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2015 in review

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Light Shines on the Journey

This is the text from a homily I gave at church last night, also posted on our church’s blog.  Epiphany is the season of light; light appearing, light bursting forth, light going out. Light shining on Israel (a people who were in darkness) and light shining on the Gentiles  (a light to enlighten the world). We’ve … Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Writing Challenge: The Devil is in the Details

While using Facebook has its drawbacks, I experienced one of it’s beautiful qualities this week. Simultaneously, there were two conversations going between the cousins on my mom’s side and those on my dad’s side, both about my respective grandmas. It was sweet to reminisce with cousins around the country about times – and grandmas – … Continue reading

2012 blog in review

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, not as much writing these days, what with sick kids and traveling for the holiday season. But a benefit to blogging on wordpress is this fancy report, which the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared.  Here’s a review of the past year, including the top five people who left … Continue reading

ShoeperWoman!

I do like a good pair of shoes. Feels like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect pair. Of course what the perfect pair is changes, depending on the season, the weather, my mood and whatever is slightly-behind-the-trend in fashion. I also freely admit to being a cheapskate. I don’t spend a ton of … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

My mom, who took up hula dancing, glass blowing and yoga (in her 50’s and you can read more here about why that is so awesome) has taken up genealogy. For several years she has poured over microfilm at the library, trolled the internet for pictures and census data, pestered her siblings and the older … Continue reading

My seven year old on eyebrow waxing

My sister has awesome porn star eyebrows (her words, not mine). She can raise one eyebrow in a super feminine way, as if to say “I don’t believe you, dahling.” She also regularly pokes fun at me because I don’t get my own eyebrows waxed. I don’t even tweeze. I know, it’s practically a crime against … Continue reading

Sistas got game

I had a conversation with my sister (6 years younger than I am) recently, that went along these lines: Me: So, I went out with my friends last night. Her: Did it involve throwing up the next morning? Me: Uuuuhhhh…no. We went for gelato and talked about homeschooling. Her: (long silence) We are very different … Continue reading

Homemade laundry detergent and more

Doing laundry is one of those tasks: everyone has to do it, when it’s done you feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction, when it becomes Mt. Washmore, you feel a tremendous sense of dread and pressure.  As FLYlady (my good friend and email mentor) likes to say: Nothing says I love you like a drawer … Continue reading