Category Archives: Motherhood

TUESDAY WORK DAY

First of all…a thousand apologies for being lost in space…twice in just a few weeks.  Not to bore you all with details, but besides all the Neighborhood Watch drama, the Toddler developed a massive case of snot.  (I have witnesses … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN’S LOG

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Last week, it was Spring Fever versus Spring Cleaning.  What do you think won out?  Can you hardly blame me?  The orange blossoms are in bloom, their fragrance filling me with the urge to run naked in midnight fields and … Continue reading

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JAZZ CLUBS, ART SHOWS & HIP HOP, OH MY!

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Okay, so there was really only one jazz club and one art show Saturday night, but who cares?  It was the first time I’ve been out to an adult function past “night-night time” in two years without diapers in my … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER I DROVE A MILLION MILES AND DISCOVERED MY SUPERPOWERS AND DID A LOT OF YARDWORK AND STUFF AND GREW AN INCH ON THE INSIDE

I concede.  I admit it.  Summer is over.  The pomegranates are hanging low and fat, the local pumpkin fields are dotted with orange, and we are wearing socks on a regular basis. I’m sad to see this summer pass.  Maybe … Continue reading

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GETTING ORGANIZED…AGAIN

After Fat Cat left for boot camp, I lost my guaranteed two hours every morning at Starbucks.  So it seems my productivity, in general, has gone down…but not really.  I’ve lost that precious alone time where I’m able to focus … Continue reading

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HAPPY LEI DAY!

According to Wikipedia.org, “Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian … Continue reading

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44 WEEKS OF SEPARATION – 44 WEEKS OF CHANGE

Yesterday I dropped my husband off at the Army Recruiting Station and watched him get into a car of waiting recruits.  Then I drove away. I will most likely not see him again until Christmastime.  He has 10 weeks of … Continue reading

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A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

My two-hour allotment at Starbucks has been pushed from mid-morning to the afternoon as Fat Cat readies to go to Boot Camp by stepping up his workout.  For various reasons, me no likey. So today we tried moving it to … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

We celebrated Chinese New Year’s yesterday at my aunt’s house.  In past years, our celebrations have been boisterous and crowded with exchange students and friends.  But this year, it was just family. This gave us a chance to really reconnect, … Continue reading

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THE BACK SIDE OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Another Christmas, another season of last-minute stress shopping (“I’m sure Dad will love this $50 nose trimmer with attached flashlight and nail clippers.”); last-minute gift wrapping (“Whaddaya mean we don’t have any wrapping paper?”); and last-minute visits (“Did I mention … Continue reading

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