Seriously, you guys, I was excited to post this week since I missed last week, but I'm all mixed up (obviously!!!) and realized this morning that . . . today is actually Thursday. Here is my disclaimer: A LOT is going well, but other things not so much -- for instance, Wallace was the first … Continue reading What’s Going Well. . . Wait! What Day is It?!
Wallace: "Mom, are cat balls also called testicles?" Me: "Hmmm...that's a great question, Wal." I'm a pro at buying myself time. "I'm not sure, but I assume they are." For the moment, I'm regretting being so forthcoming with my children about sex and body parts. My goal was to normalize bodies and explain things in … Continue reading In Case You’ve Ever Been Curious About Feline Genitalia…
It's busy around here, y'all, so this will be brief. The kids and I went to our local water park yesterday around 4, but they closed early due to a problem with their weather detecting system. We were hot and irritable but decided to stop at the nearby playground anyway. I'm glad we did. I … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
Last week I decided to begin devoting a Wednesday post to the good, or rather something positive -- ya know...to balance out all the griping I do. #WGWW Join me. Leave a comment here or write your own post and link back to my blog. No pressure. I felt the need to personally make a … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
Happy weekend! I'm fighting a sinus infection and enjoying the opportunity to be utterly unproductive. There is so much I want to write but it's not happening. The pounding head. The pressure in my face. It's beyond distracting. I spent most of yesterday afternoon in bed, counting the minutes until Gil walked through the door … Continue reading The World According to Piers and Wallace
I am a nomad. I live and breathe any and every opportunity to travel the globe and immerse myself in new places and cultures. Traveling is what makes me feel most alive. At least I USED to feel this way. I've been on adventure-travel hiatus since Piers and Wallace came on the scene, though I'm … Continue reading Travel Anxiety and Pontificating on My Marriage
First, I feel compelled to confess. Last week did not go as well as I had hoped in the organizing/scheduling sense. More on that to come... But ever the optimist, I'm gonna tell you what I'm happy about. WE SURVIVED HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!! I think I might have made a better 70s mom -- it seems holidays … Continue reading Happy Halloween a Day Late
I've wanted to post an update, but I've been doing my best to stay focused on my work the past two days. I'll try to sum up the highpoints. The Good: -- I've gotten up every day this week at 5:30 and exercised. This is huge for me -- not so much the exercising but … Continue reading Still Plugging Away . . .
...you lose your kid's soccer jersey and have to miss the game. Oh my gosh, you guys, THIS MONTH!! I for one am glad that I have less than three hours left in September. Piers and Gil both have September birthdays, and I didn't throw either of them a party. Not sure if I've mentioned … Continue reading It’s Time to Tackle the Laundry When…
"Mom, Wallace got really hungry while you were in the shower, so I made him my top-secret family specialty -- A PICKLE SANDWICH!" Piers is my take-charge first-born, and he came into the world wanting to do everything for himself. One of his first understandable phrases was "Piers do dat." I was very much this … Continue reading This Will Never Be a Food Blog