Beyond Thankful

Grandmas Brood

For many years, November has been hard for me. This year, though, I made a huge effort to stay ahead of the sad and concentrate on being really thankful for what I have and who I am. For the most part, I succeeded. There were definitely hard parts to the month, and I'm still coming away from some of those feelings now; but, it was so much better than it's been before. With that being said, I'm … [Read more...]

When I Am Rich

When I am rich, I will... have a housekeeper, buy hardcover books, volunteer at the kids' schools, get manicures and pedicures every two weeks, go back to school, own a house with a small yard, go on vacation, have a craft room, have a swimming pool, become a librarian, have another baby, get a big dog, exercise every day, sponsor an artist, give money to PBS and … [Read more...]

Getting Our Halloween On!

Eyeball Covered Pumpkin PSK

This year is the first that N really wanted to do decorations for Halloween, and T got in on the act too. We don't have much room for doing anything inside, but we did a few things on our little apartment porch. We didn't do a lot, but we had fun doing the few things we did! Happy Halloween!     … [Read more...]

Welcoming Lemmon

DadandLemmonPSK

William and I are dog people and we want the boys to grow up with a dog. We each lost our previous dogs around the same time. William had had Walter for several years, and even though she wasn't living with him at the  time she had to be put down, it was very hard for him when she died. She was supposed to be the ring bearer in our wedding. Walter (a Mastiff) got her name because when William … [Read more...]

Raising Boys With Respect, Honor and Love

TobinandNicholas2012PSK

I've been thinking a lot lately about raising boys with respect, both mine toward them and theirs toward everyone else and themselves. I've been thinking about it, partly, because I know someone who is coming to terms with having a boy instead of the girl she really wanted. I will admit that I fully expected to have daughters, and was surprised when I didn't. With Nicholas, I was surprised because … [Read more...]