The Allure of Magazines: A dozen quality reads

| March 18, 2010

Today I got a reminder that it’s time to resubscribe to Allure Magazine, along with the current issue. The only problem with that is that I am not a subscriber. In fact, this is the first time that particular magazine has ever crossed my threshold. Now, I don’t know much about t he magazine, so […]

Inquiring Young Minds Want to Know

| March 10, 2010

Hyperlad is one of the most inquisitive five-almost-six year olds I’ve ever known. He asks some very interesting questions, so I thought I’d answer a set of them right here. Yes, everyone dies. That’s right, you won’t get hurt in heaven. God makes them, with help from Mommy and Daddy. No, I don’t really want […]

St. Anthony to the Rescue

| October 2, 2009

My Charming and Patient Husband has to carry a cell phone for his second job, driving dialysis patients to their appointments. Unfortunately, a month ago he lost the cell phone and we’ve struggled to find it, to no avail. This week, there were hints of threat from the boss regarding his finding it; it really […]

Absent with Leave

| September 30, 2009

(or at least an excuse.) I’m sorry, gentle reader, for my neglect. You see, we have recently undergone a certain life change in our home. To be more accurate, I’m the one who has changed status, from SAHM to student. I’ve gone back to school to study for a Master-In-Teaching degree. It’s all rather exciting, […]

Note to hyperlad

| July 25, 2009

I can’t think of any circumstance under which one should wear a toilet seat on one’s head. The fact that you say you “can’t believe it!” doesn’t really change that.

A Curtain Climber by Any Other Name

| April 20, 2009

I’ve been thinking about names for Curtain Climber, and have wondered if we should come up with a new name for him. So far, we’ve thought of: Rocker Climber Counter Climber Table Climber Cabinet Climber Computer Monitor Climber Television Climber Mom Climber All in all, I’m not convinced any other name would make much of […]

Football Is My Life

| March 20, 2009

No, not really. Actually, that’s a phrase that just conjures up old memories. When my nephew was first learning to talk, his dad decided that his first sentence would be “Football is my life.” I don’t know if it actually was or not (though I somewhat doubt it.) But the fact is, football is most […]

Heard around the house

| January 10, 2009

Hypertot: Daddy, Daddy! Curtain Climber’s on the table!Daddy: Ok, I’m coming.Hypertot: No, it’s not ok! Curtain Climber’s on the table! Ah, the little literalist.

Update on Curtain Climber

| January 6, 2009

He’s doing well, healing remarkably quickly. He doesn’t act like he’s in pain except occasionally. Thank you all for the prayers. I know that they have helped a LOT.

Prayers for Curtain Climber

| January 3, 2009

Please pray for our Curtain Climber (aka Hot Stuff). He just spent the afternoon in the emergency room after grabbing a mug of hot cocoa and spilling it down his front. He’s not in any danger, except for infection, but he has a lot of pain from second degree burns. He’s currently sleeping through morphine, […]