A Nun See Hate

I’m really enjoying the experience of my four-year-old’s means of expressing himself. I almost didn’t repeat this, but the other night, I swore I heard Elijah say, “Black guys are stupid.” What-what?! That can’t be what he said, but he said it three times and it’s all I could hear, the way he was merging…

I Mustache You to Read a Book

It’s amazing how relaxed my brain feels when the house is clean. Today I finally gave each boy time to “connect” with me on Minecraft. They’ve been begging me for days. Ian already had my world set up with beds for everyone, chests to store or stuff, signs and some tools. The boys read a…

Looking Forward, Catching Up

Gak! I think I’ve found a moment to write something. Friday was Home School Friday at Shoal Creek. It was also the book fair, and I had volunteered to run the register after school. How I ended up with a small stack of books, I don’t know. Books are dangerous like that. Ian and I…

It Adds Up to a Good Day

Yesterday marked the first day, since we graduated from cheese rolls to soft-taco-no-lettuce, that Isaac ordered something new at Taco Bell. We are now in the era of the Doritos Locos Taco. While out on our errands, we discovered that Office Depot is moving and they are deeply discounting everything. The boys got excited about…

A Weighty Matter

There are so many measures of wellness and improvement, such as the facts that my thyroid is nice and small, my headaches are gone or not amounting to much, and I’m waking up easier in the morning, with more energy for the day. Yet, I *still* fixate on weight. I’m just not satisfied unless I’m…

A Stud in the Stacks

The good:  For breakfast, I made nomulous goat’s milk grits with sauteed onions & peppers & diced jalepenos (and a smidgin of Pepper Jack), coconut flour-dusted potatoes with sauteed onions and turkey sausage. For lunch I made lettuce wraps with sauteed (in avocado and sesame oils) portobello mushrooms, onions, broccoli slaw, quinoa and cashews. I…

Howliday Weekend

I have a few minutes before we go check out Swansbrough Manor, so I’ll  summarize the weekend. Friday was Home School Friday at our church school. The boys had a great day, as usual. Isaac started building a standard Lego Mindstorms robot and Ian was trying to piece together a Mindstorm piston. We had a…

Periodic Superheroes, Etc.

I’ve already posted today, but instead of Facebooking everything, I’m trying to be good and blog it. So a few unrelated mentionables:   I’m overhearing the boys play a new superhero game. They’ve given themselves interesting names. Elijah, 4, says, “I’m Vitamin D, but I can turn into Protein Man OR Batman.” Isaac, 6, is…

Miss Grumpy McGrumplepants

 I seriously need to get some perspective. It’s normal for me to occasionally get spun around by my to-do list and to feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. But THIS FOOD THING (well, really, it’s a subset of “this thyroid thing”) has taken me to a new level of crazy. Yesterday, I woke up realizing my “old…

A Christmas Gift for God

My six-year-old, Isaac, just came and told me something very precious. He has such a big heart. “What I’m going to give God for Christmas is a very very very special prayer that I want him to love and remember forever.” I told him God will do just that.