Day Two: Waterloo

Our visit to Waterloo was a combination of beautiful weather, an interesting history lesson, anĀ impromptu photo shoot and two hundred and sixty odd steps. Very fun!


Football wasn’t all I did…

A week after my birthday I went on a trip with some really great people. A shopping kind of trip. With some great girlfriend kind of people. And some great mother kind of people. And we had a great time. Can you guess where we went? It shouldn’t be that hard. This is me we’re talkin’ about after all.

If you said “Anthropologie” you were right!

Image Credit: Cheryl

Ah, we went a few other places too. Just a few.

Image Credit: Lillian

What I did for my birthday…

Watched my brother play football and I had a great time! Except for the part when someone tried to sing to me. We won’t say who…


I had class last week at the store consisting of five little girls aged nine to eleven. The following is a conversation I had with one of my students after her brother had exasperated her.

Student: Do you have any brothers?

Me: Yes; and four sisters.

Student’s mouth drops open in shock and surprise. She then puts it back into place and gives me a look of pity. After a few moments she speaks again.

Student: Is your brother… nice? To you?

Me: Yes, he is.

Student: You’re lucky.

Yes, I think I am.

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city…” – Proverbs 18:19

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23


Many of my best friends during childhood were dolls. How I loved them.

I just finished a special order for an Etsy costumer, five sets of hair clips like these. It feels so good to have it done!

First Lesson

I have begun to teach Mopsy to sew with a little help from Mr. Burton Egbert Stevenson.

The Gift of Words

I have always had a kinship with words. Words are important to me. They are how I learn. They are a way to lose myself and become someone else. Words written to me mean a great deal. They are treasured. The words below constitute a small part of something that was written for me by someone very dear. I wanted to share them with you in the hope that they might encourage you as they have me.

“Develop good habits… I am talking about a conscience effort to train yourself to be kind, gentle and caring towards those around you, specifically the family you live with… Sweetness will win you so much more [than harshness]. If you learn it [now], you will not have to learn it (or suffer from not having it) later. It is the key to so much.”

And these from from someone even dearer:

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6:10 (NKJV)