Archive for November, 2013

thanks for everything

Friday, November 29th, 2013

We had a really lovely Thanksgiving. I had done a decent amount of prep the night before to help speed the cooking along. I made the same butternut squash au gratin that I made for Faux-Thanksgiving earlier in the month. My squashes did not yield nearly the same amount of cubed squash this time though. […]

filling space

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

If you’ve followed along on facebook, you know we’ve been busy. I want to get it all down but of course, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’m a bit beat.
I said earlier that I haven’t felt in a thankful mood but tonight my oldest child reminded me how unbelievably lucky I am. She is such […]

You belong in the zoo

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Daisy and I have been doing a study of animal habitats for over a year and finally finished. She has a lovely project notebook to look back on now and I think she had a good time with all the lessons and activities. We ended our habitats study with a trip to the zoo. […]

Ridiculously early

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Aaaand I just ordered this year’s Christmas cards.
Go me!
I got to make all the decisions myself, because the husband? Struck down with food poisoning. That would be the second time this year, I might add. Our life must look so fun.
But hey, at least those germs were polite enough to wait until after we […]

the past

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I got it into my head that I need to preserve my past in the form of photos. I asked my mom for the first 3 photo albums of my life with the idea that I’ll be scanning them into the computer and making digital copies. I was born in the mid-seventies and it’s amazing […]

never too early to be thankful

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Saturday was my family’s annual early Thanksgiving get together. It seemed every other person had a cold or something so I didn’t need to feel too bad about my own sniffly kid. I made a new recipe of butternut squash gratin that we thought was pretty good. My only suggestion would be to use a […]

It’s Fever Friday!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

I’m not even going to tell you who, because at this point it doesn’t matter.
Park today then dance for the kid who wasn’t lethargic, home to bed for the one who was.
My forced organization is keeping me sane (well, sanity is both relative and overrated, so we’ll say sane for me). Life isn’t all neat […]

None were just right

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Last night I bought Daisy the absolute perfect Christmas dress. This one, actually. I fell in love with it on the spot and bought it. When I got home and put it on Daisy, we could not even zip it up. So tonight we took her with us to exchange it. I put a 10 […]


Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

So I have this problem. I get cold. Unreasonably cold at temperatures most people think are on the cusp of entering the range of a slight chill. I figure all the Diet Coke I drink acts as some type of coolant for my innards. I’ve been known to be teeth chattering cold in 70° weather. […]


Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Dee and I had a lengthy talk today about violin. She has been playing since was 6, but her heart’s not in it. She dislikes practicing and claims it’s “hard.” I went through this with Tabitha, but when I would ask Tabitha if she just wanted to quit, she’d say no. Daisy says yes. So […]

Books fix everything

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Today Tabitha was still holed up in bed. As this is day 3 and she’s going a little stir-crazy, I bought her Warm Bodies on Blu-ray to pass the time. Daisy and I did lessons and a small craft project and spent time together. By the time dinner rolled around I wasn’t feeling it so […]

not bad

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Well, Tabitha had to cancel her plans today so she basically spent the whole time wallowing in self pity. I don’t blame her. The rest of us took advantage of suddenly having an open day and got stuff done. For Daisy that would mean having fun on a new website. But Chris and I […]

Did I say 27 weeks?

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Of course, I meant 28 weeks as the oldest child is now sick. Everyone is doing 30 days of thankful but you know what? I’m not feeling it. I can give the regular laundry list- my husband, my girls, my friends, that we have what we need- blah blah. The fall back in the down […]