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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


My little girls like to play together.

Monday, January 16, 2017

There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. 

We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. 
In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. 
Procrastination is still the thief of time. 
Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. 
The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood -- it ebbs. 
We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. 
Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, "Too late."
There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.

Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 1967

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Day Bust

We were supposed to have 4 inches of snow.