Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life gets busy

I made a friend.  She is someone who went to middle school with my husband.  She is sweet and kind and funny and thoughtful.  She had a baby a year and five days ago.

She is currently in law school and had her mother watching the baby.  Due to some health issues, her mother could not watch the baby.  Which left my friend in quite a pickle because she needed someone to watch the baby.

So now I am playing with a year old two to three times a week.  It is delightful and exhausting.  I am getting middle aged and babies require more energy than my five year old and ten year old combined.

Did I tell you Kidlet is making dinner on Saturdays now?  Because specialization is for insects.

And this baby is loud and funny and chubby and fun.  And her name has my name in it, so we are cosmically linked.  But it is very tiring.

Sunday, March 05, 2017


Chuy cut her hair.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Two Consecutive Nights of Sleep

I realize that on average I do not get two consecutive nights of quality sleep.

I have had a bit of a cough this week and after one good night of sleep, I feel better.  So if I got two nights of good sleep this stupid cough would go away.  That has not been the case.

Last night, Chuy woke me us by screaming that SHE WAS HUNGRY.

This morning I was awoken to her screaming about her tangles in her hair.

I just want two consecutive nights of quality sleep.

Friday, March 03, 2017


Plum skin is kinda like fruit prosciutto.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017



Chuy comes running into our bedroom and screams POTTY.  Then she poops and after a rather loud plop, she moans in relief, "SO GOOD."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sleeping Smitties



My Little Badass

Last week, Chuy was sparring three little boys at once.



To Thine Self Be True

I have been thinking about how people can change.

For example--Drug addicts have to become addicted to something healthy or at least non destructive.  Or they remain drug addicts.

I also think cheaters always cheat.

And whatever your sexuality is, it is.  You can be poly amorous and if you are in a monogamous relationship, there will be a part of you that will chafe at monogamy.  And the one who is committed to the monogamy will on some level always know.

I also really believe that if there are a lot of words to explain something, it is bullshit.  Own your shit.

I think if you are an adult and you choose to be in situations that are not healthy for you, that is your choice.  I give you a proverbial shoulder shrug and wish you the best.  

But somethings, for my own sanity I will not choose to be around it.

Because to my own self I must be true and I cannot stand people who believe their own bullshit.

Saturday, February 11, 2017



Pool parties in February are too much fun!

Funny Things

Chuy and I are watching cooking channel and they are featuring a bakery that makes whoopie pies.  I make whoopie pies as well but the only ones I make are pumpkin.  Chuy looks at me at says, "I DID NOT KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY FLAVORS!"

I am making all this food for Kidlet's birthday party.  Chuy has licked the beaters five times.  When Kidlet gets home, I let her lick the beaters for the strawberry cream cheese frosting.  Chuy is dejected and says, "It is not fair"  Kidlet gives her one of the beaters to lick because she is a stellar big sister.

I made whoopie pies last night an offered to share one with Yohboh this morning.  He told me he did not want one at 8:30 in the morning.  I said, "I am a grown up!  I can eat a whoopie pie now if I want!"

Chuy got Kidlet a birthday present and cannot wait for her to open it.

Kidlet turns ten tomorrow.  Isn't that simply astonishing?

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

All That We Share

Saturday, February 04, 2017

This is Great