• fall,  home life,  kids,  school,  the fam,  Throwback Thursday

    It’s that time of year again {Throwback Thursday}

    I was at Wal-Mart a week or so ago and saw that they had changed out the seasonal area in the front from patriotic July the 4th stuff…to school supplies. I have one child who will be excited for new binders and pencils and such, ready to get back to a routine that allows her to see her friends everyday. I have another child who, well, would just as soon go to work with me. The one bright spot for him is that it is time for a bigger backpack, and the camo one he wanted should arrive any day. I don’t think my children appreciate the arduous task that…

  • hubs,  kids,  new orleans,  the fam

    In which we find ourselves in NOLA…once again

    This time, it was for BB’s birthday. For months, he insisted that for his 7th birthday, rather than a typical birthday party, he wanted us to take him to New Orleans. Specifically, he wanted to go to the zoo, swim in the hotel pool, and eat Turtle Soup at Galatoire’s. I had a moment of panic on Saturday morning, as we were getting ready to leave. I knew the forecast was for rain on Friday, and possibly Saturday, in the big easy, but on Saturday morning, I learned there had been some flooding in the French Quarter, with (according to the forecast) more rain on the way. I hate more…

  • family,  hubs,  kids,  the fam

    Bring on the rain

    So there’s been one big question everyone at my house has been asking me lately. “When are you going to post on your blog again?” It’s been a minute, so to speak. I’ve been blogging this month over at Mississippi Women Bloggers. We’ve also had a particularly busy March around the Rogers house. At the moment, among other things, we are consumed with the two big “B’s” in our lives. Ballet and baseball.  Sissy is in the studio two nights a week, studying classical ballet and they are currently in final preparations for the big recital of the year. It seems the hour and fifteen minute sessions are getting longer…

  • blogging,  faith,  not so small stories,  writing

    Did Jesus ever say “Meh”?

    Pondering text, tone, and all the stuff that has gone unwritten Tone It is true that tone makes all the difference in whatever it is that is being said. Or written. Or read. It is entirely possible to use tone without actual sound. Ever gotten an email with “tone”? I have. Most definitely. An email with “tone” can really get under my skin. I shouldn’t be so sensitive. Think about all the texts that we have access to that we could never possibly hope to hear a recording of how they were actually spoken originally. The Bible for example. The sonnets. The great poets. Shakespeare. Seriously, what if we knew…