Wishing everyone …

… dreams, adventures, laughter, love, snowball fights, solitude, forgiveness, acceptance, unread books to read, to-do lists to do, successes to celebrate, and unsolved mysteries to solve in 2014

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Things I can do when Holly and the kids are on vacation

Rearrange furniture. Throw out broken toys and books with missing pages. Listen to Melissa Etheridge. Stay up late and sleep in. Leave dishes in the sink for more than one … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Urse. Down mommy. iPad.

Aurora is cranky this morning. She woke up earlier than normal, though likely that is the result of her sleeping through the night and not spending time at 3 a.m. … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Circuitous is not a four-letter word

We’re on paths. Decisions move you in the direction you’re meant to go. And worrying about things out of your control seems like a mistake, at least I think worrying … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

A middle-aged kind of life

A friend, a couple of weeks ago, complained that she is living a middle-aged kind of life. Doesn’t go out often. Would rather stay at home, in front of the … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Yes, I know what you think of me

Out today, Issue 21 of Mental Shoes, in which you will not only find my essay Yes I know what you think of me, but also the biggest picture of … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

February dressed like April

February does not feel the way this February feels. We’ve had five feet less snow this winter than we had last winter, and right now, outside the window I’m facing, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment


Avery asked for pancakes yesterday, having eaten pancakes twice since Christmas. Blame Costco. Wanted pancakes for Christmas; ended up having to buy a bag of mix good for 270 pancakes … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Misery loves company

We say we want our friends to be happy, because of course we’re supposed to want our friends to be happy, but when a friend says he or she is … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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