The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sick and tired

of being sick and tired. :)

We've been battling illnes here in one form or another for far too long this season. I put my foot down this morning and declared that there will be no trip to South Big City. Really, only one child is fussing-Tink, who is my social butterfly. We just need to step back and let healing happen. I've not been as observant as I needed to be and now we've relapsed to some form of the cold or another. Garlic and tumeric to the soup today.

The patio door was frozen shut this morning. It's a battle we fight every winter. The snow comes, moisture gets down in the tracks and the door freezes shut overnight. It's not a huge issue-the laundry room has a door also. It's just a matter of inconvenience.

I can't believe I lapsed on my standards. When we last went to the library, I didn't pay attention to the fact that Pickle had taken The Polar Express for her weekly movie check out. I usually put my foot down and say no Christmas movies until Thanksgiving. We've now watched that movie every day for the last week. And they wonder why I say no Christmas movies until the season.

I'm debating on a Jesse Tree over a Christmas tree this year. I am frustrated with the commercialism that creeps ever more into other seasons. Local stores here had Christmas trees in the aisles before Halloween. It angers me that the reason we celebrate Christmas is set aside-quite often, even by Christians.

Mellow day here-more garlic, ginger, elderberry and astragalus for the children.


  1. i am so with you on the commercialism of Christmas. And then they fuss and fume over having a nativity set on the courthouse lawn? Why do they think we celebrate Christmas. In the larger town near us, they have changed the decades-long Christmas program into the Seasonal Celebration! It makes me sick!!
    Can you elaborate on the Jesse Tree? i think you did that last year, didn't you?

  2. I'd like to know what a Jesse Tree is too.

  3. You got it! I'll do a post on the Jesse Tree!

  4. O.k. I just found this blog. LOL Is this a 2nd one, new ones, or what?? I'm saving it in my blog list. :-P