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 … Continue reading Sharing Is Caring

The Hallowe’en Special

Hallowe'en and teething has arrived at our house.  Isla is just over 4 months.   For her current trick, she grabs both her cheeks a la The Scream.  Makes me laugh and cry all at once. Neil/Daddy carved a penguin for the monkey/pumpkin.  It looked like this: We like books and penguins.  And Penguin Books. … Continue reading The Hallowe’en Special

The Thanksgiving Duck

And so, last weekend I started a healthy eating kick.  For me, this meant leaving the lettuce and onions and one or two peppers on Saturday’s burger, and not having sour sweets while watching Tin Tin at the cinema.  I took fruit-bars to work and came home to rice-cakes and grapes.  I may have asked … Continue reading The Thanksgiving Duck

Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like WD-40

We went back to Glasgow last weekend to help Dad and Anne decorate their tree and see some friends. The younger-than-us people sitting across from us on the train thought we were Mormon, because of Sarge’s beard.  We figured they meant Amish, but further figured they were too drunk to compare and contrast.  We arrived … Continue reading Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like WD-40

One Year Ago Today

This time last year, I was moving into my fifth flat in Glasgow.  I’d lived there since 2006 and had five addresses. The reason I moved so much wasn’t because I’m fickle.  It was because two of my five landlords neglected to pay the mortgages on the flats I occupied.  And the secure places had … Continue reading One Year Ago Today