This Year, It’s Going to Be a Good Advent

Advent never goes as planned for us.  Never. Not a single Advent. Not a one since we’ve started celebrating Advent. That doesn’t stop me from planning again each year.  Maybe there’s something about Christmas Carols, Christmas decor everywhere and the air almost electric with Christmas cheer that wipes the memory clean from all that occurred…

A Second Grade Interpretation

One of #3's assignments last week was to illustrate the poem he'd memorized called 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. It was a love story that started with a courtship in a little pea-green boat and ended in marriage. It appears #3 got something entirely different out of this poem.

I Asked for This

Following the birth of my most recent baby, I wouldn’t stop bleeding.  Anxious medical personnel weighed Chux pads and injected me with various medicines to stop the hemorrhaging, but to no avail.  The blood kept flowing. The doctor found some placental pieces left behind and worked quickly to remove any others, but the bleeding still…