When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Still here

I thought I'd pop in here and say hello and let you know, in case you were wondering, that yes, I am still alive.  I know I've been uncharacteristically quiet around these parts of late, and I'll assure you that it's not because I have nothing to say.  Life has actually been a little bursting-at-the-seams this month, so it's more of a case of having everything to say and no time to say it in. 

This past week has been especially bonkers.  In addition to the usual busy-ness, and some getting-ready-for-Christmas stuff, there has been some fantastic (volunteering at a Gifted Outreach conference that Will participated in on Monday, and attending an amazing We Day with Noah on Wednesday), some fun-but-tiring (helping the boys and their team all week to get everything ready for tomorrow's full-day Lego League competition), and some downright ugly (acquiring a gigantic and painful bruise on my leg while climbing over a stadium seat one afternoon -- long story -- and noticing last night that there was a puddle of water on our furnace room floor, which resulted in a new hot water tank having to be installed today.  And Mom, you will be proud of me when I tell you that I did not, as is my habit in any situation involving plumbing, yell in a panic, "SOMETHING must be DONE!!" when I discovered that puddle.  Shocking, I know!) 

I'm hopeful life will slow down just a little next week.  We have now at least reclaimed our living room (the gigantic Lego table was returned to its usual home tonight), so there's that.  I plan to return to our regularly scheduled programming around here soon!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a fun little game for a Friday night.  It's called "Can You Find the Cat?".


Yes, that lump is our cat.  She also gets a little frantic (and hides) in situations that involve plumbers.  I know, Maggie.  I know.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Oh my goodness, what a lovely week of exciting adventures (minus plumbing issues) do tell WHERE did you get that gorgeous bedding from (and do you always make the bed so nicely - blush)

    1. It was an exciting week, Louise! (But I must say I was also glad for a peaceful day at home with the family yesterday :) ) The bedding is from Pottery Barn (and I do always make my bed like that -- I'm a bit neurotic that way. ;) )

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    1. Thanks, Liz -- I did! :) I hope your weekend was wonderful as well.