Archives for January 2013

Sun flare/Haze: Theme Thursdays

Theme Thursdays Cari is hosting Theme Thursdays, beginning today.  If you are an amateur photographer, you should join in, no blog necessary!  Click over to her place to learn the details.Today I was lucky enough to get sun flare in the morning and haze in the evening.  Fun! I think technically I was supposed to […]

Homeschool Resources for Lent, part 1

Can you believe it’s almost Lent?  Two weeks from today is Ash Wednesday?!  I mean, I just cleaned up Christmas a couple of weeks ago!  Heck, I just found Nativity Baby Jesus #1 yesterday (in a purse, in the playroom) and Nativity Baby Jesus #2 is still MIA. Nevertheless, the liturgical calendar marches on.  Being […]

Vote for me!

The moment has arrived.  The blessed, long anticipated moment wherein I announce my nominations  for my Emmy Grammy GoldenGlobe People’sChoice Bloggy Sheenazing Awards!  (If I win, I get to post this ridiculously awesome graphic (below) on my sidebar.  Do you see how sad my sidebar is without that graphic?  Do you even CARE?)   I […]

Herbal Medicine and a Korean Statue

Mondays are not my, er, best days.  (You too?!! Twins!) As Kevin says, “We’re mourning the weekend.”  This weekend, being my birthday weekend, was particularly difficult to leave behind. Saturday Kevin gave me a few hours to myself.  I grasped them with all the strength of a drowning man to a life preserver. Not that […]

An Infinite and Unbearable Treasure

I am writing my annual birthday post a day early.  50% – um, make that 75% of my kids have a stomach bug and if I am going down on my birthday, it will not be without 1) cleaning my house first (about halfway there!) and 2) writing a birthday bloggity-blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tomorrow is my […]

Gyeongju: Relics from the Silla Dynasty

You know how sometimes you get a really good idea?  To go on a day trip, say?  To a really interesting and renowned place where your children will learn all kinds of fascinating history, and you will get to take beautiful photos?  And then it all works out perfectly and you can’t believe how everything […]

Could I BE Any More Random?

If you read the title of this post (above) with a Ross-Gellar-from-Friends  emphasis then you and I are on the same page.  Welcome! I really have to apologize for the complete ridiculosity you are about to read. (Go away, Spell Check. I can make up words without your permission.  RIDICULOSITY!)  The reason for the apology is […]

Choosing What’s in Front of Me

My Baby Call to me, shout for me, demand my attention. Like a patient parent, I greet your every attempt at communication with encouragement, a funny remark, a gentle admonishment. I take a picture. Somewhere in the background (Beyond your glowing touchscreen) I notice my other children.  Oh, look!  They too are calling, shouting, demanding. […]

Me, according to Facebook

~1~ As I mentioned last week, Jennifer, the Quick Takes Hostess with the Mostest, is very sick.  She is pregnant and fighting to heal some nasty pulmonary embolisms.  Jen (and baby) are home now, but in a lot of discomfort, and will be on bed rest for the next several months.  For an expecting mom […]

Photography for Dummies

Oy, does that title qualify as copyright infringement?   Already?  I’m barely one line into this blog post and already have legal concerns.  Maybe I should write a blog post about Blogging for Dummies with a chapter on how not to plagiarize.  Ack!  Just looked it up!  That book title also exists and now I’m going to spend […]