Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a stressful and harried week. As I am writing this blog post, I’m being interrupted more times Continue Reading

Reflections on Love

Today is Valentine’s Day. My 6-year old woke me at 3:30 this morning complaining of a tummy ache. Unfortunately, she complained about it loudly enough that she also woke the sleeping 15 month old who, even more unfortunately, still resides in our master bedroom. I stumbled out of bed and got her some crackers – she’s got a bit of a cold and I figured the drainage from her sinuses had hit her tummy and Continue Reading

What We Do For Family

This is Georgie.  She is our 6 year old wire-haired Irish Viking dachshund.  Technically, she’s as American as I am, but she closely identifies herself with the Irish.  And the Vikings.  Although, just between you and me – I think she only wants to be a Viking so she can have Kveldsmat, the traditional Viking late afternoon snack …  Anyway, Georgie came to live with us right after our 3rd child was born.  She had Continue Reading

Making Do

Making do is a term I grew up with.  It means that you don’t go out and buy a new thing just because the old thing is worn out, broken, old or you’re tired of it.  You make do with what you have.  You try to repair the old thing.  Maybe you paint the old thing a new color or move it to a new location.  Sometimes the old thing needs new elastic or can Continue Reading

Clouds in My Coffee

This is the family room I dream about: It’s so light and airy.  It’s clean and bright and soothing …so deliciously clutter free.  <3 And this is my current family room … Okay, not really.  This is a random image I borrowed from PhotoBucket because I’m too embarrassed to show you my real house. Don’t judge.  But my existing family room is crowded. We are, after all, a family of 6 living in a house built Continue Reading