To Post or Not to Post?

That is the question…

Planned on putting privacy settings up since I didn’t want to completely delete what I had done, but still wondering…


And what of Mary?

Nine months pregnant, riding on a donkey, sleeping on the hard ground.

Does her back hurt?

How does labor begin? Does her water break?

I bet it begins more subtly; tightness in her back, and the slow tightening and release of the womb carrying the world’s Precious Cargo…

Keepin’ it Real

Look at what happened:

The Closet Exploded

I was giving my girls a bath in my tub when we heard a large crash, to which they immediately shouted (all 3, in unison): “I DIDN’T DO IT!”  At first I thought the baby tub had fallen off of the counter behind me (I store it in my tub and set it there while I bathed the girls).  Then I saw it.  My closet was waist height with, well, stuff.  The shelving collapsed, and everything was in a pile on the floor.  We had to get rid of our bedroom dressers when we moved so all of our clothes were either hanging up or in shelves in our closet.  So what you see above is about 80% of what was in there. My husband is in there moving everything out so he can find the parts to hang the shelving back up.  He already patched up the holes–and where have we been sleeping, you ask?  Camping out in front of the Christmas tree, of course!  It’s actually been fun but female hips can only take so much of sleeping on the floor.

You know, the mess wouldn’t be so bad but I have been having to dig through the piles to find anything to wear these last few days, so it only makes it worse!

So, why did this happen?  Is it because it wasn’t a very sturdy shelf or is it because we have too much stuff?  The answer is a little of the former and quite a bit of the latter! Yep, look again at that little shelf up in the picture.  It’s the white thing spanned across the floor from door to window, and then look at EVERYTHING ELSE that that shelf supported.  It was bound to protest at some point!

(I just enlarged the picture and noticed some of the home school books falling out of the bookshelves.  Funny how messes breed!  I didn’t notice it when I waded in there a few minutes ago to give Roland a cup of coffee and snap the photo.)

Shame on You, Obama.

Apparently, the victims and families are NOT in his immediate thoughts and prayers as he states here. 2 minutes and 29 seconds into a 6 minute 20 second speech before he even mentions the tragedy. Too busy giving shout outs and complimenting his staff on the wonderful conference they put together. And finally, at two and a half minutes, his statement on the events at Fort Hood are wooden and insincere. For shame.

Tour My Home

Tour of my home:

View this montage created at One True Media
Tour My Home 10/29/09

The Butterfly House

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Butterfly House Oct. ’09

Mia’s Required Reading List

Twice Freed

So Much More

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

More to follow!