Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Guess What?

Aimee knows that if I ever say to her, "Guess what?", something fun is about to happen. Sometimes, when she gets a bright idea about what she wants to do, she'll say, "Guess what? I want to....go to park today".

So... Guess what? I start school today! I am so deeply grateful to my wonderful family that is being so supportive. It is really humbling to have people willing to sacrifice so much of their time to take care of the kids so that I can work on achieving my long held goals. Thank you.

Monday, May 26, 2008


I'm going through some changes.

I'm thinking that change happens a bit more frequently when you choose to live life intentionally. Maybe not for everyone. For me? Yes. I am in evolution.

I'm hoping for courage and confidence. Some things are easier when you have the support of loving friends and family, and I'm learning to accept it freely, with gratitude.

Other things have to be done alone, and it seems so much harder that way, but that is just the way it has to be... for now anyway.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sign of the times

I've been really busy, so blogging has been light. Things are good. Our summer calendar is already half full.

I usually write all my introspective stuff in the early pre-dawn hours of the morning. I've been enjoying my sleep lately, so nothing profound has found it's way onto this website in a while, but I'm working on it.

I've had an unhealthy obsession with politics and the immigrant experience. I hate it, but the subject always seems to haunt me, even if I try to avoid it.

I'm trying to make our household more eco-aware. Recycling more, buying products with less harmful chemicals. A trip to the ER last week from a bad reaction to some cleaning chemicals has me thinking that maybe my kids shouldn't be breathing in harmful fumes.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Congratulations to my youngest sister, Stephanie for graduating from Indiana University with a double major (?) in International Studies and Spanish. It is not surprising to me at all that she graduated in 4 years (most people don't do that anymore) because she is wickedly smart and super competitive. It seems like just yesterday she was graduating high school and we were at her college orientation. Time has gone by so quickly and she has been able to experience so much without getting distracted by life, as so many do.

We are all super proud of her and excited to see what good things life has in store for her.

Thursday, May 01, 2008


What luxury to be a middle class stay at home mother and go through periods of discontent. I recently came out of one. It is a natural season in the year's emotional cycle of the SAHM. Some wish for more stuff, others yearn for the stress and praise of corporate life; for me, sometimes it's both. That season ends and enters in a new time of gratitude. My healthy children, appreciative husband, loving family, modest home, living within our means, being in touch with what it means to be in relationship with God; while I survey these things, a great sense of humility and responsibility descends on me. To be born in this time, to live in this land of plenty -- it just seems like a waste if it isn't shared.

I would like to simplify, downsize, take smaller bites and savor each thing intentionally.