Monthly Archives: April 2011

Even the sparrow has found a home

Are sparrows not the cutest little birds? Yeah, I know they’re not as vibrantly colored as a regal cardinal or flashy blue-jay.  But I love their sweet little song.  I love how social they are always flocking together in little … Continue reading

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Ten Things–Symptoms of Senioritis

We have illness running rampant in our house.  I think it’s contagious.  I first started noticing some signs the weekend after Les Mis wrapped, but since then this illness has started getting progressively worse. I think we have a bad … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Chapter 8–In the Closet

No, I am not referring to shocking revelation due to my ongoing soon to be empty nest/hormonally induced/mid-life crisis. I would like to show you something.  Something so wonderful it nearly brought me to tears (like it really takes much … Continue reading

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My Lenten Journey

Like they do every year at the start of Lent, our church gives out these little black books.  Inside the “Little Black Book” are daily Scripture readings and inspirational stories and meditations – all of which are meant to help … Continue reading

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Irises, Salvia, and the Meaning of Life

Two of my favorite flowers are going gangbusters in my back garden right now – Bearded Iris and ‘May Night’ Salvia. I just love bearded irises.  This variety (I wish I could find the tag I saved with name of … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Chapter 7–Painting Windows

I experimented with a new painting technique on our bathroom window this weekend. Now before I tell you about this new technique I would like to point out that painting is my thing.  I am the Rainman of painters-“I am … Continue reading

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Mess Maker

I made a huge mess in the kitchen today. Tripp made up a little song for me.  It’s to the tune of the song Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof.  It goes like this: Messmaker, Messmaker, make me a mess … Continue reading

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The Azaleas of Woodward Park

We probably drive by Woodward Park five times a day and had been admiring the spectacular azaleas from the car.  Sunday evening, miraculously, the wind finally died down and it was gorgeous outside.   But I’m not going to lie…I was … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Chapter 6–A Losing Battle

Sheetrock is a beautiful thing. Once the sheetrock goes it, everything starts taking shape.  It starts looking more like a bathroom rather than a fun-house maze of 2 x 4’s. So here is the shower and toilet area. And here … Continue reading

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Transformation

Like a lot of kids, Kelsey got braces while in middle school. Here’s her before- And after- Kelsey’s orthodontic experience was pretty typical – two and a half years of monthly exams, wire changes, and rubber bands.  Finally the happy … Continue reading

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