I have to remind myself to be grateful when I'm in the parking lot and it's raining hard. I have to go to the bathroom, and I'm wrestling a one year old into his car seat, and my cart blows away and hits the back of a blue pickup truck five stalls down. I step … Continue reading Decision Points: What To Do When Life Brings Rats and Unruly Shopping Carts
I live a tiny life.I make it small for safety's sake, for the sake of my own fragility that I feel every day when my ankles click from spraining them in Basketball when I was 12, for the sake of my broken hearts, my broken dreams, my invisible fears. I live a tiny life.The other … Continue reading A Sanballat of A Day
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
Today felt like this:My little hot dog was cranky, I had an aggressive dinosaur on my hands, and I felt like a very-busy-hot-dog-dinosaur-holding cow...Everyone woke up around 5 a.m. so I had to find extra cow patience for them, despite their shrieks and inability to use their ears for LISTENING. . It was a productive … Continue reading I Survived Halloween in May
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ~G.K. ChestertonOnce upon a time there was a woman and she woke up to a house that only had two diapers, and that would not do. She wanted to sit and drink coffee in the luxury of her pajamas … Continue reading Adventures of an Errand Runner Part 2
"I want to make cookies." "Pway a yittle bit yonger, den make cookies", he suggested. Um, ok. I thought that by making cookies, he would feel loved. Apparently he feels more loved when I sit down on the floor and let him drive matchbox cars into my legs."Why you toenails purple?" "Member when we went … Continue reading Stressed makes Desserts!