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

Everyday Conversations

┬áToday I had the following conversation with my husband via cell phone:"Hey, there's a package from Amazon on the porch," he said."I know, I ordered it," I answered."Well...what is it?""It's an antler," I replied.Silence."An...antler?" he finally repeated."Yes. An antler."More silence."I just...don't know...why I have these conversations anymore," he finally said, "Okay. It's an antler. Love … Continue reading Everyday Conversations

Summer, I Bid You Achoo!

We travel behind the tomato truck. It's hot, it's August, and the tomatoes are orange. The weeds along the lane are yellow now, crispy and golden like cornflakes.The children fall asleep at the first turn, leaving their mother to admire the wispy cornfields growing green, competing with the walnut trees in the other field. The … Continue reading Summer, I Bid You Achoo!

The Hairless Squirrel, The Wet Shoes, And The Frazzled Mommy

"And how are you?" said Winnie-the-Pooh.Eeyore shook his head from side to side. "Not very how," he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time." -Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. MilneDo you ever have those days where everything seems to be exploding and jumping the rails and breaking and spilling and … Continue reading The Hairless Squirrel, The Wet Shoes, And The Frazzled Mommy

A Poop Of Crazy With A Crustacean Of Adventure

This morning, I woke up at six-ish.I didn't rise and shine like a happy speckled rooster, I felt more like this:No, I was dragged from my bed by a determined two year old. Gar.We stumbled and pranced into the living room, excited/annoyed (respectively) about watching a Sesame Street: Old School video we had borrowed. Apparently … Continue reading A Poop Of Crazy With A Crustacean Of Adventure

The Walk That Seemed Like a Good Idea (*or* the Unexpected Exercise)

Hi folks!Today I am having my first guest author tell a funny mommy story. Thank goodness because all I can think about right now are vegetables and chickens, and there's only so much to say about those things. Thanks Amy for sharing this great story!It was 4 pm. An hour before David would get home. … Continue reading The Walk That Seemed Like a Good Idea (*or* the Unexpected Exercise)