Category: housekeeping

Sliding into July

June has been a whirlwind, so I’m happy for things to slow down and ease up. We’ve had two Vacation Bible School sessions, Jackson’s birthday, one soccer camp, one drama camp, a quickie-trip to the beach, Father’s Day celebrations, and one sick husband who is happy to be home and sleeping in his own bed. Summer is scooting by. In… Read more →

When there’s no WiFi

We have power but no internet, which the boys find most confusing. Doesn’t WiFi just exist, you know, in the atmosphere? This winter weather has turned us all upside down. We were already a family that spends a lot of time together, but… We’d be okay with a little space. And WiFi. We’d also like WiFi. Read more →

The hermits emerge

This has been the quietest, calmest holiday season we’ve had in a while, and though it’s allowed plenty of time for LEGO building, football watching, and reading, being in the house for days on end feels a bit hermit-like. We haven’t even gone to the movies, which I was sure we’d do by now. Oh well! Just to prove we’re… Read more →

New phone for Memaw

When Chuck and I finally upgraded to smart phones last year (as in, 2013), I explicitly did not want a simple touch-screen phone. If was going to go “smart,” I still needed a qwerty keyboard. Period. Exactly one year later, my smart phone went haywire and stopping making audible noises. No rings, dings, or whistles. It would vibrate when someone called… Read more →

As I noted in my previous post, I’m currently importing my old Xanga blog to WordPress. Most of those posts were made private in 2010 but I’m slowly re-publicizing them. That means if you are a subscriber, you will likely receive an email every time I make an old post public again. I apologize in advance for how annoying this… Read more →

Home Improvements

We’ve spent the last few weeks tending to home improvements — Strike that. Chuck has been doing a lot of home improvements lately and I’m having a great time seeing the results.  He built an entire headboard/shelving unit for our bedroom and installed two screen doors (one more laborious than the other). Then we got a bug in our pants… Read more →

Major and Top Searches

I love how WordPress keeps track of the top searches that lead strangers to this blog. The three searches that consistently top the list are “jennie creates,” “valium and nitrous oxide,” and “boy feet.” (Which is because of this post.) I love that “boy feet” bring people here. What a riot! But today, instead of “boy feet,” the third search… Read more →

A quarter of a cow

I’m about to make spaghetti sauce. Earth-shattering, I know. We went in with another family and bought half of a cow, who just met an unfortunate death for the benefit of our family. We split the half, so we now have a quarter of a cow in the deep freezer. The Doomsday Prepper in me is pretty excited about this.… Read more →

A Bit of Housekeeping

I revised existing pages on the blog and added new ones, so feel free to explore them at your leisure. Also, I will take a little time off when we move so we can get settled and figure out where everything is going to go. When we moved to Amarillo in December 2008, I was unpacked and mostly organized within… Read more →

Comments – Be Not Afraid

Hello Readers and Mom! I’m so glad you come back every day (or every other day, or weekly, or whenever you think of it), and I appreciate all the feedback I’ve gotten via Facebook and email. However, don’t be afraid to leave comments right here on the blog. I realize it might not be as convenient to do so if… Read more →

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