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October Sunshine

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”  “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh.  “What do you say, Piglet?”  “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.  Pooh nodded thoughtfully.  “It’s the same thing,” he said. (158)

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne.

October Sunshine

It’s mid-October and Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere–and it’s driving me crazy.  I’ll just be honest, I don’t like Halloween, and we don’t celebrate it.  Costumes are all up my alley, but I don’t have any desire for ghosts–partly a moral issue, and partly because I’m more susceptible to creeps than most people. 🙂

And this year I decided that I was just tired of darkness and ugliness, and I was going to fight them in the easiest way: celebrating sunshine and beauty.

And what better way to celebrate on a story-packed blog than with quotes?  And what is the cheeriest, sunshiniest book on our shelves?  The answer was obvious for me: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.

So, on all the rest of the Thursdays in October I’m going to post a Winnie the Pooh quote, starting now:

“Oo, Tigger,” he said excitedly, “are we at the top?”  “No,” said Tigger.  “Are we going to the top?”  “No,” said Tigger.  “Oh,” said Roo rather sadly.  And then he went on hopefully: “That was a lovely bit just now, when you pretended we were going to fall-bump-to-the-bottom, and we didn’t.  Will you do that bit again?”  “NO,” said Tigger.  Roo was silent for a little while, and then he said, “Shall we eat our sandwiches, Tigger?”  And Tigger said, “Yes, where are they?”  And Roo said, “At the bottom of the tree.”  And Tigger said, “I don’t think we’d better eat them just yet.”  So they didn’t. (229)

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

Tigger and Pooh


When every time you watch “My Friends: Tigger and Pooh” you’re three-year-old says in an it’s-a-good-day-all-of-a-sudden voice: “They’re singing in ENGLISH!” you know you must truly have a Chinese sister! 🙂


Yes, we found it in English.  Two episodes on Youtube:


I feel inclined to apologize about the low quality because we just bought the crazy, super clear, expensive, version. 🙂

A very creative mama set out to meet some requests for costumes the other day:

Michael's Tigger-tail
Michael’s Tigger-tail

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Lu was a bird
Lu was a bird



And, of course, we had to make a bouncing machine.

"Tigger, meet Springs: you're replacement."
“Tigger, meet Springs: your replacement.”
M still thinks his name is Rabbit!
M still thinks his name is Rabbit!

I finally know what’s it’s like to have your little siblings go crazy about a movie! 🙂

Though, actually right now it’s “Cinderella.”  Yes, both of them.  Little brother cried when it was over because he wanted to keep watching.  I love ya, Michael!


We went outside to play in the snow again yesterday and made a dozen little snowmen because a big one wouldn’t hold together with the “kind” of snow we got this time! 🙂  Mom made hot cocoa again!  She’s wonderful!


I started school this week for the first time after China.  The first week has gone well!  I mean, I didn’t get all my subjects done every day, but we usually start slow.  #ILoveHomeSchooling

And, thanks to all your great suggestions, my writing has picked back up: I scribbled out the one-hundredth page in “Searching For His Name” today! 🙂

“At least Mrs. Miller had given him mittens.  Rodden covered his hands and stepped forward.  He sank almost up to his knees.  He scowled at the elven-boots.  At least they kept his feet warm.” –“Searching For His Name,” page 100.


Michael isn’t even favoring his foot anymore, but some of us are still coughing pretty bad.  We would appreciate your prayers still.  Thank you all for responding so well!  You guys give great writing-tips and you’re wonderful prayer-warriors.

Lucy is learning English faster than you would believe!  We can communicate better every day.  We are still watching shows in Chinese though–“My Friends, Tigger and Pooh” to be precise.  We can’t understand what they’re saying of course (except for a few words we’re able to pick out) but you can still tell what’s going on from the visual.  I still enjoy watching it even though I’ve seen a certain five episodes something like a million times! 🙂

Hope you guys are all having a great week!

With You

“…It’s so much more friendly with two.”

-Piglet, Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, page 132

People weren’t made to be by themselves.  They need each other.  Sometimes Life gives you lemons, and we weren’t made to carry so much fruit alone.

Kristoff tried to get out of helping Anna–but she never would have made it without him.

Elsa tried to shut Anna out–but if Anna hadn’t pursued, Elsa would have been killed.

Inigo couldn’t have gotten through the Zoo of Death without Fezzik, and Fezzik couldn’t have made it without Inigo.

And neither of them would have made it into the castle without Westley–but Westley would not have gotten into the castle without them.

The dwarves didn’t want to bring Bilbo at first–but they never would have succeeded without him.

Thorin didn’t want to give Bard gold to help the people of Esgaroth–but Thorin would not have gotten the treasure back without Bard anyway.

Frodo tried to leave Sam–but he never would have made it without him.

Sam almost convinced Frodo not to trust Strider–but they never would have gotten there without him.

First Frodo, then Elrond almost succeeded in sending Merry and Pippin home–but if they hadn’t come Denethor would have killed Faramir and the Witchking would have killed Eowyn.

“Thorin and Co.” would never have gotten inside the Lonely Mountain without Elrond, and the hobbits wouldn’t even have gotten to Bree without Tom Bombadil.

Naomi tried to leave Ruth–but I don’t know how she would have managed without her, and I don’t think Ruth would have gotten so far without Boaz.

Joseph tried to leave Mary–and I don’t think she would have made it alone.

God created Eve the same day he created Adam.  People need people.  We can’t do this alone.  We just can’t.

I need you guys!