{SQT} 2012 Christmas Letter


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Dear family member, friend, stalker or random stranger, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hopefully this letter finds you celebrating in the revelry of the Christmas season. Our family keeps our decorations up until February second, so reading this letter before then fulfills any obligation we have to each other of yearly holiday correspondence. Now […]

12/28/2012

{SQT} The Rush I Get From Costumes or Why The House Is A Dump The Entire Month of October


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Technically, it’s called “Seven Quick Takes”; realistically it’s a slapped together mess of photos. The unifying theme is my obsession with hand crafting my children’s Halloween costumes. Despite the cursing, hair pulling and temper tantrums (all mine) the rush I get when the costumes are finally complete is stronger than heroin (I’m only guessing here, […]

11/01/2012

{SQT} Family Joys Of The Week


Catholic, Humor

I really don’t have time to write today, but if I don’t link up with Jen, my week feels incomplete somehow. So here, jotted down between diapers, costumes and a burst radiator pipe on the van, are my deep reflections from the week. 1. Tony “accidentally” left this article up on the browser for me to […]

10/26/2012

{SQT}Highlights Of A Slow Week


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

I’m attempting a Seven Quick Takes that’s actually quick for a change. Hang on for a bumpy ride. 1. Fulton’s new favorite word is “allergic” as in, “No, you can’t punish me! I’m allergic!!” 2. I wasted some time setting up a Zazzle shop so I can sell normal items with pictures of my weird […]

10/19/2012

{SQT} Why I Hate Sleepovers


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Typically for our kids’ birthdays, Tony and I either plan a family outing or purchase one special item( i.e. a bike) rather than dispense a truckload of gifts.  We’re hitting the zoo for Teddy’s second b-day (which was Monday) and originally, Addie and Byron were going to host all their friends at a joint bowling […]

10/11/2012

{SQT} Oozing Classiness


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

This post is designated ‘downer free’. It is guaranteed to contain at least 85 percent joy and humor, some bordering on ridiculous, with only 15 percent filler, and maybe a smattering of MSG. In fact I’m going to dedicate the majority of this post to a spectacular family heirloom of mine that always brings a […]

10/04/2012

{SQT} Awesome Online Elementary Homeschooling Resources


Curriculum, Homeschooling, Seven Quick Takes

    Here in no husband land, we’re still narrowly avoiding the nighttime zombies and mama’s pre-dinner meltdown. I’m down to my last quarter box o’wine with four days to go. Can’t…hold…on…much…longer…. I’m seriously considering  dragging around a king-sized pillow drapped in one of his dirty t-shirts. I’m definitely not a poster child for moms that excel […]

09/21/2012

{SQT} Gratuitous use of air quotes, parenthesis and the words “awesome” and “bacon”.


Food, Humor, Photography, Seven Quick Takes

Wow, it’s Friday again. Not sure whether I should be happy that the weekend is here or totally spazzing out because the week is over and there’s a lot left on my to do list. Around the blogospere in general it seems many moms are easing back into homeschooling through tears, gritted teeth and coffee before […]

09/14/2012

{SQT} The Clock


Humor, Photography, Seven Quick Takes

1. Cue angelic choir, part the heavens, enter in the streams of golden sunlight, BEHOLD THEE TIMEPIECE OF YE GODS; Your eyes do not deceive you. It’s a German beer stein, pipe, accordion, Tudor house wall clock. AND as a bonus it has Roman numerals, which we love cause we’re traditional. This is the only acceptable […]

08/17/2012