Advice For My Kid

This is Isla's current ear-worm...


Fire, Wind and Wasps

And so, yesterday Neil's toasting bagels. And then we smell something burning. And then I hear, 'Babe, the toaster's on fire.' And I look up from my non-blog writing to see flames. Flames in the middle of my toaster. Neil runs over and unplugs the toaster. Throws a damp cloth over it. My 'Oh shit!' … Continue reading Fire, Wind and Wasps

Is This Real Life?

I pride myself on the fact that I’m not really a Bridezilla.  I’ve been quite laid-back about this whole wedding thing, and actually more into the whole being married thing.  Bring that on. A few months ago, I did have a blip about envelopes, of all things.  And then I got over myself. Other than … Continue reading Is This Real Life?

I Blame Texas. But Not Really.

I like music.  I love music.  I greatly esteem music.  The first site I crank up on any given morning is  (Spotify has too many ads.)  Even before facebook.  Or real-life coffee.  That’s big. While my musical taste is kind of eclectic, my first music-love is country.  I love it down to the ground.  … Continue reading I Blame Texas. But Not Really.

Apparently, You Can Go Home Again

I haven't had a lot of screen time recently.  This is what I've been doing while not staring at a computer screen: Collecting train tickets and using them as bookmarks. Eating pizza while watching my Dad attempt to play jump rope with an extension cord.  The morphine is working! Meditating/crying while in a church. Reading … Continue reading Apparently, You Can Go Home Again

Weekend Wanderings

My weekend begins on Friday, so we’ll start there. I woke up and asked Sarge to make me a coffee. I did so nicely. ‘Can’t (the PA) do it?’ ‘She doesn’t make coffee,’ I said. ‘She pours water into ugliness.’ ‘Fair enough’, he said, turning on the coffee machine. For the rest of the day … Continue reading Weekend Wanderings

30 Days of Music: A Song That Reminds Me of Someone

This one is for Sarge, who said last week that he loves me more than penguins.  Which means a lot.  It also means, I win! I also happen to think the title of the song is perfect for us. And I have a bloody good excuse for not posting yesterday.  Really.  Words to follow...