This is a post written a long time ago. OK, only seven years, but it feels like a lifetime ago that my kids were watching these types of cartoons. My now-almost-3rd grader was just a baby! I'm re-posting because I'm reminding myself that before I wrote for a living I used to write for fun … Continue reading Why did the rabbit cross the road?
Well, here we are. Five days into 2011 and I am finally getting to my computer. I had big plans. My goals for work, school, housework, and this blog were all spelled out in my January 1 journal entry. I had my running shoes on and I was just waiting for the starting gun, i.e. … Continue reading We plan. Life laughs.
Note: This is a recycled post, the second in a series while I take a journal-blogging break. I hope you enjoy the off-topic jaunt. Silly Mommy, trips are for kids! May 10, 2009 Funny how memory works. We swear we will never take both kids to the grocery store right after school, then we do again… … Continue reading A reminder just in time for summer vacation
In honor of Earth Day I am going to do some recycling. Not my #2 plastics - I do that everyday (unless there's too much gooey peanut butter stuck and then the jar sits on my counter "soaking" for a few weeks until I get sick of it and just chuck it. So sue me.) … Continue reading Recycling my babble for Earth Day
Writing is about getting close to our genuine self and the authentic way we see. - Natalie Goldberg, Thunder and Lightning When I a junior in high school my journal was a chunky spiral-bound notebook with '1988' written in big black bubble letters on the cover. I don't recall much of what I wrote but … Continue reading Quoting Natalie: Getting close to our genuine self
I believe in gratitude. I try to be thankful for everything, to find something to be thankful for even in the midst of a blitz of ugh. I won't deny this is very hard for me. I love to complain. Love it! Too cold, too humid, too hungry, too tired, too poor, too, too, too. … Continue reading Gratitude, even while leaning over the bowl
Why is it...1. After you spend 20 minutes stuffing your children into their five layers of winter clothing, hats, mittens, and boots, they stay outside for exactly 2.2 minutes? And then after peeling them back out of it all, leaving a puddle of melted snow and ice on the rug (in which you step in … Continue reading Just asking
Because he's afraid of a squirrel. Huh?Yeah, I don't get it either.Can someone please tell me why a rabbit, one that wears clothes, goes to school, and watches TV would be afraid of the squirrels in the back yard, and furthermore, why aren't these squirrels also wearing clothes and conversing at the library about their … Continue reading Why did the rabbit cross the road?
I like to sleep, no, I love to sleep.Our 22-month old has been sleeping in his crib since he grew out of his co-sleeper at 4 months old (yes, he was a "healthy" baby). Last night, whether due to a bad dream or questionable cup of milk, he could not be consoled by the usual … Continue reading Sweaty Puppy: An argument against co-sleeping
Every single freakin' time I swear I AM NOT doing this again... and then I do.Could I possibly still have pregnancy brain two years after the birth of my second child? Apparently, a woman's brain shrinks up to 5% during pregnancy and does not retain its original size until six months after birth. Why would … Continue reading Just another trip to the grocery store