Monthly Archives: October 2007

Poetry Corner

Everyone has experienced an event so earth shattering that it changed their lives. I experienced such a thing the summer before my junior year of high school. There was a boy who lived near me, he was quite troubled, and I had such a crush on him. He was sweet but he came from a […]

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Stephanie - October 14, 2007 - 7:09 pm

Love this post.

Sometimes the best way to reach others is through darkness – and especilly helpful to another that is in pain.

Rinnyboo - October 14, 2007 - 8:06 pm

Well you know, Evie, that this subject is one that is on my mind all the time. I have had lots of dreams about my brother and I still don’t have the answers I want. I too hope that your boys (or anybody else’s!!) never have to go through anything like this.

I am 30 and haunted by it all the time (sorry this turned into something about me).

Thanks for sharing your story.

whimsigal - October 14, 2007 - 8:18 pm

Oh my god, Marin. How self-absorbed could I be?? I didn’t even think about how you might feel when reading this entry. I’m sorry I didn’t post a warning or send you an email or something.

While I cannot even begin to fathom what it’s like to know how it feels when you lose a sibling this way, I know how I felt when my friend died and that’s why I empathize with you like I do. It’s so incredibly tragic and I’m sorry I didn’t give you a heads up first.


whimsigal - October 14, 2007 - 8:19 pm

Hey, Steph. I’m glad to know you enjoyed the post. It’s weird how some memories are so vague and others are so clear you can almost see, touch, and smell them. That’s how this one is for me. Still so incredibly vivid.

Random Conversations

In the car after visiting Game Stop, Iain’s favorite video game store: Iain: Momma, If I had brought my money from home I could have bought that Wii game that I wanted right? “Cause I had $55 at home and $20 with me at the store. Then I would have had $75. That would have […]

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Stephanie - October 12, 2007 - 3:47 pm

:) me too

Fall Crafts

Big, big thanks to my friend, Carri, who put together a Fall Craft Package and for a few pennies offered them up on her website. What a fabulous idea! The boys were really excited when I told them about it and today we got started collecting some materials and had a great day in the […]

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carri - October 11, 2007 - 11:40 am

You are most definitely welcome! I’m thrilled to see how much fun ya’ll had out there.

We don’t have much in the way of beautiful leaves around here this year either. It really took some hard work to find leaves that Catelynn and I wanted to use. Chloe, on the other hand, was perfectly happy with the dried up dead leaves on the ground.

Madeline - October 11, 2007 - 2:05 pm

Love the santa picture.

whimsigal - October 11, 2007 - 2:50 pm


I love your blog and am incredibly jealous that you are an organic farmer. That is really cool. I want to start an organic garden but I kill everything (plant-wise) and am terrified to even attempt it.

Thanks for your comment!