Thursday, January 15, 2015


Two nights ago, we were discussing re-incarnation. Caspian piped up in his little-boy squeaky high voice that he wanted to come back as our son. Annaliese agreed. 

Boy, that made me feel like we are doing something right.

We've pressed through our annual change-everything and the cafe is spruced up, in the front, with Dixie's name on it and a fryer in the kitchen. We have fried chicken on our plate lunch special today and homemade french fries and onions rings every day now. It may not be healthy, but it's pretty frigging awesome nonetheless.

Annaliese is seven. Caspian is awesome. Husband is not sickly at the moment, wrapped up with his project, a third of it already rented, and happy in the woods with his chainsaw, fencing the back pasture.

I sowed my first seeds yesterday (cold-weather transplants) and K and I have been playing Uno and rummy like maniacs.

It's a good life.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Merry Belated Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the few downsides of disconnecting the Internet at our house is that I have to blog at work. So clearly, that hasn't happened.

The upsides are many, though. We're playing Uno and rummy and go fish. We're watching (a lot) of old-school movies, on DVDs no less. I swear the days are longer, and who doesn't need more time?

2014 has been a wild year of ups and downs. But it has refined my focus: family, and winning. Those are my goals these days.

The kiddos had an awesome Christmas and New Year. Epically, we watched all three Lord of the Rings movies, the first Hobbit, the second, Hobbit, and we're going to see the third in theaters tomorrow, so our conversations are full of Mordor and Legolas and orcs.

It's been fun :)

Annaliese turns seven on Tuesday. Seven. Seven! I might be freaking out. I always freak out. She's chosen to invite ten or so friends over to the house next Saturday for a pajama pancake party. She wants chocolate cake, with chocolate icing. No problemo, I say to my princess. Anything you want.