Paving The Way

And so, I don’t have any excuses for not writing. Except maybe too much furniture blocking the computer.  And a toddler.

But those are really bad excuses.

Because there’s also notebooks. And coffee. And pens. And OK, maybe the pens don’t work. But there’s crayons. Because there’s a toddler.

Anyway. The last day of the year makes you think. Mostly about what you’ve done with the other 364 days.

There’s been a lot of clapping. And crying. And laughing. And being generally amazed by my kid. There’s also the time I said, ‘Isla, please don’t put Mama’s Spanx in the toilet.’ But I only had to say that once.

There hasn’t been a lot of writing.

There’s been moving. And meeting new people. Unpacking boxes. And introducing Isla to the joy of bubble-wrap.

I even found myself using an orange as a stress-ball. But that only happened once.

There’s been lots of hotels. And a few hurricanes. And even more hugs. And while we’re here, I haven’t been very impressed with this season of Homeland.

And I could have been writing. About the time we got caught in a blizzard. Or the time Isla tried to wipe off one of my scars.

Or that time we bought a house.

We’ll be moving into that house, our new home, in 2016.

There will be more boxes. And bubble-wrap. Less furniture. More space. Lots of love. And books.

And I’ll write all about it. For Isla. For me. For everything.

Please stay tuned. And Happy 2016, when it comes.

 

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Isla leading me, happily, into 2016.

 

 

Sharing Is Caring

And so.  Happy 18 months to my sweet, funny, already-geeky girl, Isla Madelyn.

This afternoon, I found myself sitting with a bag of ice on my foot.  The kid throws a mean sippy-cup.  And then she came up and stole a piece of ice for her teeth. Sharing is caring.

Here she is inspecting some of her Christmas haul.

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Complete with Christmas penguin deely-boopers.

And here she is decorating her Daddy’s beard.

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Hope you’ve all had a great few days, or months.

Here’s to more words in 2016.  Maybe even tomorrow.

Lorna xox