Montage Monday Fair-ing Well

It has been my lament for several years now that m y kids don’t have a good idea of what a “real” fair is like.  And by “real” I mean, of course, a fair like Stanislaus County’s.  With livestock shows, exhibit halls packed to the...

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” Amen.  Again I say Amen. *Sigh* It’s been an awful long month.  No, scratch that.  An awful long EIGHT months. *Sigh* (Again.) We have weathered a few storms here at the sddaniel...

Good, Bad, Ugly

When this is the good, you know that it’s gonna get bad and perhaps even ugly. I’m not sure what the good Lord is trying to teach me, but my two great dreads – a tooth knocked out before it’s time and a child given hair cut – have both...

Montage Monday Max’s Feast

After one heckuva week, Saturday dawned cloudy and cool and brought with it Max’s feast day.  Or, more closely, MAX’S FEAST DAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Folks here were just a leeeeettle excited. Crepes for breakfast! A surprise trip that ended...

Fitting

Ellie’s personality has blossomed these last few months.  Each time it happens with each child, I am surprised/amazed/taken aback.  Where did this person come from? Perhaps not every child is this way.  I like to think that we are, ahem!, mercurial by nature. ...