Last year I threw a fundraiser for my kids’ PTA and it went really well but it was pretty much the most stressful thing ever. Maybe not ever, because let’s be real, it’s only a party. It’s not like I’m trying to escape Syria with my small children in the midst of horrendous violence and […]
This morning Scratchy emptied a bunch of papers from his backpack into the trash before rushing off to school. I fished them out to put in the recycling and this crumpled paper caught my eye. I am From by Casey Frye I am from glasses and Nike From the beautiful mansion on 17th Pine Street […]
Lately I’ve been dreaming about babies, but not the usual anxiety laden variety I am more accustomed to, but achingly sweet ones. In them I have a small child, sometimes a boy and sometimes a girl, one that nurses frequently but is precociously verbal. I am suffused with the warmth and almost chemical love that comes […]
Every few years I undertake a big home improvement project. Thanks to a rather unexpected early repayment of a loan (thanks Lemony!) I found myself with enough money to check off something that’s been on my list for years. The entry. I’ve always had the dream of being able to organize each person’s shoes, backpacks, […]
Loony says his favorite dreams are ones where he is finding stuff at estate sales, treasure trove after treasure trove of valuable vintage clothes to sell on eBay. It figures. My favorite dreams are where I find new rooms in our house. Last night I dreamt I discovered an entire floor. It was in bad shape […]
The pediatrician noted at first my almost complete lack of english but was pleased to report six months later that I was now fluent. And he noted my extreme nose bleeds. I was plagued with them as a child.
Just a few things on this very snow day because even though it is 9am, I’ve already shoveled for an hour, walked the stupid dog, experimented with a new recipe and made a new friend. Jasmine, a lovely young lady who works(ed) at Leaf knocked on my door to say hi and tell me how […]