Solve for X

on August 31, 2017

So, ZoomBoy and the phone have been working out well. ZoomBoy, this morning as Squish and I are leaving: Mom, I’m going to have detention. Me: Why? ZB: I forgot my math book. Me: Would you like me to bring it to you? ZB: Please! It’s in the basket of clothes near my bed. Me:… Read More

As I sit here typing…

on August 30, 2017

*  The TV is on… because it’s a “new” (hand-me-down-from-Mate’s friends) TV, I have no idea where the remote is, and turning it off is about to become an intimate meld between writer and machine. I hope my computer doesn’t think I’m cheating on it… cross your fingers… I’m going in… *  The following was… Read More

Hot Dogs

on August 29, 2017

So, once I saw that aqua was canceled–so that the instructor might not become a grease spot on the pavement, I think–I hunkered down and tucked in. I had some stuff I should have done–not gonna lie–but I figured tomorrow is going to be 104, and that’s close to civilized, so we’ll deal with that…. Read More

And about that weather…

on August 28, 2017

First of all, I feel like I should say something about normalcy. I recognize the times we are living in are not normal. I recognize that the festering cum-stain on a shit-fly’s ass who occupies the presidency is… horrible. Putrescence. Bile. I recognize that 85% of the people who voted for him are disgusting examples… Read More

Mom’s a Flake, but We Knew That

on August 25, 2017

Me: Oh crap–I can’t find the keys.  Squish: Mom, the Tile! Me: Yeah, here, you want to do it? Squish: Uh, Mom? Me: What? Squish: The keys are outside? Me: Crap. Give me the phone.  I need to call your dad to come unlock the car.  Squish: Cool. I”m gonna go watch YouTube.   Seriously–… Read More


on August 23, 2017

A super quick story tonight–but a good one. So, was making dinner when Squish got home from practice. Her dad had to go run an errand, so there I was, finishing dishes and stirring the pot, when she starts a series of complicated maneuvers that most women will recognize from some point in their lives:… Read More

A Brief Story About the Eclipse

on August 22, 2017

So, this morning ZoomBoy woke me up and said, “Guess what, Mom! I made you a cereal box viewer!” And I got to my desk, and there it was, a stunning replica of the two he and Squish had made the day before. I was very touched. I could now view the little sunspot of… Read More

Scuse me, gotta pee…

on August 21, 2017

So, developed a UTI this weekend–which, since the AZO seems to be working seems to stand for “irritation” rather than “infection”–thank Goddess. But besides wanting nothing more than to read on the toilet and be left alone, I managed to be a lot of places! * Friday, Chicken and I went to see Logan Lucky…. Read More

Cooking Filet of Soul

on August 18, 2017

* Note– short ficlet, drabble maybe, involving Jackson and Ellery from Fish Out of Water and Red Fish, Dead Fish  Jackson started out Thanksgiving morning curled up on the corner of the gigantic white couch in Ellery’s mother’s sitting room. Ellery had woken him up in time for a brisk walk around the block, then… Read More

Short Takes

on August 16, 2017

Just a few observations made by me and mine during the day:  First of all, ZoomBoy got his his first student picture ID today, and this is what he had to say about it. I told him I’d put it on social media so everybody else could share the laughter. You all were most accommodating,… Read More