Rollie and Tiller on Valentine’s Day

Rollie and Tiller on Valentine’s Day Originally uploaded by Dogwood Girl Rollie and Tiller interview on Valentine’s Day. Captures their personalities pretty well. Rollie is in a sugar coma, while Tiller is bouncing off the walls. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

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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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Ham Lincoln

Tiller: let’s play the guessing game . You go first. Me: okay. What are the rules? Tiller: you can say a person. Or an animal. But not a food. Me: Okay. Tiller: but it can be a person with food in their name. Like George . . . I mean, abraHAM Lincoln.

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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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California Is Scary

According to Tiller. . . We were sitting around the kitchen table and somehow California came up. Tiller blurted out, “California is scary!” “What? I said. “Why is California scary? You have never even been to California!” “But there’s that hotel.” I stare blankly at her. “Hotel?” She stares at me like I am the […]

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Of Star Talkers and Cavemen

Tiller and I went to the lake on Friday, while Todd stayed home with Rollie for Sat. soccer. We got there late, so we went to Bojo’s for a late dinner. On the way home, driving back across the lake’s twin bridges, I heard her whispering, “You stars are so small. You must be very, […]

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