Posts Categorized: Jane Austen Days-Jedi Knights

Author M.J. Pullen blogs with humor about her life as a writer and working mom raising two padawans with her own personal Mr. Darcy.

And from the shelter of my mind Through the window of my eyes I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets To England where my heart lies. From “Kathy’s Song” by Paul Simon Okay, my heart is actually in Roswell, Georgia, or wherever Hubs and my boys happen to be. But I love that song so much, and  […]

(Little League Baseball: A Love Story, Part 2) Last Saturday was the end of Skywalker’s first full season of little league baseball. His cute little team struggled all season long, with lots of losses and a few scattered wins. At the beginning of the season, many of them weren’t sure how to hold the bat,  […]

I imagine it’s always emotional going back to a place where you spent a healthy portion of your childhood. Especially when you have been away for a long time, and more especially when you have a long, hard history there. That’s how I feel about our family’s (former) farm in rural South Georgia between Pelham and  […]

You know those days? The ones where you are late for everything and your better half is massively helping but he’s late for everything too, and your energy is pulled in a thousand different directions and you’re questioning your sanity for trying to have two jobs and raise two kids and, incidentally, wondering who the  […]

It’s my blog and I can post vacation pictures if I want to… (You’ll look at them, and you’ll like it, dammit.) So Hubs and I lost our freaking MINDS this year and decided that rather than a beach vacation, a Disney cruise, or some other simple getaway for spring break, we were going to  […]

In addition to the mildly inappropriate Baked Brie Larson recipe I posted earlier in the week, I’ve had a couple of requests for the full complement of Oscar food puns from Sunday night. So here they are! Hubs did what passes for a high school engineering project on the Bridge of Fries, which included three  […]

So. The Oscars. Loved them. Loved Chris Rock and Leo and the whole sha-bang. I probably have more to say on this at some point, but for now, let’s talk cheese! If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you already know that my friend Rob and I have been watching the Oscars together  […]

Last Saturday Skywalker participated in his first tryouts for 8 and under little league baseball. He really, really wants to play, and we actually sort of made him talk us into it because of the rigorous schedule (nothing worse than signing on for 3 months, 3 times a week to have your kid whining that  […]

When I said “let’s do something dirty for Valentine’s Day,” this isn’t exactly what I meant… If you have been following me for any length of time (at least a year), then you know that my sweet Hubs is NOT a Valentine’s guy. It’s a holiday made up by Hallmark to make people spend money,  […]

There are lots of things I should realize sooner. It’s a theme for my life in general. But when it comes to kids and special events (especially at school), I am particularly inept at preparing for simple, predictable things. School parties take my B-plus parenting average down to a C-minus. There are Valentine’s parties at both boys’ schools  […]