Sunday, November 27, 2011

when in truth we have perfectly lovely grass in our own yard

Why do I sometimes focus more on what my kids "aren't" rather than what they "are"?

Monday, November 21, 2011

a literary classic?

Dear William Faulkner,
I know you are dead and all, and probably don't read my blog, but As I Lay Dying was the freakiest book I have ever read.  And I love me some "odd" as evidenced by the fact that I was a huge fan of Twin Peaks.  Hell, I even grew up in rural North Carolina, and I've witnessed some real backwoods events, but the stuff in AILD takes the cake, man.  Furthermore, while I am playing the part of a literary critic, I am not a fan of the strange sentence structure you used, either - just sayin'.

I thought reading along with my daughter's 11th grade AP Lit class was going to be funzies, y'know, sorta like a little mother-daughter mini book club.  Blech.  We both felt like we needed to shower when we got finished reading it.

K, well, that's all.
:o) mg

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


No 5 cannot stand to have her hair "did".  This morning I cringed when I said, "Ok, come here, let's get your hair brushed."  She surprised me with her enthusiasm when she saw the two hair bands on the table in front of me. 

"Oh goody, do I get to have pinkie tails today?"

Friday, November 11, 2011


Why is it that in cold weather, when your hands are like frozen ice cubes, that when you bump your finger on something it hurts a million times more than normal and feels like it is pouring blood?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

to my dear friend who must not be named lest she fall down the garage step(s)

I bought a puh-puh-puh.....

I bought a puh-puh-puh...


 I bought a purple shirt today.
And I don't hate it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

re-entering the atmosphere

The following pictures are the result of a lot of hard work from a handful of people.  Being the co-chair of such a big event kept me from doing much else since the middle of June - such as blogging, laundry, spending time with my children.
Upside: I had this event completely covered in prayer and I was blessed to witness some pretty amazing moments where I KNOW the hand of the Lord was at work.  They say "God works in mysterious ways."  But sometimes He is downright in-your-face-obvious!

It was an amazing night and hopefully, after all the numbers are run, we will find that it brought in a lot of money for the school.  The proceeds from the Auction go straight toward tuition assistance.  Our family was the recipient of some of last year's Auction money when #2 was awarded a Leadership Scholarship.

"To whom much is given much is required." ... and that's why I said yes to do this thing two years in a row.

I'd love to see how successful it would be if everyone understood Luke 12:48.