feeding the family · finances · food · recipes

Piano Payment #4: Sean’s Mom’s Lasagna

When I first attended graduate school, it was at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I was far from home for the first time, and I was enrolled in a brand new MFA program. There were four of us in the program, and since we spent about ninety ┬áhours a week together, we became fast… Continue reading Piano Payment #4: Sean’s Mom’s Lasagna

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Piano Payment #3: Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

Well. We missed three weeks of piano lessons in a row due to illness. Our teacher’s family had strep and the flu, then we had strep, then they had strep again. Finally, last week, we got to return to our normal schedule. Yay! Miss A said her kids are really enjoying my cooking, which is… Continue reading Piano Payment #3: Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

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Piano Payment #2: Beef Vegetable Soup

We had our second piano lesson last week. It makes me chuckle, because unlike gross motor skill things like soccer, this is proving to be…challenging for our young man. He is already frustrated that he cannot magically play the songs we sing at church! Anyway, I “paid” this week with beef vegetable soup and cornbread… Continue reading Piano Payment #2: Beef Vegetable Soup

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Piano Payment #1: Breakfast for Dinner

Little Man began piano lesson last week. We have been considering starting him in lessons, as he LOVES music, claims he wants to be a worship leader when he grows up, and he desperately wants to learn to play the guitar. I believe the first instrument any child should learn should be the piano, so… Continue reading Piano Payment #1: Breakfast for Dinner

being a girl · family · fear · feelings · food · scary stuff

The Blahs….

I have the blahs….perhaps even mild depression (?). This is probably not going to be an uplifting post, nor am I looking for oodles of comments. Just need to organize my thoughts! I have a migraine. Yuck. It’s hard to have a migraine and a child. I imagine once he’s more mobile it’s only going… Continue reading The Blahs….

food · Little Man · Mother's Day

Four Months (already!) and Mother’s Day

Today Little Man is four months old. Holy cow!! Where has the time gone? Stats (for those interested in such things): 27 3/4″ long (off the charts – I’m so proud!) 15 lbs 4 oz 16 3/4″ head He’s eating 5 ounces every three hours. EVERY three hours. Around the clock. BUT…tonight…we get to start… Continue reading Four Months (already!) and Mother’s Day