Waves of Emotion and Unseasonal Pirates

The waves of adventure, mayhem, hilarity and moodiness have been washing over me so quickly that I have been spending all my free energy catching my breath and Christmas shopping. There hasn't been much time for writing.I get a little anxious when my cup gets full. I know I shouldn't be anxious, and I'm pretty … Continue reading Waves of Emotion and Unseasonal Pirates

Wearing Our Crazy Hats in Our Crazy House on A Crazy Day

The washing machine is dowacka-do-ing and I have had a shower. The small batman that ran around all morning in nothing but a cape and a wild imagination? He's dressed now in his boring Bruce Wayne clothes.The baby who woke up demanding "Mik! Mi! Mik!" ("milk" you guys. He was saying "milk") has gone back … Continue reading Wearing Our Crazy Hats in Our Crazy House on A Crazy Day

Gifts for Today (Because Who Knows About Tomorrow)

It's hard to write during times of uncertainty.What do I know?Will I move to costal breezes or will I stay in the fiery furnace I call home?Can we even sell our house?Can I even survive packing?What should I be doing? What's going to happen? Where will we end up?All questions. Unanswered. Here's what I do … Continue reading Gifts for Today (Because Who Knows About Tomorrow)

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

I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomerySometimes...I am mooooody. Moody with a capital "M".This past week, I felt overwhelmed, stressed, and emotional. I would cry at the drop of a hat, and at pictures of fluffy kittens. … Continue reading I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

Over Coffee and Bananas

There's something about drinking sweet milky coffee with Raffi crooning about peanut butter sandwiches in the background. There's something about the small, chubby, high-pitched faces that greet me in the morning with wet diapers and milk thirsts and questions about my favorite animal.My favorite animal is a sea turtle. They're like the upgraded version of … Continue reading Over Coffee and Bananas

Cherry Red Delicious On A Hot June Day

Red globes of juicy yummy hanging from a tree that buzzes alive with drunken flies and sneaky pincer bugs. Two boys in baseball hats, moving forward, closer. The spawn of best friends, arranged friendship. The cycle of life continues as they goof around on the same grass their mothers trampled when the world was younger … Continue reading Cherry Red Delicious On A Hot June Day