Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Words you don't want to hear from your two-year old working with you in the office:
My scissors? My scissors!
Maybe I should pay more attention? (and no, she didn't do anything with them. She's just discovered that scissors cut and that's pretty exciting, apparently!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Naming the Year

Do any of you name your years? I read the idea on a couple of the blogs I'm following and I'm intrigued by the idea. Here's a post that Ann wrote about naming their years. Maybe it's just because I've had such a rough couple of years and have felt so out of touch with "normal" life, but it seems like year naming would be a grounding experience. As Ann says, "Named, we now have a destination, a way across the next twelve months." Maybe it's just the idealist/poet/romantic in me that likes the new different things I keep coming across, but I can't get this idea out of my head. (or maybe it's my heart?) I feel like it's a bit late, being almost the end of January, but I'm praying that God will give me a word to name this new year. I want this year to be different than the last two, but I don't think different happens accidentally. I need an intention. Not particularly a goal, because that suggests that there's an end.

Anyway, I told you all (all 3 of you that read my paltry musings), I'd try to blog more. So I am. And this is what I've been thinking about.

Oh, and about how when I asked Ben what he thought about me trying a homemade deodorant I'd read, he told me No! He said that was just too weird. :) Honestly, I already make all of our cleaning products, how much more weird would it be to do deodorant, too? But apparently, I have some convincing to do. LOL

Oh, and so many bloggers have amazing photos to go along with their posts. It's inspiring me to get out my camera more. Maybe tomorrow....

How to Handle Little People

So since I'm following so many blogs now, I'm really going to have to work to post original content and not just tell you all the wonderful things I'm reading. But I couldn't help it today. :)
I've truly enjoyed reading Holy Experience. Her prose is beautiful. Beautiful in a special day, every day kind of way that I want to experience. Each ordinary day is extraordinary when viewed from the right perspective. Anyway, her (re)post from today was beautiful. How to Handle Little People: A (Non)Tutorial.

Monday, January 25, 2010

So much for blogging

My title pretty much sums it up. My poor neglected blog.... So many other things are going on in my life that I haven't written. Different reasons on different days. But I feel like being honest today. So it's back to blogging.

I've started reading lots of blogs about mothering, urban living/homesteading, simplicity, etc. (like this one, this one, and this one.) They've inspired me. In fact this week I'm very excited about winning this book and accompanying home planner. A mommy blogger, Jamie at SteadyMom, wrote a short book about enjoying motherhood. About doing it intentionally, professionally, and giving your best to your kids. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Doing some things "good enough" is not always the easiest thing to do. So I'm working at it. Because Anne deserves best.

And I had time to blog today since I was sick yesterday and am taking it easy today. Anne's watching more tv than usual today so I get a chance to be on the computer. A treat for both of us. But now Ben is sick. Yech. Especially since his class started today. Hopefully he'll feel good enough to go tomorrow.

Okay, time for something to drink. (Nothing to eat and very little to drink for 36 hours takes a while to recover from.)