Rough Week

I had that one really great writing day last week and then it all dried up. When I say "dried up," I don't mean that no words came to mind...not exactly. I was just too cranky to find the words and let them out. It started with a migraine that wouldn't go away. I woke … Continue reading Rough Week

Feast of Tabernacles

You know how we thought the Feast of Tabernacles last year was weird? Yeah, this year is weirder. If you are new to this blog and do not know: we are an interfaith household. My husband's family belong to the United Church of God. More info on the Feast of Tabernacles can be found here. … Continue reading Feast of Tabernacles

Keeping the Sabbath

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com So this week in Spiritual Practices class we covered "Keeping the Sabbath." If you know me well, you know the phrase "keeping the Sabbath" weirds me out. I spent a long time trying to shove my big round self into the little square hole of my husband's religion and "keeping … Continue reading Keeping the Sabbath

Organizing all the things

Over the weekend, my family cleaned out our garage. All four of us at once. Usually it's just me and one kid or the other, dragging things out and throwing them in the trash. It takes all day, sometimes two. This time I put my foot down and made everyone work together at once. Two … Continue reading Organizing all the things

New Writing Planner

I always intend to blog more than I end up doing. I type up my morning pages and then think "I'll add to these and make a blog post." And then I end up dumping the info into a post and don't edit it or hit publish until a couple weeks or month or so … Continue reading New Writing Planner

Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

I started this document ages ago and have shared it with many friends, family members, and FB forums already. It's compiled from many, many different places: lists on facebook, travel websites, space websites, family websites, school websites. It's broken down into categories for ease of use: The Arts, Books, Celebrities, Coding, Crafts, Disney, Exercise, Food, … Continue reading Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

Morning Pages, Day Two

So it's not morning. Morning was good.  Full of Animal Crossing and kids and happy, human goodness. David came over and we sat on the back patio and chatted online with Steph. We visited each others islands in Animal Crossing and made stuff for each other. We sat around and watched Community, I cleaned the … Continue reading Morning Pages, Day Two

Six Weeks into the Pandemic

It's about six weeks into the quarantine/social distancing/pandemic. I've been thinking about doing Morning Pages for about a week or more now, but never started because I was having bad hand days or Nick was being too loud, etc. Downloaded a template for Scrivener this morning and now I'm off! Right now I am missing … Continue reading Six Weeks into the Pandemic

Our Quarantine Home Life

Sundays are fairly normal. My husband, Nick, gets up around 6:30am and exercises, then I get up and make some breakfast. The midkid and I watch our church service online instead of driving two minutes down the road. Nick and Greg make a grocery list, which Ree and I add to once our church is … Continue reading Our Quarantine Home Life

The Saxophone Has Arrived

Have I ever told you the saga of the Christmas Saxophone? Settle in. This story is long and weird. Sometime in October or so, my sister called up and asked if Kid#3 was still interested in playing the saxophone. This is the kid that so far has learned to play the recorder, the violin, the … Continue reading The Saxophone Has Arrived