Monthly Archives: December 2010

wait in hope. 7

I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the way everything slows down for us. This year, as we are on Labor Watch 2010 (please come soon, little one), things are even slower than usual. The Christmas snow is still blanketing the ground, though our road is as clear and dry as can be. […]

little tree by ee cummings 1

little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool bark and hug you safe and tight just as […]

To whom it may concern, December 2010 edition 13

Dear Jehovah’s Witness people knocking at my door, Here’s the thing. It does not make good sense to visit houses of people who obviously celebrate Christmas and tell them that they are Doing It Wrong. Especially since what you have to offer is, frankly, unappealing. I happen to like celebrating holidays. I don’t really care […]

dripping wax. 4

Church candle on black by KOREphotos. Shared under a Creative Commons license. Last night we went to the Moravian Lovefeast at our church. We aren’t Moravian, so I guess this means we are good at borrowing other people’s traditions and co-opting them for our own purposes. I like the Lovefeast, the simple meal (love buns) […]

heroic. 7

I am sorry to be the one to have to tell you this, but growing a person is hard work. I come home and sometimes I can read a little, but mostly my brain is in blerg mode. Which, of course, makes it sound like I have the attention span to watch TV. Decidedly untrue, […]

simple gifts. 6

I do cry easily now, mostly because of how tired I get. The sleep, it is not happening. And, please, don’t tell me that my body is just getting ready for the lack of sleep once Atticus gets here. As someone astutely observed this past week, you don’t go on a diet to prepare for […]

snow day. 2

I like the other shot better, but Mike wasn’t here to take it. And he liked this one. You’ll note that the sweater closes in quite a different place.

Good things in November. 5

I started November with this picture of my belly, taken on Halloween. I wore that sweater again on Monday. Let’s just say that it doesn’t fit quite so well. Everyone at work kept saying, “You really popped over the holiday!” It wasn’t because I ate too much turkey, sadly. My boy is just getting so […]