Monthly Archives: December 2007

Sanguine

The first time I heard that word I liked it so much I had to go and look it up. It’s a word relating to the color of blood, specifically a ruddiness of complexion. A sanguine (pronounced sang-gwin) individual has … Continue reading

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Rush

When it comes time to pass the baton of musical interests it is always amusing to me when my kids enjoy hearing the pop tunes of my own youth. There’s a new station here that seems to be stuck in … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Froat

Jessie has recently taken up the habit of bedtime prayers. She learned it at Sunday school several weeks ago and it has been our habit ever since. She reminds me every night and we go and kneel by her bedside … Continue reading

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Christmas Dippers

‘Tis a gifting season we’re in right now and there is no greater joy than giving early gifts to the kids. It’s like Christmas coming early when you pull out some preliminary gifts that just seem right for the moment. … Continue reading

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Glass Ceiling

Math has never been my strong suit, but I was irritated recently when my eighth grader snickered at my offer to help him with his. Lisa is the math person in the family, but she was tied up with one … Continue reading

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Bwud

Most of the screams we hear every day as parents are easily ignored; most of them the result of sibling rivalry and “he said, she said” arguments. But, there are others, the kind that come only once in a long … Continue reading

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