Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mothering and Lullabies — Part 2

Image credit: Sweet B Studio I never let my babies cry themselves to sleep alone, which meant that I spent a significant amount of time mothering them to sleep in those days of caring for babies. Nursing them down to … Continue reading

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Waaay back when I was a girl….

Here is a picture from when we lived in Iowa, and because of the house in the background, I can pinpoint the year as sometime during the school year of 1967-1968. In the winter, of course, we walked miles to … Continue reading

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SweetB’s Music card

This is a card designed by Barb at Sweet B Studio which I asked her to make up for me so I can send it along with a little gift to thank our host on Father’s Day. I told her … Continue reading

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Some links and church thoughts

Christianity Today interviews Tim Keller on the topics of Christian belief and doubt in America Also, Christianity Today’s cover story last February reported on one direction people are exploring as evangelicalism experiences a sea change: The Future Lies in the … Continue reading

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Boom! and then Boom Again! Two Home Runs!

D17 hit two long line drives that went over the fence last night! Boy was he excited! We all were! Pretty sweet for a kid who spent most of the spring season warming the varsity bench.

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Root, Root, Root for the home team….

Lots of baseball this week, and the weather could not be nicer for it. D17 continues to polish his shortstopping, although last night he also pitched. It’s so much fun in the summer when the pressure is off. We enjoy … Continue reading

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Scored at Angel’s Attic

Angel’s Attic is a big thrift shop in our community whose proceeds fund a community medical clinic.  It is a really good cause.  We donate lots of stuff and buy lots of stuff and I’m so grateful they are here.   … Continue reading

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Kill your TV

A friend of mine used to have a bumper sticker that said that. We have a TV and basic cable right now, but our child is going to be 18 soon. Over our boys’ growing up years we mostly did … Continue reading

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Father’s Day rundown

Church, wonderful lunch at home, middle son came over afterward to have a pipe with his Dad, sounded like they had a good time; I had a good nap. Ran down to Nashville with youngest to have dinner with oldest … Continue reading

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Beautiful old waffle makers

I apologize in advance. This is weird. But a foodie blogger put up a photo of a beautiful restored waffle maker she bought at “Toaster Central,” describing it as “adorable” which is true judging by the photo, so I had … Continue reading

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Nursery rhymes

What nursery rhymes and lullaby traditions are you keeping alive in your family? One we have passed down in our family was handed down to me by my German grandfather, and I wouldn’t know how to spell out the words, … Continue reading

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Sara Watkins singing for you

Has it been too long since you heard Sara Watkins sing a song for you?  Here she is singing a beautiful waltz, “All This Time”  I kinda hope this one will be on her album when it comes out.

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Growing Geekier by the Day

. This post is coming to you from Flickr. A person about a generation younger than me has asked me to set up a blog that links to his Flickr account. In order to do that, I have to try … Continue reading

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The Downfall of Having to Figure Things Out

Sometimes I overthink things. I am not the smartest person I know and I’m not geekiest woman in my family by a LONG shot. (cough, kayray, cough) So in explaining that I have a fairly linear approach when it comes … Continue reading

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Drama Averted

Scott’s doctor attempted to inject some drama into our otherwise humdrum existence this week by dramatically aborting his EKG stress test and declaring he’d seen enough to know that Scott needed to hie himself to Nashville, post haste, for a … Continue reading

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Roses and Hydrangeas

Roses and hydrangeas look really pretty together. I have a row of hydrangeas that had a really rough time last year because of a late, hard frost. Last year they did not bloom at all, but this year they are … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Stuff

The bug has hit Scott and me at the same time–the urge to clear out clutter. Scott’s wanting to clear out his garage of the detritus of previous hobbies and devote the entire garage to the pipe-making enterprise. I’m just … Continue reading

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Cry, the Beloved Country

Just finished reading this book–the one selected by my friend Barb for our reading group this month. I remember in 8th grade seeing kids from another English class with this tucked under their arms. I picked up a friend’s copy … Continue reading

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Honoring Fathers

I’ve gotten Barb trained on how to scan her work and upload the images to Etsy, and she’s been doing great. The downside is we don’t get together as often. At the same time, it was a God-breathed opportunity for … Continue reading

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