Surprised–and Happy :-)

on September 30, 2016

So, this weekend is “birthday weekend”– which is always both fun and a challenge for Mate and I. My birthday’s on the 30th, his is on the 1st, and there’s a daughter and an aunt and a mother all thrown in there somewhere too. This year, I didn’t expect a big deal, really– the year… Read More

Week 6, redux

on September 29, 2016

So, I was down for a forty-five minute nap this afternoon when Squish climbed into bed. She had a headache and was trembly and… And it’s week six. I didn’t even have to do the math. Week six, the marking week of the most stressed, the most exhausted, the most strung out and wrecked that… Read More

A few quick observations before bed…

on September 28, 2016

Squish got in the car all excited today. “Hey, mom–we finally had social studies! We’re going to learn about colonialism!” I was surprised. “You mean they’re going to teach about how European interlopers pretty much displaced the indigenous people of four different continents, raped the land of the resources and brutalized the natives in an… Read More

Shh… don’t tell Mate!

on September 27, 2016

Okay– I’m the world’s WORST secret keeper. I admit it. Lots of examples on the blog, on FB, on Twitter. My gift selection sucks wind (unless I’m knitting for you and then it’s awesome by virtue of I said it was awesome so there) and odds are good I’ll tell you what your gift is… Read More

Les Mis Filksong

on September 25, 2016

So, when I posted this on FB I said, “I don’t know where it came from”. This might have been misleading if people thought I got it from somewhere else. I mean, I wrote it, but I have no idea why.  Just popped into my head and thought I’d share. So, y’all… do you hear… Read More

Dreaming of Suits

on September 25, 2016

Well, people have loved Tart and Sweet so far–and have been sad to say goodbye to the guys of Candy Heaven too. I have started sort of a tradition lately of writing a ficlet for a story a couple of weeks after it’s out… And surprise, we’re due! I’m just going to give fair warning… Read More

The Hot Sheet

on September 23, 2016

Okay– seriously not that hot, but it’s the weird mundane minutia that’s been making up my week: *  Geoffie the rotten dog still needs one more medication. Tomorrow I’ll get it at the grocery store and then it’s eyedrops ho! *  Squish is running for student council again because she’s gonna rule the world. *… Read More

Scary, Mommy, make it go away!

on September 22, 2016

So, a short short blog tonight–but possibly a longer one tomorrow. I’ve got to tell you guys, that whole “writing sex” thing NEEDS to happen. But for my short short blog… So, we were driving down the road when we came to as top behind a bus. But not just any bus–one of the busses… Read More


on September 21, 2016

I admit it– I made a VERY dangerous discovery in the last two days. Three of them, actually. They involve decorating. The first one was that I can draw on my photos on FB. You heard me. DRAW on my photos. So, Chicken’s cat, with the angel wings, that was the result. The other result… Read More

Zzzzzz…– and Z. Allora

on September 20, 2016

I may start declaring a blogging moratorium on the day I get back from a business trip, because seriously… What do I have to blog about? “Well, this morning I got up, got the kid to school, took the dogs for a walk, sat down to work and zzzzzzzz….” “And I got up, got the… Read More