Category: Life

  • The Gardening Beast Arises!

    Can I just tell you, I’m so excited for spring! There are bunches of daffodils coming up all over my yard, as well as some hyacinth. The enormous rhododendron is budding. Primrose, cyclamen and a few other mystery plants are starting to present themselves. I’ve never seen my yard in spring and I can’t wait!…

  • Quote: Sir Walter Scott

    “One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.” ― Walter Scott    

  • Come baby, come!

  • New Year's Resolve: Smile!

    With the prospect of a new baby looming over me, and an awareness of the wave of change that will follow, I’ve found myself uneasy about planning my life. I was so grateful that with Scotland I was able to put my life on hold for a few months, or rather focus my life on…

  • Christmas 2013

    Tom had five days off this Christmas. The four days leading up to Christmas and Christmas day. Because we wanted to savor every minute of that time, we decide against traveling anywhere. Instead we enjoyed a cozy quiet Christmas at home. Because Scotter’s too young to know otherwise, and because we thought it would be…

  • Christmas Baking

    Today, we did our “Christmas Baking,” as my neighbor put it. I decided to make cinnamon rolls and orange rolls to give out. Scotland was eager to be a part, and was impressively attentive and patient with the rather long process. He helped me make two jelly roll pans full of sweet rolls, as well…

  • Sometimes I wonder…

    … How long would I sleep if I didn’t set that 20 minute timer for my midday pregnancy nap? I fear it might be days. Oh wait, I guess that’s assuming I could find a comfortable position to sleep in for that long. Forget it.

  • Listening to Christmas music

    Can’t help it!  

  • BTW, I'm in my third trimester. Yay!

  • Now's your chance!!!