And there is nothing we can do.
Sometimes, life doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes, no matter how much faith you have that God is in control, things happen that make you wonder who is in the driver seat – and what they’re thinking.
Sometimes hearts are broken. And people beat themselves up, wondering what they could have – should have – done differently.
Sometimes, you’re watching from the outside, knowing there’s nothing you can say, nothing that will help…
I remember being seventeen. At that age, I already knew what it was to attend a friend’s funeral. I knew . . . → Read More: Sometimes The World Is Topsy-Turvy
With six people in the house, it’s just going to tend toward chaos. That’s just the way it is. I’ve tried every tactic under the sun, with varying degrees of success. Now that the kids are older, it’s gotten easier – but there are still two things I hear constantly:
What chores am I supposed to do? and I *did* that [chore] already!
The first is somewhat easy to deal with – just make a list, divide them up as evenly as possible among the kids, and rotate the schedule. Of course, the . . . → Read More: Everyday Family Chore System
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My sister’s wedding was a few weeks ago, and I got to see friends and family that I haven’t seen in years – some that my children hadn’t ever even met.
It’s not that they live too far away; we’re busy, they’re busy, and time has a funny way of sneaking right on past when we’re not looking too close. Before we know it, months and years have gone right on by, then we find ourselves sharing a table, talking about how the only time we . . . → Read More: Unanticipated bubbles
I’m happy to announce, that after more than two months couch-surfing, we are settling into our new home this week. It will be a wonderful place to learn, play, work and grow as a family.
We’re looking forward to springtime. This is the year to recharge and begin anew.
During the next few days, posting may still be intermittent – we’re awaiting installation of internet service – but expect it to be soon.
Say Anything Family is the newest family-friendly game from award-winning Northstar Games. With the tagline “What hilarious things will YOUR family say?” it promises an interesting, unique experience with every play.
For 3 to 6 players, Say Anything Family is aimed at ages 8 through adult. (I’d qualify the younger end of the age range by saying that players should be able to produce simple phrases for their answers – an adult could help them read the questions, and even write the answers for them, but keep in mind that it will slow . . . → Read More: Say Anything by Northstar Games
We have a new favorite board game in the house!
We recently received two board games from Northstar Games to review, and today I’m chattering about Wits & Wagers Family. (I’ll be talking about Say Anything Family on Thursday, but there’s a link further down the page if you’re curious before then!)
On the box, Wits & Wagers Family says it takes 2 minutes to learn, and 20 to play. In my experience, that usually means that it’ll take you at least 15 minutes to figure out what to . . . → Read More: Wits & Wagers by Northstar Games
OK. So I didn’t get a post up yesterday. Got a bit sidetracked with unhappy car news – it’s totally dead. Would cost more to fix, by far, then it’s worth in the first place.
Spent the afternoon grumpy and trying to nap, since I had to work last night.
Enjoyed the sunshine and scenery on my walk to work, though, and it gave me some time to think.
I’m seriously considering going back to school to finish my bachelor’s degree. The kids are old enough now that I think I could both homeschool and mom-school. Good grief, now that . . . → Read More: Bad news or good news?
Grumpy, tired, and broke – but still alive and kicking.
I needed to take a mental break – from pretty much anything and everything possible.
Had a few of life’s interesting challenges come my way. Needed to regroup, refocus, recharge, yadda yadda yadda whatever. And enjoy some time in the sun once it (finally!) decided to show up.
My car is broke, awaiting diagnosis… so we’re rediscovering the joys of lots of time at home. And thanking God we have parks and the pool within walking distance.
The house we rent is in foreclosure. So we’re looking for a new . . . → Read More: Yes, I’m still alive.
Gummy worms make a mess when left in pockets on laundry day.
Real worms are gross when washed, but at least they don’t stick to the clothes after drying.
And left-over banana halves… lets just say I was wondering why the kid had a slug in his pocket.
After an exhausting week last week:
Younger two were at Vacation Bible School; Older two were staff at the local Cub Scout Day Camp; Played “musical car” with my sweetie just to get everyone where they needed to go; Spent all day Saturday at the curriculum show in Portland,
I thought yesterday would be relaxing and I could leisurely go through a list of the exhibitors at the show, give some thoughts on new things I saw and learned.
The morning started out well. J had to be at work in the early afternoon, and I wanted the car, so . . . → Read More: Current status and coming soon…