My ex-husband died this week. I’m going the serious route today: love, life, divorce, death, and what I’ve learned about grace, forgiveness and strength of character. If you’re here for a craft tutorial, a funny story or a DIY project, I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later or peruse the archives for them. If you want to know what I learned, read on…
What’s been your most meaningful moment during the past year?
I’ve been asked what has been my most meaningful moment over the past year, I have to admit that I was a little stumped. I mean, I’ve experienced lots of moments that have been meaningful… but to pick just one? Should I pick Devin’s graduation day? That’s a big day, right? My first born graduating […]
Am I the meanest mom on Facebook…? (I am pretty sure there are others just like me.)
Before I get to Facebook: I am thrilled that a panel of some of my favorite bloggers judged my Cowhide Dresser as one of the Top 6 entries in Not JUST A Housewife’s DIY Projects of 2011 contest. There were almost 800 entries, so I am pretty darn excited about that! click here for the tutorial Now […]
If my son is 19, what does that make me…?
My eldest turned 19 yesterday. Where does the time go? I started this blog to keep track of the things the kids do. Grant has provided the majority of the blogging material, but I fondly looked over some of my favorite “Devin” posts yesterday… As moms we recognize the milestones like first words and first […]
If my son was my employee, I would fire him.
I thought this problem didn’t exist anymore. We have answering machines, voice mail, texting, skype-ing, instant messaging, email, etc… I thought the days of bone-head kids screwing up my messages were over. I was wrong. I found this note on the kitchen counter when I came home from a meeting last night. Devin (my 19 […]
It’s my blog and I’ll post all the graduation pictures I want to.
My internet was down for two days… It allowed me to ponder the fact that I have a child who is now a high school graduate. Where does the time go? Isn’t he handsome!!!??? It was a big class (786 students) most of whom seemed to be award winning, honor roll-making, superb young adults. Amazing. […]
Happy Mother’s Day, from Wisenheimer #1.
I am still washing champagne flutes and working on my post about Mother’s Day Brunch. In the meantime, I wanted to share one of the Mother’s Day greetings I received…. Yep. That is a tack/push-pin, and the note is pinned to the wall. Any woman who gave birth, adopted, is a step-parent or a mentor/mother […]
The Easter Claus…. Or Santa Bunny… (Either way, it’s all kinds of wrong.)
Scene: My house. My parents stopped in for a quick visit. The boys are talking with their Gramma about upcoming Easter events. Grant: “…And will we do an Easter egg hunt at your house?” Gramma: “Yes! Of course! And what do you boys want the Easter Bunny to bring you for Easter?” Me: “Mom! The […]
And then milk came out of my nose….
Scene: the dining room table. Conner is joking about possible names of his future children. (Let’s hope waaaaaaaay in the future…..) Since their last name is Brown, one would need to be careful about choosing a first name. Conner: “I’m going to name my kid Hash.” Me: “Ugh! Your father just about drove me crazy, […]
Who says my kid is an under-achiever…?
On the same day that Mitch came home with a certificate that he made honor roll, and Conner came home with an honor roll certificate and a “Teacher’s Choice” award….. Devin came home with this award from his chemistry teacher. He said it was because of the second criterion, so I guess it could have […]
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