The Sounds of Silence

I know…it’s been a while. There’s been a lot going on at home, and when I get a minute to breathe, which probably won’t be until AFTER Christmas, I’ll fill you in on some of the drama… But, there’s the Newtown thing. Things like that happen and I struggle, as a writer, with how to […]

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One thing the Tech Guru and I have never been very good at: splitting up. When we became a couple, we did everything together: food shopping, we both went. Any kind of errand, we were both there. You would think that would have changed with the arrival of Punksin and Pudding, but as much as […]

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What Exactly is She DOING in There?

Several days ago, Punksin handed the Tech Guru her Christmas list. He looked at it, raised an eyebrow, and silently handed it to me. At first glance, I noticed that it was a short list. Only 4 things. Which is good, because we can only fit about 4 more things in our house before it […]

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We Did Not Get the Memo on Child Labor

Today we are out driving on useless important errands, and we pass a farm that is already set up with Christmas trees. CHRISTMAS TREES, PEOPLE! It is not even THANKSGIVING. It is not even MY BIRTHDAY. (My birthday is in November, in case you didn’t know, and is treated as a national holiday in this house for […]

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Merry Christmas to All…

This household is just buzzing with excitement. Oddly enough, this is the year that Punksin will be getting the least, given that our financial ability to blow out the holiday has gone down, which is good timing given that our awareness that we don’t need to give her everything under the sun has gone up. […]

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What a Friend We Have in Jesus – But Not Other Parents

Is it me? I had to ask my husband this this morning when we got back from church. Yes. Yay! This morning was Punksin’s first day of Sunday school, and I spent the morning with her in class until after the Peace when the kids were ushered into the service. I missed being in the […]

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Santa Visits!

I’ve been a little teed off at Punksin’s school since we got the December calendar. Tomorrow, it says in bright letters, is the Chanukkah celebration. Then in a couple of weeks they’ll be celebrating Kwanzaa. The day after that, it notes, is when “Santa Visits“. And that, folks, is it. I am not a religious […]

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