Sunday, August 07, 2005


My Letter from Harrisburg for August is available here.

And a few thoughts on Husbands Treating Wounds: when I told a group of my friends about Steven hurting his hand, most of them assumed that I let Paul take care of binding the wounds because they always turn the bloody projects over to their hubbies. Well, honestly, it no more occurred to me to have Paul take care of that injury than it would occur to Paul to have me check out that funny noise in the van engine.

Odd how we divide up the duties without really thinking about it.

Incidentally, I know a woman who raised four children and never once pulled out a sliver. She always had her husband do it. Wow. Can't imagine.

Quote of the Day:
"It doesn't take much to be Emily's knight in shining armor."
--Matt, after Emily saw a huge fly in the pantry and SCREEEEAMED, and he came and killed it


  1. I am one of those who does quite well w/ my kiddos injuries unless Wayne or someone else is there then I kinda feel faint and woozy etc.etc. and walk away leaving them to deal w/ it---I always hoover on the edge of things waiting to give hugs and kisses.

  2. I really enjoyed your Letter from Harrisburg. And love your blog :).

  3. just a minute there. It was NOT a big fly. It was a HUGE bug that looked like a ferocious wasp.