Day 26: The Beauty of Monopoly Jr.

I was minding my own business…wiping counters and sweeping crumbs.  Words swirled around in my brain as though they were begging me to sit down with my laptop and let them all spill out.  I was anxious to get the younger kids settled for the night when Ella, our youngest, issued her request: “Mommy?  Will you … More Day 26: The Beauty of Monopoly Jr.

Day 25: Soul Food

It was one of “those” weeks in the Crabb Shack.  The kind of week where you start off Monday morning with every activity written neatly in color-coded pen in your planner…and by Friday the pages are covered in scribbles and wite-out and things left undone.  All the “unexpecteds” hit like a ton of bricks and … More Day 25: Soul Food

Day 21: “Kaster”

I have an incredibly special friend.  I met her almost 20 years ago while working at a summer camp.  Her name is Kathleen, but she’s notorious as “Kaster-woman” or “Kaster,” for short.  It wasn’t hard for us to get to know each other because she asked me exactly one million questions.  Sometimes they were trivial … More Day 21: “Kaster”

Day 16: Green {Lady Aurora}: Five-Minute Friday

This post is part of my Write 31 Days challenge and also the Five-Minute Friday online community that I participate in each Friday. A one-word prompt is given every Friday and we are encouraged to just free-write for 5 minutes and post it to our blogs without over-thinking or editing. If you’d like to participate, … More Day 16: Green {Lady Aurora}: Five-Minute Friday

Day 14: Life Lessons.

Despite yesterday’s episode, Nate woke up this morning feeling like a million bucks. But his cheerful disposition and appetite weren’t the only things that returned today.  His words were back with a vengeance today…and all the coffee in the world couldn’t prepare my ears to hear all of them. My Nate is sweet, affectionate, outgoing, … More Day 14: Life Lessons.

Day 12: Rain.

I’ve always loved rain.  Since I was a teenager there’s been something about a rainy day that makes me want to put on my running shoes, grab my iPod (or walkman it was called back in those days), and just go for a long, slow run.  I love the smell of damp earth.  I love the … More Day 12: Rain.

Day 10: Busyness.

Lately it feels like all our days are busy.  Between homeschooling, the kids’ sports and activities, and the demands of my husband’s new job it feels like our family is being stretched to our limits.  I can’t remember the last time we had a day–much less a weekend–to relax and catch our breath.  Our days … More Day 10: Busyness.