Friday, March 28, 2008

this is an incredible speech---take the time to listen to all 37 minutes of it. dare we hope that he is for real?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008



stephen has the car this week. which means i am homebound with the children (happily). he was informed that his job semi requires a car---and as we are a committed one car family, we are opting for a small moped.

the weather is (finally) beginning to warm up. mountains of grey, slushy street snow are melting, our backyard is draining, the windows are rattling because of the strong winds that always precede a significant weather change. no brave crocuses yet, but i have a feeling that is coming in the next week. it has been the snowiest march on record for this area of the world. but even us brave clevelanders are saying enough is enough and ready to turn the proverbial seasonal page and move into, something greener, something warmer.

sage is on spring break. so we are weaving, reading, playing spanish bingo, cooking elaborate Indian food, baking chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies and putting away dishes from dishwasher (sage's new favorite thing to do).

the guys are lovable and very hungry. so far today what i've fed them reads like the hungry, hungry caterpillar:
  • a pear,
  • a teething cookie,
  • two slices of ezekial 4:9 raisin bread with butter,
  • rice milk,
  • cow's milk,
  • water,
and i have oatmeal and indian food (potatoes, broccoli, rice in a mild sauce) prepared for their imminent awakening from the mid-day nap.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


i have a dishwasher now.










it's completely revolutionary.

i really don't know what to do with all my time. if you actually use your kitchen for cooking, real cooking whereby you dirty pots and pans and cutting boards and knives of various shapes and sizes, and you have a big family a dishwasher is one of those boons to humanity.

i find myself chuckling mischeviously as i close the door and push the digitized buttons that send a computerized signal to the hot water in my house to start spraying hotly and vigorously. it feels like i am getting away with something.

Monday, March 10, 2008


20 inches of snow.

on top of a few remaining inches from the last winter storm! you can see here that the snow is up to the wheel well of the car.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008


ahhh, winter fun. three boys of my fellow montessori mom alex....and sage (legs in the air).