In Which I Threaten to Stab My Eyes Out

So…well…er….I picked a fight over at Virtuous today. Wanna read it? As an added bonus, you’ll get to see a Demotivational Poster of Jeff Bridges as the Dude! On to more important things. Sasha Feroce has started watching Buffy, of her own volition, completely without my insane pushing. (No, really, she actually has.) I [Read More...]

A Tragedy

I was planning on writing a post tonight about our first real homeschooling test, and how I failed it, and the realization that led me to. I’ll still write that post, but not tonight. I happened to click over to Dr. Nadal’s blog before I started writing, and everything that has happened in the last [Read More...]

I Hate the Rain

I detest, abhor, and loathe rain. Not me.  I actually like the idea of rain. I like rain at night, when I’m going to sleep. I like the sound it makes on the roof as I burrow under the covers. I also like rain in the morning. I like to watch it while I drink [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

So it’s Friday, again, like it is this day every week. Somehow the usual sweetness of Friday is totally lost to me today. Maybe it’s because we went to the fair on Monday and skipped schoolwork, so we have to make it up today. Maybe it’s because our usual weekend at my parent’s house is [Read More...]

Now I Know in Part

Yesterday, my kids and I went with my parents and my sister to the state fair. I haven’t been since I was little and my kids have never been. I was totally pumped to eat fried food, ride dangerous carnival rides, and watch my little girls get their faces painted. Toward the end of the [Read More...]

Just A Few Late-Night Things

First. Doctor Who. Oh Holy Frak-tasticness First, I realize that there are those of you out there who do not understand (nor cannot understand) the…how shall I say it?…earth-shattering AWESOMENESS that is Doctor Who.  And to you I say (in the words of David Tennant), I’m so sorry. So very sorry.  Look, you can remedy [Read More...]

Look At That

over there ——————————–> My first blog award! Thanks, Vincenzo! Also, stop by The Crescat’s new place at Patheos! I was seriously worried about losing the Fulton Sheen quote, but it’s still there, so my loyalty remains. I’m sure the Crescat is relieved to hear it. Happy Saturday! [Read more...]

House of Horrors, Part III

I imagine this is how the Ogre felt upon arrival. We spent that night, the first night of the Ogre’s arrival, on a mattress in the play room. The play room has wood floors, making cleaning up the vomit easier than in any other room. The girls were beside us on camp mattresses, and between [Read More...]

Just a Quick Interlude

First, thank you all so much for voting for me in the Cannonballs. Guess what? I won! I am currently basking in my slightly-above-average mediocrity. Later I’ll be basking in vodka, too, which will just tie this day together in a neat little bow of triumph and tragedy. I know you’re all on the edge [Read More...]


Thank you for your votes! Although the Crescat has not made it official yet, I believe that I have won the “Most Under Appreciated Blog” category. I’ll let you know when I know for sure. Last night, I woke up in a cold sweat at 4 a.m. and began to pray furiously that I would [Read More...]