I don’t do hospitality well.

I could give all sorts of reasons. With 6 children, the house is always a bit of a mess. And as a single mom (in early childhood education, no less, and currently on disability!) I don’t really have the finances to fancy things up.And I’m not good at keeping things neat anyway. I’m not a very good cook. I don’t have a great sense of home decor and I’m not terribly crafty. I don’t feel like I’m very good at being a hostess. I have trouble keeping things tidy, most because it’s just not very important to me. And I’m an unrepentant introvert, which means I don’t really have a strong motivation to do any of those things.

Matilda the Musical Poster
Posts are probably going to be a little slow coming up here, but we have been continuing with our Summer of Musicals. We’re finishing up with Hamilton on the 4th of July. I’m currently trying to find out how we can watch 1776, but according to Can I Stream It? it’s only available through services I don’t have, so we might just be watching youtube clips. There’s enough on youtube that I plan on 1776 being our musical this coming week, and after that I think we’ll do Newsies.

revolting children

We are revolting children…
Living in revolting times.
We sing revolting songs
Using revolting rhymes.
We’ll be revolting children,
‘Til our revolting’s done,
And we’ll have the Trunchbull bolting.
We’re revolting!



Stuck in traffic, trying to get Katie to choir rehearsal while competing with the rest of the city of Pittsburgh who were on their way to the Pen’s Stanley Cup victory parade, we had an interesting chat about the meaning of Matilda’s “Revolting Children.”

This is a post I had on another blog. I didn’t want to lose it, so I’m transferring it here.

I’m going to get all theater geeky on you for a moment.

While we were in NYC, I was curious about just what shows I had seen and in what theater. So, I’ve been working on this little list ever since. So, without further ado…

Shows I saw on Broadway…
1989: Meet Me in St. Louis* (Gershwin Theater)



1989: Les Miserables* (Broadway Theater)



Three posts today, and no posts last week. It was a rough week, but we did get lots done.

Sunday was Michael’s First Communion. Except it wasn’t, because in the ELCA, children can technically receive Communion from the time their baptized, so Michael has been receiving since he was around a year old. This was a hard day for me actually, one of the hardest parts of raising Little Lutherans.

This is Michael and his buddy Lukey.

And cake! Everybody loves cake!

Monday was Rosa Parks birthday, and we talked about the life of this wonderful woman.