The five stages of shopping grief

I went shopping for work clothes on Tuesday. Because I own basically two types of outfits: church dresses and skirts, and workout clothes. Not because I work out, but because I like to slouch around in workout clothes while I’m working. You get the picture....

It’s happening.

Remember awhile ago I mentioned we had a contract on the old house? It’s a contingency contract, meaning the buyers have to sell their house first in order for the deal to go through, and frankly we didn’t have much hope of that because we thought their...

Random bits

I think I’m getting somewhere on the dog. If you read my Facebook posts, you might have noticed my dog campaign on there, which Derek followed with a “no dog” picture on his page. Ahem. I had to explain that one to an old guy at church, who thought...
Dog envy

Dog envy

I’ve never thought of myself as a dog person. We had a dog when I was in high school. My mom named her “Katie,” after Katie Luther. All these years later and I’m still fuzzy on the history of Katie, where she came from, and why we ever got her...
News from around here

News from around here

This week Kate started fourth grade. Her school is big–more than 850 students in grades 4-7–but the staff has absolutely gone overboard in placing the kids in small groups, helping them navigate both the ginormous building and their own class schedules,...