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 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

A DIY Hat of Rubber Bouncy Ball Proportions

There are bleak, flavorless days. The days when you feel extra un-special and mediocre. Everyone is cooler than you. You think perhaps you could improve your cool quotent by getting a better job, or a better shirt, or a better dog/cat/fish/pet-in-general, or maybe not a pet at all. So, you trade your old cat in … Continue reading A DIY Hat of Rubber Bouncy Ball Proportions

The History, Confessions, and Songs of the Busy Bee

In the dark he recites everything he knows. "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. How now brown cow? ELEVENTEEN!"Eleventeen. The number all children seem to know about, the number that goes with training-wheels and string cheese.I sit by him and he sings to me.The song is about minnows, an octopus, and a whale, but mostly just … Continue reading The History, Confessions, and Songs of the Busy Bee

For Saturday Because It Made Me Laugh

He cries out, "TAKE OFF!" and zooms past.  I ask him, "Are you Superman?""Yeah...but no...I don't have the powers.""What powers?""I can't fly," he confesses, eyes to the floor."Oh," I say it surprised. Then I note,  "Superman also has super strength."His eyes light up,"YEAH! If I was Superman, I would fly and be super strong and … Continue reading For Saturday Because It Made Me Laugh

The Lumberjack’s Wife’s Shocking Discovery

Sometimes you stumble across a blog and you just love it, and that is what has happened with me and The Lumberjack's Wife. Taylor always has a way of making me laugh, usually at her expense, but still. I really, really like her. She keeps it real on her blog, documenting life in the middle … Continue reading The Lumberjack’s Wife’s Shocking Discovery

Seriously, What Is Going On Here?

If I had a business card, it would list my occupation as, "Aspiring Napper, Professional Laundress"Get it? Because I'm tired...and I'm doing a lot of laundry. I'm totally living a life that demands a blog update. I haven't really been faithful to blogging lately, but thanks to refreshing ice water and a sudden burst of … Continue reading Seriously, What Is Going On Here?

A Portrait of Humility With A Few Words From A Rat

Charlotte: What does it say? You'll have to read it for me.Templeton: It says HUMBLE.Charlotte: HUMBLE? Humble has two meanings. It means NOT PROUD and it means LOW TO THE GROUND. That's Wilbur all over. He's not proud and he is near the ground.Templeton: Well, I hope you're satisfied. I'm not going to spend all … Continue reading A Portrait of Humility With A Few Words From A Rat

Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!

It's pumpkin time!We welcome Fall with orange pumpkins and yellow hayAnd a toddle through the Pumpkin Patch. Horray!Sheldon is now walking. Usually he is walking and dragging his stuffed bunny by the ear, but I don't have a picture of that yet.Tomorrow we will force him into a Toy Story Alien suit and introduce him … Continue reading Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!