Tonight, I’m sitting up on our veranda with some candles, a little wine, and my iPod, playing a Bible study session with Beth Moore.  My hubby recently bought me a little table for only 850yen at a recycle shop — bless him!  He knew how I would love sitting at it, journaling and thinking, which […]


(I just realized that two of my limited number of recent posts are entitled “Whoa.”  But I really don’t know what other word to use to describe my current feeling, so “whoa” it remains.) Whoa. (That may have been redundant and silly, but I couldn’t help myself. (Okay, I’ll stop with the asides now.) I’m […]

Babywise, Part II

When you have a baby, everyone you meet has an opinion, whether it’s natural birth, epidural, finding out the sex of the baby, breastfeeding, scheduling, baby-wearing, the family bed, sleeping through the night, starting solids, immunizations, etc, etc, etc. It’s so helpful to know that others have been there and survived — but my personality […]

The First-fruits

I’m tired — I feel like I need to rest, but other things keep calling for my time and attention. The baby isn’t napping well today. There are two loads of laundry that need to be folded (and since one load has sat in a basket for a few days, there’s probably ironing to do, […]