Six for Saturday

Hey y'all.

01.) Annelise's science fair project, the final leg with the completed logbook and display board, is due this coming Thursday. My goal is for her to wrap it all up with a bow tomorrow, or at least have the bulk of it finished and ready to be glued to the board.

Her goal is to not.

We shall see who wins.


I am really, really trying to bury my controlling tendencies and allow her creative juices to flow so that it reflects her and not me (or Scott, but he did help her create bar graphs on the computer) yet still be neat, somewhat polished and cute.

02.) Are y'all watching The Bible series on the History Channel?  (It comes on Sunday nights and if you've missed the first two episodes so far you can still catch up, so set your DVR.)

We are loving it! The producers are doing a great job bringing the major stories of the Old Testament (so far we're through David) to life with mostly accurate depiction. Seeing it acted out takes the stories we've read to a whole other level and imprints them differently on our brains and our heart AND it's making for some really good family conversation as well.


03.) And on another TV note, we are a little late to the Duck Dynasty party, but are hooked on the Robertsons just the same.

They are a hoot! We love their quirks, although some of the wild game skinning (nekked squirrels anyone?) grosses me out, but most importantly we love how they share a positive message about family  values, God and Jesus (some things slip past the editors--YAY), old-school truths (Phil) with plenty of crazy redneck fun (Uncle Si and the rest of the gang). I don't know if I have a favorite character, I like them each for different reasons.

I love that Si carries his own jug of tea and a tupperware glass (we totally had a set of those, did you?) (in one episode he said he's never without his tea and his bible, love that).

Happy, happy, happy.

04.) Annelise took a short video yesterday of how she *redecorated* her room but then told me not to put it on my blog. I'm honoring her wishes (good mom pat on the back), but it was really cute. She's been collecting oodles of animal posters from her National Geographic Kids' magazines and decided to plaster her room with them along with a few from One Direction (gasp!) and Lego.

She said she used a whole roll of tape.

I believe her.

05.) In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I painted my nails Mojito Madness (a minty green polish by Essie).

And that's about as much effort I'm planning to put toward St. Paddy's.

Well, that and I changed out my lovely subway art frame.
(That was a FAB birthday gift from my girlfriends, it's filled with different subway art photos, one for almost every holiday.)

And we need to buy some Lucky Charms.

What? Are we going overboard?

06.) I noticed I only had 7 blog posts last month and it hurt my heart. I miss blogging regularly and documenting not only the big events but the ordinary miscellany of life too. I don't know, I talk myself out of blogging some things because Annelise is older now and not only does she read my blog she doesn't want some things blogged about, and I need to respect that of course.

But I hate not documenting more of my thoughts (both superficial and deep), being real (you know, the good, the bad and the ugly) and telling more of my story without worrying how I come across (I tend to over think things).

Not that I plan (or even want) to blog every single day or feel pressured to do so, but I'd like to blog more than once a week (not that it matters but it does serve as an outlet for my jumbled brain as well as a record of, well, me).

And speaking of blogging, I always appreciate y'alls comments (but don't feel pressured to comment or anything, but it's nice to know y'all are out there from time to time just the same). I apologize for being hit or miss about replying to comments, although lately I've been trying to reply within the comments, especially to a question, although I must admit it still feels like I'm talking one-sided. In the past I tried to respond to comments through e-mail, and I still do from time to time, but not everyone has an email address attached to their comment (like a no reply blogger address) so it doesn't always work.

But I like to reply when I can, especially if someone asked a question or I need to clarify something, but wither way, it's nice to know you've been heard.

So now I'm curious (not that I get a lot of comments anyway), but do you expect a response if you leave a comment on someone's blog? Do you prefer e-mail or comment replies? Or do you care, like if you get one, hey, that's nice but you're fine either way?

Okay. Thanks.

Happy (happy, happy) weekending, y'all!


  1. This is Heather's Aunt Jody and I love reading your blog. I don't expect you to comment on my "comment", and I think you do a wonderful job of letting us learn about your life without getting too personal! ha! You've sent me to look at make-up, clothes, and books. I love to read! Keep up the great work!

  2. I think about the comment topic all the time. I love, love comments but feel good just the same when someone only leaves a comment sporadically but says they are still reading my blog. I'm hit or miss about replying, too, and it does make me feel sorta bad. I don't want anyone to feel like I ignored them. Some people can blast out replies with ease, though; I'm not one of them. Life is too busy!

    On another note, I love the subway art frame.

    1. I agree, it's definitely nice to know people are still reading even if they don't comment.

  3. Sometimes I feel like the posts don't always require a comment. Just thoughts going out there, not really needing an answer. If a question is asked that I have an answer for, sure, I'll answer. I don't necessarily expect a reply to my comment though.

    1. Yes, I read lots of blogs I NEVER comment on yet always enjoy reading and then out of the blue I'll read one and feel moved to say something--but not expecting a reply. At best I'm a random sporadic commenter. :)

  4. Hi Holly,
    I love reading your blog, as I have commented a few times. I guess an email would be my preference. I have start to a blog, but would rather you post a response to an email, I think I would have to get you one, because the one attached to my started blog isn't the one I use all the time.

    Love how you keep it real. I wish I could remember how I found you in the first place. It was probably through one of the other blogs I read. I remember being really curious about your running journey..and thinking she is in 40's and starting running. (I hope I have that right?)

    Anyway..love the stories about your daughter, love hearing about your lastest reads, finds, excursions. As I have said before, I could totally be friends with her in real life. Okay..I'm babbaling! Glad you can at least see a bit of me on Facebook and Instagram. Take care, Sue

    1. Thanks Sue! I'm glad I come across as *real*, I never want to slant too far one way or the other--at least not enough to form a pattern--but yet document my ordinary life stuff as authentically as possible.

      I was in my late 30s, like 37-38 when I first started running regularly. My 40th birthday present to myself was to run the Marine Corps Marathon in DC (in 2008). I guess it's NEVER too late. :)

  5. I love getting responses, via email ideally, but since I am the worst at responding to my commentors, I don't feel bad when I don't get one. I also want to blog more regularly, so I must make it happen. Going to Blissdom this week and hoping for renewed inspiration.

  6. I totally get that about the kids not wanting to be blogged about! maybe see if she ever wants to do a guest post?

    1. Ooh--guest post--she might eat that up! :)


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