The Long Good Morning

on December 28, 2012

Okay, one of the benefits and drawbacks of a puppy is that you can’t really sleep in too long.  The puppy will wake up and need to be walked, because just like I have to stumble to the bathroom, he’s got to do the piddle, and that’s my job to make sure he’s got a… Read More

Tis the Season to be Absurd

on December 23, 2012

*  Okay, so I know the ENTIRE WORLD has better things to do, and my own kitchen is dirty and it needs to be clean and I have knitting with a two day deadline and so many other things to worry about just like the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD but that doesn’t stop me… Read More

Under the Rushes, Dex in Blue, and the Alpacalypse

on December 20, 2012

 So, yes, the family posts were nice but I’ve got some book business to natter on and on about!  Under the Rushes is out tomorrow, and, well, a little nervous. Yes, yes, I’m always nervous.  But there’s a sliding scale of nervous going on here.  Turkey in the Snow was about a four on the richter scale… Read More

Unlikely Place for Grace

on December 18, 2012

So, uhm, guess who we picked up on Saturday? I’m thrilled to have her home– but I fear she’s remembering all the reasons the house was crap.  That’s okay.  Mate was fixing up her old room (Squish’s room now) and changing her sheets and everything so Chicken could come sleep in a freshly made bed…. Read More

A Chi-who-what?

on December 15, 2012

So I was talking with my crazy friend Wendy the other night, and I said, “Guess what?” And she said “What?” And I said, “We got a dog?” “A WHAT?” “A dog.” “What kind?” “A chi-who-what.” “What?” “A chihuahua cross.” “Oh, you do not know what a little slice of hell you are in for…. Read More


on December 12, 2012

Well, mostly it’s T’s birthday.  He’s twenty, and that’s pretty awesome.  He’s turned into a very nice young man, and if I’m worried about one aspect or another of his life, well, then, that’s motherhood.  I’ve quoted Sylvia Plath’s “Riddle in Nine Syllables” before, when she said that pregnancy was “getting on the train there’s… Read More

Still Life And Rock Stars

on December 9, 2012

We took T to a rock concert last night to help celebrate his birthday on Wednesday– he’ll be twenty, and I can’t hardly wrap my mind around that, since he’s still my ginormous baby! Anyway– I’ll get to that that, but we’ve also had plenty of busy-ness to keep us occupied, and some prime moments… Read More

The Next Big Thing

on December 5, 2012

Wow– I didn’t realize until just now how my blog has been all work and no play!  Well on Friday, I promise a warm, gooey family post, because even though it’s been all about the work, the fact is, I still have a warm gooey family at home and they deserve some blog love.  Alas,… Read More


on December 3, 2012

I JUST– like today— saw a quote that said, “Say nothing if you win.  Say less if you lose.” Mostly, I agree with this– but when the awards in question are judged by a panel of hard working volunteers who actually READ your shit, and LIKED it, and liked it enough to DO something about… Read More