Tuesday, April 29, 2008



another day in the life...

Blythe: Who's this singing?

Me: Hillary Duff

Blythe: Ooh. Do you want me to turn it off?

Me: Why? I thought you liked her?

Blythe: Well it's just that i heard you the other day in the car. You know, about her and Obama.

Me: Ohh. That was Hillary CLINTON.

Blythe: Ohh. It's just that i don't know all that many Hillarys.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I wanna go horse back riding.

(aka- you know you seem down when your grocery cashier asks if you need a hug)

Friday, April 18, 2008


I swear that if this damn weather ruins my jasmine and clematis that are just about ready to bloom, someone is going to pay.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


So i have found myself unbelievably busy lately, a lot due to kids sports and etc like usual, (who knew baseball and softball would each be a 5-6 hour commitment a week?! not to mention IN SLEET HAIL AND SNOW. i thought that was just the postal service...anyway...),but also it has been because of some really really good things i have filled my days with. And while generally i think rushed chaos is not the best way to live (and my house is a PIT), for right now, it is allowing me to breathe. And often, even enjoy the process.

New, little (or not so little) things i am doing that bring joy & life:

-Book Club (except this month trying to plow through Faulkner)
-Basketball (i'm counting this as new cause now Brenda is joining too, and besides the constant beating she gives me, it makes it super DUPER fun)
-Bible Study (When Godly People Do Ungodly Things- with the girls)
-Art Literacy (I teach kindies, and second and fourth graders- this month is Paul Klee, next is MONET!)
-Knitting ( 11 scarves, 4 hats, 7 baby hats, and i'm working on a baby bonnet and a hat for ella right now- oh and i taught 5 peeps how to knit last Sat)
-Financial Peace University (getting out of debt WHILE knitting!)
-Propresenter ( serving ethnos on lyrics)
-TURBO Kickboxing
-Yoga (etc... I FINALLY got added to our gym membership!!!)
-Phiner Things Club (if you're not already in the know, you are not exclusive enough to join)
-Guitar Lessons (hallelujah amen and my fingers hurt)

Friday, April 11, 2008


So we (five children and i) just went and "helped" at the new NCO pearl location and it is SO cute and small and carpeted and warm (yay) and I am really excited to be down there on a regular basis. It's closer to me than the old location was AND especially (um, not sure if this is a REALLY good thing or a REALLY bad thing) since i realized it is just blocks away from St. Honore, my favorite boulangerie this side of sweet Paris (please read with an accent). Though...i will have to say, i may save my next visit for when i am accompanied ONLY by a latte, a pain au chocolate and a book. C'est tres difficult a saveur la vie avec tout la chaos.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hey! We should sell tickets...

Just another dinnertime at the Wolverton's-

Sierra: " I think you guys have said "fridge" too much to Ella. Today, she fell down at the playground and she said "FRIDGE"."

Me(skeptically): "Oh really?"

All eyes turn to Ella

Ella(mischievously): "juice box!"

and then...