This Moment

This moment.  This bleary-eyed, early morning moment, is only here once. It’s easy to forget, and settle into a routine of wishing.  Sometimes I wish the baby would sleep through the night.   I really wish Sophiapea would get through her latest ‘difficult toddler’ phase. Somehow I wish there was both…

BOOK REVIEW: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book: The Maze Runner by James Dashner Genre: YA, Dystopian Description (from goodreads) “If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”  When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that…

Multiplication and Fractions

Two years.  Two first breaths.  Two bright pairs of eyes.  Two sets of perfect fingers.  Two sets of exquisite toes.  Two brand new smiles–one with dimples, one without. Two is new, for us.                   There are twice as many dirty diapers.  Twice…

BOOK REVIEW: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Book: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Genre: Fantasy, YA, Popular Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch.  It’s gotten her into a few scrapes.  Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary.  But when Sophie attracts…

The New One by Josh and Elizabeth P.

The New One: Klaus Daniel Peterson Est. 4/9/2014 The New One is decidedly cute, and much adored by The First One–both are doted upon by The Mom One and The Dad One, and also by A Grandma One and an Aunt One who have come to visit. Aside from adjusting…

BOOK REVIEW: Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Book: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole   Genre: Historical, literary   In early 1912, a fan from Illinois writes a letter to the little known poet, Elspeth Dunn, who has never left the tiny island of Skye.  They begin a correspondence that spans several years, and  ultimately leads to…

BOOK REVIEW: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini Genre: Historical Fiction   Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker chronicles the friendship that sprung up between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley–a free black woman–during the Lincolns stay in the White House.  A skilled seamstress,  Elizabeth Keckley built a business for herself, fashioning…

Happy Spring!

After six months of rain and nasty cold, it’s still mostly cloudy and chilly to boot, but there are at least signs of life! The walk to the river is turning green, flowers are blooming, fruit trees have blossoms and everything is just pink green and yellow in general. Sophiapea…

Prenatal Fitness: 35 weeks

Well, I’m back to share with y’all what my workouts this week consisted of.  I hit the 35 week mark early on in the week.  As the end of this pregnancy approaches, I’m finding it harder to want to workout, though I never regret it after I’m done.  Friday morning was probably…