Category Archives: Meme

A Meme

Mama Podkayne over at My Total Perspective Vortex tagged me and now I need to complete a meme where I tell you 6 things that I have never written about myself before. That’s tough! 1. When I was younger I seemed to be a magnet for any perv in the area. At age 9, I […]

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Joan - July 30, 2008 - 7:44 am

I’m not doing the meme but I’ll add: I was flashed a $100 bill by an old man one night while driving with a friend downtown when Commerce St was known for that. We were there b/c we were curious.
We didn’t want to know the sex of our kids. I had it wrong both times.
11 cars! I’ve had 4 in 28 years. I average holding onto them 7 years. I’ve had my current car the longest.

whimsigal - July 30, 2008 - 1:32 pm

You’ve only had 4 cars in 28 years? Wow, that’s impressive! And I remember trying to check out Commerce St as well, but nothing was going on when we went!

Chrissy - July 31, 2008 - 3:21 pm

It is a good thing that you alerted security!

I am only on my 4th car that I have actually owned.I have only been driving for 17 years so I still have time to catch up :)

7 Things About Me Meme

Alison has tagged me for a Meme. I’m going to cheat a little because I did this back in June but nobody was really reading here very much back then so I’m going to use some of the things from that list. These meme’s are always fun and if you read here and want to […]

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Chrys - December 14, 2007 - 11:54 pm

Well aren’t you the one who was born with beauty and brains! I wish I had said just leave a comment so I can click! ::makes note to self, for the next time I am tagged::

Rising Rainbow - December 15, 2007 - 10:50 pm

Oh Geez, your parents were right to be worried about a body bag. You are one lucky young woman everything turned out ok.

Penny in VT - December 16, 2007 - 4:25 pm

Hi there! I just stumbled across your bog and I love it! You sound like you’re having so much fun with your boys despite all the past angst – I would love to hear about how you moved from a traditional school at home approach to unschooling, I am trying DESPERATELY to make that leap more and more (it’s really about faith, I’ve decided – not the god kind though, not at all). I also noticed some areas where we have had similar experiences (I had one of those uncles too… but I never breathed a word – I sure wish I had though, even at 42 I still pay the price, I’m also trying to live greener, and face the same obstacles (such as the money factor) you do) Anyway, thanks for sharing your life, and your photos, you are doing amazing things!

Cheers – Penny

whimsigal - December 16, 2007 - 5:01 pm

Chrys, it’s really just laziness on my part! :)

Rising Rainbow, I actually had a PI run a background check on him before I went. He wasn’t famous but he was a well-placed person socially so it was easy to find info on him. It could have turned out badly, true, but so could many other things in life.

I’m so glad you found your way here and that we have so many things in common. I would be very happy to talk to you about unschooling, too. Frankly, we’re still in the transition stage, more me than the boys. It’s tough to give up all those years of conditioning that we suffered through with our parents.

Please email me at so we talk more about unschooling!


Alison - December 17, 2007 - 4:06 am

Great job!! I love the pic above of the boys with Santa..the look on his face is priceless!!

piscesgrrl - December 22, 2007 - 10:27 pm

1. I love Duran Duran too! Long live 80’s music! I’m gonna go put on my old elf boots now.

2. Wow, you DO love football! Remind me not to have you over on Sunday, cuz then you’ll choose my boys over me and I’ll pout.

3. Will have to check this out to see what’s up.

4. Wow, that’s some story!

5. We all have foods we love that are bad for us. One of mine is Cocoa Pebbles cereal. Shhh!

6. Like #5?

7. Ouch grrrl, get yerself some bubble wrap, and quick!

Beautiful Things

This week has been full of beautiful things. The boys have been surprising me with their observations all week and I just feel compelled to record them here. To some they seem mundane but to me they are evidence that my children are not little drones. They are sensitive, thoughtful people and I absolutely adore […]

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Stephanie - November 17, 2007 - 8:21 pm

This was wonderful to read!
And I’m sure I don’t know what you mean by “not exactly as she imagined”.

I just hoped that we could share some of the beauty in our lives as mothers, and to rejoice in the little things.

This really was really lovely for me to read, and I miss you and our daily connections very much!

whimsigal - November 17, 2007 - 8:33 pm



So glad you were able to stop by. It’s been the weirdest week without communicating with you here.

I’m going to edit the “as she imagined” part because after I posted I went back and re-read the challenge and you said to do it however we pleased. My Bad!

I hope you have been doing well, friend. You are sorely missed ’round these here parts.


Stephanie - November 17, 2007 - 10:54 pm

I was only teasing! I just was trying to say I don’t expect you to do things how I plan them out in my head!
I pretty much expect the world at large to behave as I dictate, but not my friends and family! :)
big hugs back to you.
Miss you sorely.

kalurah - November 17, 2007 - 11:13 pm

Oh, my! I absolutely ADORE “Meet the Robinson’s”. I wasn’t too sure through the early part of the middle. I thought okay, quirky and fun, that’s nice. but by the last 5 minutes of the movie, I was LITERALLY bawling my eyes out. my two year old leaned over and gave me a hug.
I’ve tried to get everyone I know to watch this movie.

carri - November 18, 2007 - 1:38 am

What a wonderful post, Evie.

whimsigal - November 18, 2007 - 4:18 am

Kalurah, like you I cry like a baby at the end of that movie, EVERY time! I also keep trying to get people to watch it. That movie and “Big Fish” would make anyone’s collection a good one.

I get a major case of the sup sups with both of those movies!

Rinnyboo - November 18, 2007 - 4:33 am

I love hearing stories like this!

Thanks for sharing your good times (and the not so good times too) with us.

I am so glad that Stephanie came up with this idea. It really helped me see lots of wonderful moments in my life. I did the meme a couple of weeks ago on my blog too.

Madeline - November 18, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Your posts about Meet the Robinsons have inspired me to rent it. I can’t wait to watch it with my boys. Your boys sound so wonderful. Mine are unschooled but are not always as supportive of each other and non-competitive as your guys. You have uniquely sensitive, sweet boys.

soapchix - November 20, 2007 - 6:47 pm

I love hearing about this process happening in other families! It helps me look closer at the quiet, happy moments in my own life and appreciate them, too!