Did I mention it was hot?

on June 29, 2016

I was expecting the heating and air guy to show up sometime today. I was NOT expecting him when I was sans bra at 8:15 in the morning. I mean, not that I BLAME him– all the better to crawl around up on top of our roof without getting cooked like a bug on a… Read More

California Girls

on June 28, 2016

So, we have hit the 104 degree days, with about 30% humidity. It’s not Texas or the Imperial Valley, but it ain’t bad. I went to my aqua class today, and the instructor’s speaker went out right before the end of the class.  The pool was full, of course, and the instructor (who is a… Read More

Just Keep Swimming…

on June 27, 2016

Okay, so I saw Finding Dory today and loved it.  Damned fish– they made me cry. Also, the voice talent is just so awesome– Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neil, Ty Burrell. I loved them all.  *happy sigh* I love animated story telling–it’s a magical gestalt where all of the best of human talent comes to play…. Read More

Just pictures

on June 26, 2016

The Zen of the Monterey Bay Aquarium– we went twice. Zenning at the aquarium. Literally AT it. These pix were taken while I stood in the same place. Our kids in their dive jammies, paying close attention toinstructions. Squish’s “no bullshit line” is firmly in place, andZoobmoy has his blank “processing” look on. A happy… Read More

Sorry about that…

on June 24, 2016

So, yesterday I attempted to send a truckload of photos to my computer and the internet crashed like a train without brakes. Today, I have endeavored to save the pictures until I’m home and have some real internet, but I thought I could share a few moments from the vacation thus far: *  The kids… Read More

The Secret Life of Pets

on June 22, 2016

So I got a text last night from Big T: Mom, where’s Steve? I don’t know. She’s a cat and we’re 100 miles away. I haven’t seen her all day. She was in the bathroom this morning. We communed. I looked. She wasn’t in there. I spend a moment of horror to think of T… Read More

It happens every night…

on June 21, 2016

About five minutes ago, I stood up and stretched. The dogs, seeing that my nightly work time is nearing its end, haul ass out the barely open back door, bark at the cat, and chase her back inside. She comes inside with a wounded dignity, and they prance in after her, proud that they have… Read More

Father’s Day for Mate

on June 20, 2016

I wrote a post on FB about how much Mate–and good parents in general, and people trying to be parents–mean to the world, and about how much good they do. We tried to tell Mate today how much he meant to us, in ways both great and small. These ways included– * Letting him pick… Read More

Recital Day

on June 19, 2016

The following things may or may not have happened during recital and rehearsal during the last two days… *  I may have possibly gotten lost going to a place I’ve been a zillion times because I followed my phone for a freeway interchange instead of my own damned common sense. *  It is possibly that,… Read More

Mani-pedis and Texts

on June 17, 2016

So this morning, I got a text from my stepmom. My cousin’s wife, who is a few years younger than me–but not much–just had a baby. They’d tried for a lot of years, and so the baby is sort of a miracle, and it looks a lot like my late uncle. I called my cousin,… Read More