Well, today is the first day in a while that hasn’t been nice out. It is cold and rainy. We needed the rain, though, it had gotten pretty dry. Dad sowed the crescent day before yesterday and it had rained a little that night, so with this rain anything that is going to sprout at …

Pastiche

written 3/18/06This morning as I was giving the girls their breakfast, and telling them I needed to sit and feed Johann, Julie asked me “Mama, how do you make his food?” “My body makes it.” “Yes, but how?” As I walked away to tend the baby, I hurriedly explained. “Milk ducts inside me make it.” …

Joyful Noise

A Joyful Noise Hark what angels hear;A voice, raised in song,Peals of praise to Him.Perfect beings above listenPausing in their perfect songTo hear the earthly heartLift her voice to heaven. They marvel at her gift,For their own song may beFlawless before His throne,Hers is infinitely more preciousAs hers is sung by choice. She has the …

We’ve had an exciting couple of days… Johann is pulling himself up to stand in the crib! He got up there, a little wobbly, and gave me this great big grin, like “see what I can do?” He stood there and I cheered for him for a couple of minutes, and then he fell over …

If a poem is a snapshot of one’s soul, then these are pictures of my emotionally turbulent late-teens. JewelsWhen I am dead and goneOthers will not know meNot know my dreams, my fancy.What was in life a brilliant jewelWill but faded glass be. I regret it never,Because I know what will be.Another my pity what …

Grandma Lily’s Ground Beef Stroganoff I am making this tonight, and it is bringing my Great-Grandmother to mind. She died a few years back, at the grand old age of 107, and I am so glad that we made it out to visit her with Glady, and had a five-generation picture done with her. This …