Our New Toy

I’m in love. Totally and completely head-over-heels. Don’t worry, Havarti knows. He’s just about as infatuated as I am. Check out these beauties . . . No, I’m not talking about our children, though they are, of course, the main …

Musical Kids

It’s been a lot of fun watching the kids’ musical abilities unfold. The Muse has wowed us with the violin, as well as the piano and pretty much any other instrument you put in her hands. And Dolittle has been …

Another Year

We’ve been going back and forth these past few months about when we want to move out of the in-laws’ house. We’ve been here more than a year – wow, that went fast. And it’s gone very very well. So …

The Urge to Purge

I’m not sure if it’s the season or the fact that we had planned to be moving out of Javad’s folks’ house before now, but I’m in the mood to get rid of things. Looking around our schoolroom in the …

Disneyland

Just gonna gloss over the fact that I haven’t blogged in ages . . . We went to Disneyland at the end of April, followed by a few days in Bakersfield to celebrate my gorgeous grandmother’s 85th birthday. There were …

Twilight

I rarely read fiction. Sometimes I wish I read more, but then I remember once I start why I don’t do it all the time. I CAN’T STOP. I started reading the Twilight saga over Christmas break, and six weeks …

Earthquake

At 4:00 this morning Javad and I were rudely awakened by the earth shaking our house. Nothing like that adrenaline rush you get from something jolting you out of a sound sleep. Thank God for the Internet. Our first thought …

Sweet Sister Moment

Yesterday, The Muse got a paper cut in the family room and wanted a Band-aid, which were all the way in the upstairs bathroom. Considering the fact that this was the 150th interruption of my work time (which had just …