The Magical Ordinary

In the morning, a terrible mist comes to me. Foggy and groggy, I stumble around the coffee maker, blind. I think everything is grey and stale. My coffee is lukewarm. There are mountains of dirty diapers and my shirt smells like spit, and everything is awful.Despite my disposition, the world still sparks; I'm not so … Continue reading The Magical Ordinary

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

Turkey Baster Cravings

"I never look back darling, it distracts from the now" -Edna Mode (The Incredibles)Today I'm celebrating the gift of now. I'm not going to focus on yesterday, which was full of blue water, scorching heat, plum trees and little boys. I'm going to focus on now, today, less glamorous and filled with dirty bathrooms, uncombed … Continue reading Turkey Baster Cravings

The Truth is Often Hard to Love

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~Robert Louis StevensonMy life oozes childhood.I hear it in the whoosh of a hundred legos streaming onto my no longer clean floor and the laundry machine thumps with the constant beat of … Continue reading The Truth is Often Hard to Love