Whoo hoo!!! Vice Presidential debate tomorrow!!!!

I’ve been really excited about the VP debate on Thursday night. I couldn’t quite figure out why. Then it hit me– my brain has totally melded Sarah Palin and Tina Fey, leading me to have expectations of snark and hilarity that probably won’t come true.

Ah well. Maybe there will be some unintentional funniness. A girl can dream.


Top Ten Signs You Listen to a Lot of Musicals in Your Home

1. You sing “Into the seat you go again, you have to every now and then!” when putting your baby in the mini-van.

2. When one child gets sent to time out, the other starts singing “No one mourns the wicked.”

3. When Daddy goes to work, everyone breaks into an impromptu rendition of the Goodbye chorus from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

4. You can’t bake cookies without listening to “Eating Cookies” from A Year with Frog and Toad.

5. You celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s birthday as a family.

6. Ditto Rogers. Ditto Hammerstein.


Five Reasons to Be Happy on a Sunday Afternoon

1. The three big kids and Daddy are at the Little League World Series Championships.

2. The baby is taking a loooooong nap.

3. I am drinking some fresh brewed iced Tazo black chai tea.

4. There’s a loaf of fresh bread being kneaded in the bread machine and

5. I survived another Sunday in church alone in a pew with a surly nine-year-old, a bouncy seven-year-old, an insane four-year-old and a baby who likes to bounce toys off the heads of the people in front of us while spitting. And I even sang a solo today!


A Return to Normalcy

So, tomorrow we return to a rhythm. We’re supposed to start school tomorrow–don’t tell the kids, but it’s going to be a reeeeaaally easy week!–and I should really be in bed. I feel like all our routines have gotten away from us–mornings, evenings, chores, cleaning, menus,everything! And I’m really looking forward to reigning everything back under control.

The blog is crazy. I keep trying new things and can’t settle on a layout. Or I try a new layout and it turns out there’s something that won’t work. So I’ll keep working on that this week as well.


East, West, Home’s Best!

Oh my goodness, it is sooooooo glad to be home!

We started out on July 27. Every year we get together with a group of college friends for the weekend. They started out as five guys singing together, and grew into a group of 24 with wives and babies and children! We had a wonderful weekend (mostly– details forthcoming about how a weekend of barbershop and gospel led to a new car.)


No feasts… No festivals… No plans… No projects

Why? Because someone moved my date book. *weeps*

Seriously, I can’t live without my date book.

I know all three older children have music camp every morning this week.

I know on Monday and Tuesday, Nick has early intervention “Stay and Play” in the early afternoon.

I know on Thursday, they have a picnic and are performing at a nursing home and on Friday they have a concert.

I’m reasonably certain they have a swim meet tomorrow, but the details elude me.

St Anthony, pray for me! I need that book…