A Birth Story Featuring Marvin Gaye

There are a million tiny moments that we forget each day. When you mother a little baby, there are a billion tiny moments that are remember-worthy and they pass through your brain, in one ear and out the other. I blame the forgetfulness on the fog of sleeplessness, the tornado of hormones, the leftovers of … Continue reading A Birth Story Featuring Marvin Gaye

We Shall Eat CAKE: Ode To A Man

He's coming home, he's been gone since Tuesday. When he called me an hour ago I shouted "WHAT?!" in his ear, because people were throwing balls at my head and there was urine on the floor. I'm nice like that.So I'll make him a cake. His favorite, only kind. It's white Funfetti and at first … Continue reading We Shall Eat CAKE: Ode To A Man

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

Major News That Matters And A Bunch That Doesn’t

So, since I have started receiving emails asking if I am alive still, I guess it's time to post. Please, don't call the police. Or, um, my emergency contact. I am still here. Alive, and well...alive.I had this poetic post written in my head, but then I fell asleep and forgot the whole thing, so … Continue reading Major News That Matters And A Bunch That Doesn’t

Some Snail Slurps and A Tree Frog

First the children got the cold. Quinten sounds like a chain-smoking waitress in a seedy coffee shop. If Sheldon and Quinten's noses entered the Boston Marathon, they'd come in first and second place. Yes. That's how fast they run. You're welcome.We've been surviving by watching Peter Pan over, and over and over. I yell "Stop … Continue reading Some Snail Slurps and A Tree Frog

Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment

At some point, one must do laundry...it's something you just can't avoid if you want to have clean underwear and fit in with clean smelling society.I had to face my laundry today. I'd done about eight loads and piled it onto the couch, folded the towels, and traipsed off to the park, and then...the grocery … Continue reading Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment

Brown Blobs on my Blog

Since it's Friday, I shall reveal something that one doesn't see every day. TA DA!: You're confused?Wondering what that spiky brown blob is, and wondering why I've put it on my precious, intimate, high quality blog?That my friends, is a picture of two baby itty-bitty hummingbirds nestled up in their nest. Ugly. Amazing. They have … Continue reading Brown Blobs on my Blog