Before I jump in, thank you for all your suggestions and kind words about my last post. I'm in a much better frame of mind today. As I said, I know there will be good days and bad days. I'm trying not to get thrown for quite so big a loop when the bad ones… Continue reading First Food: A Storybook
Mom is having a really bad night. It would take too long to explain exactly what's happening, and it would be fundamentally uninteresting to anyone not involved. So I won't bother. The shortest possible version is that she's mad that we (her children) haven't made progress on doing something that, when we told her someone had suggested… Continue reading Bad Night
For as long as I can remember, "It's boots!" has been an appropriate response to receiving a package in our family. I confess that I no longer have any idea why, but I'll bet my brother Alan does, and will explain. It's something to do with a story and a little boy, but that's all I… Continue reading It’s BOOTS!!
Paul is licensed to drive a school bus (also a semi with up to three trailers, which I cannot imagine doing because THREE TRAILERS ARE YOU KIDDING ME) and he subs in for the local school system. He hasn't been called on much this winter, but apparently everyone was sick earlier this week, and he… Continue reading Mr. Bus Driver
Paul and I are both about half sick. Maybe a third. Not sick enough to stay home and rest, but sick enough for moderate headaches and joint pain and overwhelming fatigue. The children, exercising the instinct of all pack animals, are taking full advantage and striking at our weakest points. I might be a little… Continue reading Let’s see that lamb, March.
White clouds, blue sky. Blackbirds swarm by. Birds swarm, snow ends? Swarm on, my friends!
My friend's father died last weekend. He was also my father's friend, from way back. And though he hadn't been a significant part of my life for a long time, as I wound through the hour-long line up toward the casket tonight, I realized that he was one of the voices of my childhood. Literally,… Continue reading Just One Voice
I've been a little quiet lately, at least on here. To tell the truth, I've been having trouble finding positive things to say, and I'm tired of hearing myself complain. I am really really looking forward to spring. I can't wait until the boys can go outside to run off some energy. I can't wait… Continue reading Spring is coming. Right? Say yes.
But you have to know how.