Joining the ladies at CatholicMom.com for Small Success Thursday.
We started our early spring vegetable seeds yesterday. I took everyone’s advice last Friday and decided to take the vegetable garden plunge.
Considering the scenic view out our front window…
…perhaps I’m getting my hopes up for spring’s imminent arrival. Continue reading
So, Rhonda, what’s this all about?
For several months now, I’ve had an idea for an e-booklet floating around in my head: Housekeeping for Writers, or, alternatively, How Not to Live in a Hovel. The premise of this booklet was efficiency: how to get the chores we need to get done, done, without taking up too much precious downtime.
Good idea for booklet, right? Put “writer” into the title of anything and it’s sure to sell like Gramma Judy’s hotcakes. Continue reading
Hanging out with everyone else over at Conversion Diary.
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Does anyone else ever get the, “I’m sad because I’m not part of the In-Crowd,” blues?
Well, I had them yesterday. An itty-bitty trigger released the squirrel in my head from his cage, and round and round he ran!
I’ve come to realize how dangerous little Squirrel Nutkin can be when I let him rummage for too long. In situations like this I need an outside opinion. A reality check. Preferably from someone who understands rodents.
So I called Colleen. Continue reading
If you think I’m going to write one of those I’m So Sorry I Haven’t Blogged in Almost Three Weeks! posts, you’re wrong…
…okay, you’re right.
I’m working on my new project. It launches Monday. Continue reading
Joining Jen and the gang at Conversion Diary.
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This pretty much sums up my week:
Because the food, IT’S TRYING TO KILL US ALL!
I’ve already made grand plans to jump on the urban homesteading bandwagon and grow my own organic rainbow chard. And don’t try to stop me! Continue reading
Like all good stories, multiple plot lines form the structure of the Ortiz Allergy Saga.
Let’s start with Ben, our first protagonist.
Today was Ben’s doctor’s appointment. The good news: We (and by “we,” I mean, “I”) can turn down the PANIC!!!!! knob a bit.
The bad news: He has allergies. Continue reading
Before I began my confessio, let me share my Tuesday Tribute:
The display on our fridge reminds us how blessed we are in our many friends.
Back to confessio.
I am scared. I am anxious and worried. I haven’t been scared, anxious, or worried for a good long time, but Mama-worries are enough to top most any bipolar/anxiety medication.
I mentioned we’re trying to solve the riddle that is Ben’s allergies. Things, it seems, have escalated. Possible anaphylaxis-escalated. We’ve added gluten, soy, and strawberry to the list of possible allergens after his face turned beet red and his lips swelled a bit after eating them.
That brings the list to the following: Continue reading
I don’t intend for this post to be an exercise in myopicism (is that a word?). I’d like to pay tribute to my husband and children.
I mean it. When the days drag and the dishes sit unwashed in the sink, it helps to remember how much I love them. Continue reading
Joining the lovely ladies over at CatholicMom.com.
1. We survived the cold blast. Two straight days with the kids in the house was a bit interesting. But we managed. Continue reading
Proof that our home needs an energy audit.
…and nasty. Continue reading