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In which Archer potty trains himself & Jude gets poison ivy

Internet, I’m pretty sure that God has an enormous sense of humor. This is evident in many ways but perhaps best of all in parenting. For example, there was firstborn Jude who was and still is pretty much an easygoing kid. He was easily corrected when he was little (despite that one time when he
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This is 36.

Internet, if I’m being honest and real and allowing myself to share the truth, I spent my thirty-sixth birthday alternately sobbing and feeling sorry for myself. The phone rang with so many lovely well wishes and yet all I could think when someone said “Happy birthday! Hope it’s the best one yet!” was “How could it
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Mercury in retrograde?

I have never before in my life believed in mercury in retrograde, but this weekend had me scratching my head in doubt.  Alternate title for this post: Adventures in Eufaula, Vol. MCXCMLIII (see previous versions including The Rodeo and Babies Deserve Lollipops Too). I needed to run down to the lake house for a quick overnight
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Easter at Carlton Landing 2017

No major news to report here, other than a nice long weekend spent doing tons of little home improvement projects and taking plenty of naps on the porch swing.  Most of the home improvement stuff was related to the One Room Challenge, so I’ll report on that later this week. But in the meantime …
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