Thursday, January 29, 2009


I've recently reread Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.  

I like this book.  

I'm especially intrigued by the format of it.  The story is told through a series of letters (epistles) in which, as the book progresses, more and more letters (alphabetic) are left out.  I like the story.  I like the made up words.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Last weekend, the Professor and I had a date.  

We put the children to bed and put in a show, the first episode of Jeeves and Wooster.  It was delightful.  I've enjoyed P. G. Wodehouse's books, and this captured their flavor for me.  Thoroughly fun and short enough to fit in after bedtime, I think I have a new favorite.

Monday, January 26, 2009


This is what we've woken up to the last two days.  You would think we would miss the sun and warmth of last year.  I hear they have beach weather now.  But the children are ecstatic.

Young A thinks there is nothing better than tromping through large "mountains" of snow.  Miss E asks each morning for a long-sleeved shirt and long-sleeved pants.  I enjoy the clean beauty of living in a Christmas card, as my mother says.

But the poor Professor.  He's the one who gets to shovel, and shovel, and shovel.



I'd like to introduce you to my companions.  

This is my husband, the professor.  We've been married for 7 years.  He encourages me in my various pursuits.

This is Miss M.  She is certain she is quite grown up at 6.  Currently, horses are the rage.

And over here we have Young A.  He is 4, soon to be 5.  He is a bit reserved, but he will warm up over time.  At the moment, the marble towers are vying with the trains for his affection.

I'd like you to meet Miss E.  She splits her time between caring for her baby and building with Young A.  She has recently turned 3.

This is Young M.  He has turned a bit mischievous as of late.  His favorite pastime is to imitate the elder three or to corner me with a book.  He will be 2 within the month.

And finally, there is myself.  My name is Rachel.  I enjoy a variety of things that I will share with you as time goes on.

I hope you enjoy your time here.