Lunar Eclipse

Cool stuff in the sky this week: A full lunar eclipse tonight, the full moon, and the winter solstice tomorrow. I’ll go ahead and say it. Nerd Central. Lots of fun this weekend, so hoping to post about it soon, but have a million things to do today, so who knows if that will happen. […]

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Nobody Even Knocked Over the Baby Jesus

Tiller’s Christmas program was this morning at St. Bede’s. I, of course, ran completely late and didn’t get to drink any coffee before, during, or after the program. So, one part of me was all sad that it was Tiller’s last “little girl” Christmas program, and the other half was just holding on to a […]

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Fairies in the Manger

The other night, Todd and Rollie left for Boy Scouts and Tiller and I were still at the dinner table talking. She was telling me how she had her feelings hurt because Vivian and Anna both got to be Mary when they played manger, and she did not get a turn. I was amazed that […]

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Merry Christmas. Hope You Don’t Die.

This is so sweet and earnest and honest, in a heartbreaking way, that I wanted to document it here in on Dogwood Girl, even though Todd already posted it on Facebook. Todd: At Cub Scouts last night, the boys made Xmas cards to send to troops overseas…I look away for a couple minutes, and R […]

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A Good Day

I thought I was having kind of a crazy day. I started my period yesterday, and I had to do a newsletter for a non-profit, and we still had a bare Christmas tree just sitting around undecorated. We got it on Friday and didn’t even have time to decorate it until late this afternoon, and […]

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Mother’s Day Tea

I still feel strange being the Mother in the Mother’s Day scenario. When I think of Mother’s Day, I think patent leather shoes and church and lilies. But here I am, perched in the too-small church preschool chair, being served sweet tea and cookies by a four-year-old.

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