Monthly Archives: November 2009

Do you take good care of your health?

I am still shocked and saddened by the news that Anissa Mayhew, one of the writers here, suffered a stroke. I’ve been sending thoughts and prayers her way. It’s gotten me thinking about my own health, I have to say. I spend so much time caring for Max (who had a stroke at birth) that…

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Magic Marker Monday — Turkey Leftovers…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back… Did you have a happy Thanksgiving? We did! We found the inspiration for these little…

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Thankful

I asked the kids to give me a list of what they are most thankful for. What follows are their lists. Mind you, I do have a running commentary in my head as I share these with you. But alas, I will keep my comments to myself. Isaiah presented a list of 1-10 on one…

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Thankful for each day

Today, I am thankful for my friends and family, and I am worried. Yesterday, our dearest family friend fell during a bike ride, broke his leg, and hit his head. He is in the ICU of a local hospital. He is unconscious (the doctors want him that way since he has a breathing tube) and…

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Leftover Children

Leftovers – lots of leftovers – turkey, gravy, yams, stuffing, green beans, rolls. One of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner is having leftovers for the next few days. One of my favorites is a hot turkey sandwich – leftover turkey piled high on leftover yeast rolls and then covered in leftover gravy. After a…

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Special Exposure Wednesday

    Love is a brother and a balloon on a Sunday afternoon. This pair are celebrating their fourth birthdays on Monday. I can hardly believe that they were once tiny little things. Got something beautiful to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday.  Please remember your comment love at each link…

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We are thankful

I have been dealing with a sick little girl since Thursday. I have a very clever post about trips to the emergency room, but my brain is fried from waking up every four hours to dose tylenol. Instead,  in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I asked my kids what they are thankful for. Fluffy is seven and…

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Thing # 1,387,902 I have to do for my son

Ok, not really—it only feels that way. I went to visit Max’s school on Friday to discuss his Dynavox with his speech therapist. My husband and I find it really hard to navigate, and Max isn’t so hot to use it on weekends, either. (At school, he does fine navigating the “classroom” category.) We’re going…

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Magic Marker Monday — Learning About Layers

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back… We’ve expanded to tempura paints and have been learning some new skills: Taking care of…

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The “R” word

Matthew and I were at Best Buy shopping for CD’s (he wanted to buy REVOLVER and The White Album.) He saw an entire rack of Beatle CD’s and ran over to it gleefully, bumping into another customer-hard. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” said Matthew earnestly. “What are you, a retard or something? “yelled the customer. “I…

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