The Annual Christmas Vortex

I love Christmas.  In fact, I love it so much that it makes me love the entire month of December and all the insanity that goes in to it.  I love Christmas lights and decorations, candles, our tree, shopping for presents, baking special cookies, and now the excitement that goes with Harry’s appreciation of the […]

Another Cold

Ah, the joys of a child in school – the countless colds he picks up at school are a joy, and it’s even better when he gives them to me!  This week my darling little man acquired some sort of a virus.  Initial testing came back negative for strep, but I have a feeling the […]

Yelling SO Loud

Toddlers show us that things can change in the blink of an eye.  Today, Harry and I had an amazing morning.  I asked him (as I do every day) to please not cry when I drop him off at school, and as usual he promised.  This morning he kept his promise!  We sang and danced […]

Perception is Everything

Sometimes, we wake up in the morning ready to conquer the world (and that may or may not work out).  Some days, we struggle right from the moment our eyes open.  Choosing which way you wake up makes a big difference in the events that unfold, but even the best intentions some times don’t work. […]

Just the Man

Life is full of ups and downs.  I live the roller coaster constantly, like we all do.  This is the ultimate privilege of life, and what makes it interesting.  Some days, we don’t know which type we will get on.  Today, I am happy – I climb the hill and happily feel the wind in […]