Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

I don't even know what to tell you.Surprisingly enough, I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. I don't know if it's because my cupboard project has come to a standstill because my sore wrist doesn't let me hold the sander, or because I have fifty million things to do for the party, or because I feel … Continue reading Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

The Love Affair In My Living Room

You should know that my children never sleep through the night until they're 9 months old.Even when he's sleeping (finally) he has his hands on the exit bars.Tobin has, for the first time in his career/life, slept through the night until 4 a.m. There has been much rejoicing. There has been much sleeping. Everyone is … Continue reading The Love Affair In My Living Room

The Cat Is Dead, Absent From The Body But Not From The Head

I've been under the weather lately, and aren't we all? Especially when it rains. There's no getting over rain. There's only under it. Unless you have an airplane, and I don't.In any case, let us all take a moment to be thankful for antibiotics.So things have been busy, because if you're under anything (especially weather)¬†and … Continue reading The Cat Is Dead, Absent From The Body But Not From The Head

Dr. Claw And The Longest Post Ever

For many years I've longed after a cat for my own possession.I've always liked cats, having fond memories of Pookie Flower, the not-so-brilliant Siamese that I grew up with. She wasn't the friendliest of animals, but she had glamour. And mystery. Glamorous mystery. Plus, my mom ended up pulling kitty litter duty, so all my … Continue reading Dr. Claw And The Longest Post Ever

The Diminutive Cat Enthusiast

Every self-respecting farm needs a cat population. A self-respecting farm cat must be a good mouser, climb trees, tolerate dogs, and enjoy eating discount bulk cat food. A farm cat's lifespan depends on wisdom, a little good fortune, and an aversion to wandering after dark.My son loves cats, but maybe that's because he hasn't discovered … Continue reading The Diminutive Cat Enthusiast