fresh from a farm) ahead of […]

  • Transitioning again

    We moved the big TV down to the “family room” again finally. It’s more finished than before, but still needs some work but is live-able now. It’s been a fight to figure out what to do with this house. Really the main floor is so small & it’s use-ability is pretty much decided from there. […]

  • High Museum Family Membership

    We just purchased a Family Membership at Atlanta’s High Museum. I’ve wanted to do this over the past several years to enjoy myself, and also to show art to my children as part of their education and also to learn to enjoy it fully in their lives. What made me do it finally and fully […]

  • Family Goings On

    Family stuff: Found out recently our old Family Reunion is in August … haven’t been since I was pregnant with my second baby. That would be July 1998. I doubt we can go, but who knows. When I was younger the reunion was always in the third week of August. In my adult years they […]

  • Remembering Uncle Walt

    On Thursday my Uncle Walt passed away. When I was 7 my mother had to be hospitalized for awhile so me and my 4 siblings were divided amongst relative. I was sent alone to my Uncle Walt & his wife, Aunt Mary. They were relatively still newlyweds at the time, not young, not old, just […]

  • Travel for business and baseball

    We are in Tampa, as I have mentioned here – in a hotel that isn’t as nice as the one the night before, but that’s that. Embassy Suites in Tampa by the airport is really, really nice. We are now by the bay and it’s a different kind of place, very Florida and a crash […]

  • We are hosting

    Our family hasn’t had much of colds/virus this past Winter, and that’s great. Spring though has bloomed, things are blooming and allergies are out and about in full and building to fuller force. Couple that with the first virus in a long time for us: Asa was weird starting maybe Sunday. We were all very […]

  • Frank’s 2008 B-Day

    For Frank’s birthday yesterday I made cupcakes. Usually we don’t make cakes for his birthday, not regular cakes. In the past I would often make a cheesecake for his birthday, or nothing, since he didn’t care as much about cakes as, say, the children would for their birthdays. Frank doesn’t care much for holiday trappings, […]

  • Baby Q Turns One

    Well, Baby Q turned One Year Old on the 23rd of June. I forgot to post anything about it. I do suppose it was because I was busy with the birthday, then busy getting ready to go out-of-town right after. Baby Q is growing up, not as much a baby, closer to a toddler now. […]

  • IKEA changing table TOP

    On Thursday I wrote about the new “changing table” we got from IKEA, except for the fact that the “changing top” doesn’t come with it, it’s a separate purchase and that the store didn’t have them in stock, while it was assumed by the staff that there was at least one in the warehouse (self-service […]

  • Ikea changing table

    We went to IKEA the day before yesterday. We had a specific idea in mind: to get a small dresser to use as a changing table. Once there we found a piece in the Leksvik line, that is small, but not too small, and has an additional piece to put on top that makes it […]

  • Baby Q’s walking ability

    Baby Q has been walking for a month now, very expertly in the house. Sometimes wobbles atimes, but is able to “walk at will” and “stay upright” 98% of most all situations. He can walk fast, and could run, no doubt, but chooses to usually walk, walk fast. He doesn’t crawl much at all either […]

  • Baby Q, Walking

    Baby Q had been close to walking for a long while. It seemed “any day now” since 9 months, and finally, in this past week he started taking half-steps here and there, and after two days of that, he was ready. So we now have a “walker” – a human baby, walking, stepping his way […]

  • Baby Q – 10 Months Old

    Baby Q turned 10 months on the 23rd of April. It’s been so busy, I haven’t had the time to write anything online … He’s getting bigger, really advancing, so very, very close to “walking” but still “cruising” instead of actually taking own steps. He does pull up to standing from a sitting on the […]