Ballet, Books and Bloody Mary

I must unpack. I promised Sienna she could watch a movie in 8 minutes, and furthermore I must unpack. But I wanted to get a quick post up. This is what we did this morning: The female minions had their first ballet classes here in Ave Maria. They loved them! And were, I’m told, very [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

  It’s Friday. Glorious Friday. The Feast Day of the Epiphany. The sun is shining brightly outside, one of the definite benefits of living in Florida, the kids are fighting merrily, the Ogre is snoring loudly, and I’m sipping strong, strong coffee gratefully, thanks to a certain neighbor who took pity on us in our [Read More...]

A Brave New World

Hahaha! Guess what I’m not doing? I’m not organizing and unpacking the closet like I should be. Despite the fact that I can’t find any of my clothes and neither can the Ogre and also despite the fact that all I have to wear is an oversized and extremely wrinkled Groundhog t-shirt and pajama pants, [Read More...]

I Promise I’m Alive

And I’m really really sorry that I haven’t posted. We’ve been moving and all, and weren’t able to get our internet hooked up until today. I have been feeling extremely bereft and disconnected. But now we have internet! Hallelujah! I have spent the last three days working like a dog to get us settled into [Read More...]

Fairytale of New York

We’re watching Die Hard right now, a Christmas tradition, and I’m supposed to be wrapping presents but I’m worried I won’t have time to write my post tomorrow so I’m writing it now. Oh, and speaking of Die Hard, guess who the Ogre struck up a friendship with during his long months of solitude in [Read More...]

Little Drummer Boy

At the risk of invoking the wrath of Simcha, I’m putting this song up here. This is the last day of my favorite but not most favorite Christmas song series, and this song makes me cry. No, it really does. This song is right up there with The Clown of God for me, in terms [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 Not me Me These have to be really fast, because I’m supposed to be sweeping the floors, doing the laundry and baking. Not sipping on my coffee and blogging.  #6 I finally convinced the Ogre to give Downton Abbey a go with me last night. Melanie and Jen have been praising this show to [Read More...]

O Holy Night

Dude! The Ogre and I got five blissful hours alone today to Christmas shop, swig espresso, hold hands and snog inappropriately when no one was looking. They might have been looking, though, but they were mostly teenagers who were doing the same thing. We were in a mall, after all. Yeah, we’re not the greatest [Read More...]

The Day of the Dumpster-Diver

Yesterday started out on a fantastic note. My little brother, home from his sophomore year in a blaze of glory (no, really, the kid got a 90 on his accounting final at A&M;, people, plus steady 100′s in his Mandarin class) most unfortunately came down with a terrible case of strep throat over the weekend. [Read More...]

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Okay. So, obviously, my taste in Christmas music is not totally refined. I do know that you’re probably going, “Really? “In the Bleak Midwinter” to this?” But I just love this song. It’s so adorable. It was sung by a 10-year-old little girl, and I think her voice and the words and the melody so [Read More...]


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