My son called from his room at 1:26 am, the ringing phone throwing my heart at the ceiling. “Mom, I think I’m dying. I can’t fall asleep.” I think I’m dying, too. Of a heart attack. “I’ll be right down.” I felt his forehead. “You’ve got a fever. I think you have what I have.” […]
We got Burger King for everyone tonight (it was just easier, OK?), and when Daphne opened her Whopper she said, “Mom, I got two patties! Why are there two instead of one?” I said, “I guess it’s your lucky day.” Ten minutes later, she announced that she had five theories as to why she received […]
I am scrambling like crazy to get my book finished and off to the publisher, which explains the dearth of writing here. I’m so worn out mentally that I can’t even think of an original way to describe it. This is from an earlier post, and sadly, still true: I feel like each chapter is […]
So there I was, checking FaceBook (true story), and I see an update from my friend who did our wedding photos (or more accurately, the photographer we hired for the wedding who has since become like family) that goes a little like this: I was finishing a delightful walk at the beach with my wonderful […]
So I was cleaning out my desk this morning—no, really, true story—and I found a notebook full of writing prompts that belonged to one of the kids four years ago. Four years is an eternity when it comes to kids’ stories at this age, and let me tell you, it blew my mind that this […]
I drove a little ways into the backwoods this morning to look at a house for sale on eleven acres that was just gorgeous in the pictures. I had to prove to myself that it was either totally out of reach price-wise, or not conducive to housing eight people, five of them boys under 13. […]
I cannot think of a single more important topic for today, the day when I officially obtained decent health insurance for the first time in 7 years. I was uninsurable or near enough to it as an individual for that long. You would think that a mother with several dependents who has been through some […]
Aw, my first infographic! Not that I made it, but that I’m in it. Remember back in 2002 when all we had were link lists?
Thank you to those who nominated me! Now let the voting begin. You don’t need a pulse to vote, just an internet connection and persistance.
Me: it’s nine o’clock. We should get up. I think the kids are all up. Guy: They are. Someone pounded on the door a couple times. Me: What? I slept right through that. What did they need? Guy: I dunno. Me: Well, who was it? Guy: I dunno. Me: Are you kidding me? Guy: It […]