Friday, April 23, 2010

Function: noun. Etymology: Middle English hom, from Old English hām village, home; akin to Old High German heim home

Betty stays with us during the week, as she's not so much of an early bird and getting to our house in time for us to get out the door would be a challenge.

She has her own space here, and basically we get up in the morning, I nurse, then Nick feeds Big J breakfast and plays with and reads to him, and then I put him down for his morning nap, leaving the monitor with Betty.

So Betty gets up every morning to Jordan's wakey-up chirps and babbles.

She and I are going carpet shopping tomorrow, and so she decided it would be easier to sleep here than go out to VA and come back in.

And she said, "You know, I'm starting to feel like this is more home than my house."

"You don't feel like you're stuck here too much?"

"Lisa, home is where you feel good. Home is not where you feel stuck."

I hope that's true for everyone.

Happy Friday, all!


  1. Betty is very wise.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. That's really, really sweet. Happy Friday to you.

  3. I'm gonna be honest I read carpet as casket. I then though oh god. April really is bad for your family.

  4. That's so nice. You're lucky to have her so close and that she's around to spend so much time with your family. I'd love it if my folks lived closer.

  5. Oh, that is a wonderful home routine. Betty is indeed very wise!

    My favorite thought about "home" is the word has meaning as both an origin and a destination. Simple yet it says so much.

  6. Betty got it right. :)

  7. I love this, and I love the fact that you guys make sure that Jordan is surrounded by people that love him. It's a really rare thing!

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  10. Betty's insights are the best. Have a terrific weekend!


  11. I believe it was Mark Twain who wrote: "When I was 14 I couldn't believe how dumb my father was. When I turned 21 I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in seven years." Or something like that. Betty sounds like a wise, wise woman.

    Personally, I've stopped myself short a couple times with the thought "I can't wait to get home," thinking of places I never consciously thought of as home. It's always an interesting experience.


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