on May 31, 2019

So, still a little sick. But one of the few real benefits to being sick is that when I sit down in front of the TV to knit, I don’t get as distracted–and you can see here I’ve made some headway on the Wild Teasel. (The actual pattern name. Woot! I used a pattern!) And… Read More

When Squish and ZoomBoy were the Cave Troll and Ladybug

on May 30, 2019

 So, we had some lost years of photos, a transition period between the old-fashioned camera, the electronic camera, and the ever-present, ever-handy smart-phone. Now, I’m pretty sure these electronic camera pictures– I remember the ritual of plugging it into my computer every time I blogged, and I’d been blogging for  a few months by this… Read More

String Boys is Live!

on May 28, 2019

Seth Arnold learned at an early age that two things in life could make his soul soar—his violin and Kelly Cruz. In Seth’s uncertain childhood, the kindness of the Cruz family, especially Kelly and his brother, Matty, gave Seth the stability to make his violin sing with the purest sound and opened a world of… Read More

Oh crud!

on May 27, 2019

Yes, I have the crud. I am loopy and irritable and my head hurts and my ears hurt and I’m on Advil and NyQuil and I’ll be super lucky I don’t end up typing about purple lizards shopping at the Galleria. Why is nobody going to bed? Oh, yeah! Because I did nothing all day… Read More

A Very Important Award

on May 24, 2019

So, kids are… inefficient communicators. ZoomBoy got a note that said he should be at the awards ceremony tonight. “Oh, you’re getting an award?” “I don’t know.” “What in?” “I don’t know.” Mate and I had eyeball conversations. “He’s getting an award?” “I don’t know.” “What in?” “I don’t know.” But we went, right? We’re… Read More

Well, We Made it Home!

on May 22, 2019

Of course coming home is always the best part of the trip for me–but seriously, that was some trip. Chicken and I got there Monday night, found some food, did some chill and fell asleep. Tuesday we were all about the French Quarter, including the ghost tour which was SO worth the money– our guide… Read More

The Eternal Box

on May 10, 2019

Squish had a parent/teacher meeting today–or rather a “Student Led Conference” wherein she showed me all of her work in her classes and what she was most proud of. She’s very clever, and I, of course, am very proud. But on the way home, Squish said, “Mom, why do you have to call me Squish… Read More

A Cure for the Derpies

on May 8, 2019

Today, I was listening to an audiobook as we were waiting for ZoomBoy, and I was engrossed–like, totally engrossed. ZoomBoy jumped in to the car and suddenly sputtered. “God, Mom, can I throw this out? This tastes awful!” “Sure, honey– wait! No– that’s the dog water! Wait–“ “You couldn’t have told me before I drank… Read More

The Most Dangerous Part of My Body

on May 7, 2019

So I almost broke the house with my ass this morning. I was really having a sort of weird day. I was having my morning “meeting”–which I am used to having in long, blissfully uninterrupted private. I got interrupted three times. Once by a phone call, twice by the pest control guy. The thing with… Read More

We’re so damned classy, I can’t believe it…

on May 6, 2019

So, Mate took the kids to a special dance practice today so they can perform at the Rivercats stadium this Friday. (For the record, that’s the trifecta of things to do this weekend when I’m supposed to be packing. RiverCats Friday, Soccer Saturday, Mother’s Day Sunday, pack Sunday night. I thought I’d mention that.) Anyway–I… Read More