House of Horrors, part II

When we left you, I had made the decision to take my middle child to the hospital. After six hours of solid puking and (TMI alert) diarrhea, she was pale, her lips grey, her eyes sunken, and she was beyond lethargic. I was advised by my pediatrician, Sasha Feroce, and the Ogre to take her [Read More...]

Sunday, Sunday

Gah, what a day. My House of Horrors post is currently being worked on, but I just wanted to let you guys know that today is the last day to vote for the Cannonball Awards. Since I’m getting my rear handed to me in the competition, I’d really appreciate if you vote for me. Or [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

I promise to finish the tale of the plague tomorrow, but I haven’t participated in quick takes in a while, so I figured I might as well make the most of this Friday. #7 Seriously, though, there are small people everywhere today. Sasha Feroce is shooting a wedding this weekend, the Coach has to work [Read More...]

House of Horrors, part 1

There I was last Wednesday night, drinking wine and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with my sister-in-law, happily anticipating the arrival of my Ogre the following evening. Sienna had completed all of her homework for her second day of her homeschooling co-op, it was all neatly hole-punched and safely stowed in her binder, her lunch [Read More...]

So Much For a Break…

First of all, I want to thank you all so much for the thoughtful, encouraging emails I have been receiving. I took a break from blogging in part to step back into my daily life and try to get a handle on things, and in part out of sheer discouragement and something akin to despair. [Read More...]

I haven’t been writing much about my personal life lately. I know that one of the things I was good at, until recently, was taking an honest look at my personal life and identifying moments of grace and areas where I needed to grow in virtue. I haven’t been able to really look at my [Read More...]

7 Some Kind of Takes Friday

Yeah, these are supposed to be quick, but I’m feeling sluggish and under the influence of a crappy week and strong martinis. So I make no promises about what is to follow. #7 I Miss My Ogre Yesterday was…well, it was shit, incarnate. I know I don’t often just come out and swear boldly on [Read More...]

Panis Angelicus and Angela (Re-run)

Remember that last re-run I was going to put up on Sunday? Here it is, a day late and a dollar short. Sorry, again. But I hope you enjoy it. See you later this week! *** This Lent has been difficult. I’ve seen that on lots of blogs, actually. I don’t know what’s going on [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Saturday!

So the week is drawing to a close, and once again all my good intentions from Monday went up like smoke in the wind by Saturday. This time it wasn’t entirely my fault, though. I spent Tuesday through Thursday at my parent’s house, where my dad’s Mac declared war against me and refused to let [Read More...]

First Post at Virtuous!

I put my first post up at Virtuous today. It’s not big, just a short introductory post, and is nothing that you guys don’t already know. But in the interest of solidarity, check it out, won’t you? Also, stay and click around a little. That site is absolutely amazing, and is being flooded with [Read More...]