Irrevocable

Gemma has changed me. Sure, each of the kids has left their, ahem, mark on my body and my psyche, but this time is different. I don’t know quite how to describe it. I’ve known with every baby that there is no going back to life before them; everything...

Week in Review

So, when I’m away from here, I’m never quite sure how to catch up. Especially after a week like last week. Mama Syd and Allie arrived on St. Patrick’s Day, bringing with them all the fun and excitement a California visit always entails. They hit the...

Lipstick Lent

Lent 2012 will go down in the books as the Lent of the lipstick. Or, as Ellie says, ‘Lickspit.’ Either way, that’s how we’ll remember it. You see, for the Mardi Gras party, Tess was so very excited to be Snow White. But she REALLY wanted to be...

Immortal Milk

When Border’s went belly up, we paid under $2.00 for $138.00 worth of books. In the stack was a book titled ‘Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese.’ Jac had picked it out and I would not have given it a second look, but I was looking for a book of the...

It’s Funny

There are days. . . Our morning hymn today was ‘Again We Keep This Solemn Fast.’ I asked Philip to notice who wrote it and when. “Gregory the Great! In the six hundreds?! Wow! That’s oooooold!” We all agreed. “Oooooh. . . So is that...