This week, I have deeply appreciated… #1: My Homemade Fruit-fly Trap: + + = A DEAD I waited one day too long to exterminate the few pesky fruit-flies that were bouncing around our counter-tops. They propagated. Like bunnies. No, like fruit-flies. Which is even worse. So, I whipped out my all-natural concoction to ruthlessly kill approximately 20 of them. (Shivers.) … Read More
I couldn’t help but notice the opportunity to win a copy of Passionate Housewives: Desperate for God on one of my favorite blogs: Biblical Womanhood. The book looks so good that I decided to figure out the mysterious realm of blog-contests and try to win a copy… Apparently, I have to link to the site from my site… and something… … Read More
Summer, your last kiss was warm and wet; Like a dog’s tongue across her knuckles Not like other last kisses, yours didn’t make her cry Rather, she ran in the tail of your thunderstorm And washed her hair in a puddle. We’ll be seeing you soon, dear Summer.
Q: Who demolishes ugly old doors, installs two pre-hung doors, paints them, attaches door knobs, drills a peep hole, plays the djimbe, sings in church, sends his wife off to a prenatal massage, AND helps her figure out how to upload You Tube videos onto her blog, oh, AND exterminates an invading and creepy moth in ONE WEEKEND? A: RYAN … Read More
This week and next, please pray that everything proceeds healthfully while Ryan and I are enjoying Disney World together!Â Pray that this is a wonderful experience for each member of our family. 😉 Here’s what the weekly update said: “Your tiny diver has a few new moves, thanks to her buoyancy in amniotic fluid. She can turn, spin, somersault, and … Read More
1. A song from my college play-list still comes in useful these days (however *feminist* it might be). A certain sentiment in Ani Difranco’s “32 Flavors” still comes to mind every now and then: ” …God help you if you are a Pheonix and you dare to rise up from the ash a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy while … Read More
Check out this site for some simple art ideas… http://www.kinderart.com/recycle. That’s where we got our idea for these dazzling leaf bracelets… Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.Â This is the best fiction I’ve read in a very long time.Â A dear friend explained Enger’s writing best when she said, “You have to stop and read his sentences aloud just to feel the words rolling around in your mouth and spoken with your own lips.”