Our friends Matt and Katie have a new baby. I was sitting here looking at his picture and blissing out on his cheeks - Is there anything better than fresh baby cheeks? - and I got to thinking about the last time they had a new baby. It was in the spring of 2014 and I remember this because right… Continue reading Holding the Baby
We decided to try a medication alarm for my mom to see if it helps her remember to take things. I was setting it up, and I think someone was having a little fun at work when they were designing the volume options.
It really has been quite a weekend. We didn't have any big plans as such, but I don't think I've stopped moving all weekend except for the hours I've actually been sleeping. Paul worked on Saturday, but came home and immediately packed up the boys and some food and took them off to a new… Continue reading What a Weekend
This weekend was pretty crazy. Not anything bad, but just stuff happening constantly. I was away from the house almost all the time, except when I was sleeping. I hardly ate any meals at home. In a twist that surprises no one, this means I didn't make the best possible choices about food. Delicious choices,… Continue reading Have We Met?
I've been in kind of a dark place this past week. I don't know if I can say exactly why. All of the things that are wrong have been wrong for a long time, with the exception of the dead washing machine and some extra-stressful stuff at work. And they will continue to be wrong… Continue reading i thank you god for most this amazing
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
This is not my story. I am sharing it with permission. So these are the words of my sister Mary Lou, edited lightly for perspective and clarity (mostly for those who don't know all the names). Bob called my sister's house. Bob is a guy from southern Ohio that befriended my nephew Nolan, and has… Continue reading The Day Keely was in Denial (Guest Post. Ish.)
Don't say I didn't warn you, mkay? I feel like I've been spending all of my time lately trying not to scream, or trying not to cry. I am tired of celebrating when Elias poops in the potty. Seriously, kid. You know what we want. You know how to do it. Do we really need… Continue reading CAUTION: Messy Feelings Ahead
One of the things that my mom has been experiencing lately is chronic boredom. I'm not sure that's the right word, but I don't know what else to call it. She can't do a lot of the things that she used to do, and sometimes the days are long. Evenings are especially hard. While TV… Continue reading We Recommend
I haven't written about this at all, and I'm not sure this is going to make it out of draft status (though if you're reading it, it obviously has). But, as I said to my sister, blogging is cheaper than therapy. So I'll give it a shot. My mom is really forgetting things now. I… Continue reading This is hard.