Author Archive for Megan

Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

the decision to homeschool

As of tomorrow I get to add homeschooling to the long lists of things I don’t excel at. My Helper will return to her Primary School for 1st grade and The Cadet will be shackled to that lovely vintage desk to learn the 3R’s. {there won’t really be shackles but it would be easier if there were} :::CAUTION RANT COMMENCING:::…

sewing a new wardrobe

3 cheers for a 2 month hiatus! Life happens, my attentions were where they needed to be, I feel absolutely ZERO guilt about that. So in my absence The Peanut turned 1. There were carrot cake cupcakes and a 2-day panic from The Cadet’s blood sugar readings being through the roof. Good times. Good times. Next year we will just…

on finally figuring myself out

Just over a month ago I had one of those rare light bulb moments that ends up being life-altering. I figured out that I am in fact an introvert. I’m assuming most people are fully aware if they are introverts or extroverts. My Soldier is a text book introvert. That man lives in his head. Outwardly, My Soldier and I…

the diabeetus and how it’s going

The Cadet celebrating his first 100 blood glucose reading with a couple of Polaroids! It’s been 2.5 months since The Cadet was hospitalized and diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Two months in and it seems old hat. Something about being asked to keep your child alive forces you get a good grasp on the care plan REAL quick. All of…

kelly skirt in nani iro

A few months ago I got pretty frustrated with this post-baby body of mine. {pretty sure every female who has had a child or 3 has been there} Still loosing rapid weight, but hadn’t plateaued yet. Definitely a good problem to have except that the wardrobe that I ♥ so much was all too big. This meant that eventually I…

my pegboard window

Let’s get real for a second. My house is rarely clean. Certain areas of my home might be clean at any given moment but rarely is the entire thing clean. Case in point: This was my sewing closet a couple of weeks ago. Sadly this is part of our bedroom. {obviously I missed the Martha Stewart issue about the bedroom…

the day the cadet’s pancreas broke

2 weeks ago The Cadet {my darling superhero of 4} was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. {ugh} After a couple of weeks of showing some bizarre symptoms (like constant thirst, frequent urination, and rapid weight loss) he ended up in the ICU. I hope and pray that no one reading this ever has to see their child in the ICU.…

quiet spaces

My Soldier has been gone for 3 weeks. I talked to him for the 1st time today. I got to wish him a ‘Happy Veteran’s Day.’ It made my heart happy. I’ve spent 3 weeks not really talking, doing my best impersonation of a recluse. {a recluse with a caffeine addiction and short temper.} In all of my time hiding…

and so it begins

My Soldier left on Monday to start the first of many courses in flight school. So once again he’s gone. And since he is gone, we have resumed a slower pace of life. I make a point to remove all stress-inducers from our life. Keeping busy is not how we thrive when My Soldier is away. Business and I don’t…