Life, Interrupted

Never again will I take my hot water and music for granted. I love both, need both, and missed them dearly during the Great Power Outage of 2018. I am, of course, speaking of Winter Storm Riley who tore through northern Virginia like the beast it was. The tree pictured fell at the end of […]

Snow Days & the Funk

 Yet again, the powers that be have declared that the thin layer of white fluff on the ground is too much for our precious spawn to handle. All institutions of learning have been closed, and parents all across the land silently weep into their booze-less coffee cups. Why, powers that be? No, that is actually […]

Winding Down

We are coming down to the wire. The last two weeks of 2017. I have to post pictures of little sweater-sock snowmen cuz we haven’t gotten any real snow at all yet. There was a dusting last week but it didn’t stick despite looking real pretty while it fell from the sky. Now is the […]

#MOMFAIL (aka #EVERYTHINGfail)

Oh yes, it is the season of the #momfail which then translates to the season of the #wtfdidijustdo otherwise known as the #EVERYTHINGfail. Thanksgiving has come and gone, dragging NaNoWriMo right along with it. It was there, then it wasn’t and this was probably one of my worst NaNo’s to date. I still “won” but […]

The Glory of the Interwebs

Everyone loves the internet. It has, single handedly, changed everything about how humanity communicates, does business, retrieves and stores information – all of it. You can find a therapist and speak to them ON LINE without setting a single toe out of your front door (or out of your bedroom if you so choose). You […]

They Can Open Doors…

“Are you sure you closed the door to your sister’s room?” The answer was, of course. And then… The crash heard ’round the house! Birds chirping everywhere! The entire zen of my morning vanquished by two very naughty cats. Oh yes, my big orange curmudgeon (named Kurama for the 9-tailed fox from Naruto; has the […]

Sleep, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

in·som·ni·a inˈsämnēə/ noun habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep. This has been my life the past few nights: scrolling through my phone because I have, somehow, upset my beloved lover Sleep. She has left me barren, flitting away at the unholy hours of the morning only to return in the late evening but for a few, […]

Me

Since we rolled right into the holiday week(end) right after the first Choose Your Own Adventure, I’m going to give it one more week for folks to read and comment if they want to. This week, as the world resettles from what many took as a “vacation week” and the curtain of fun comes to […]

Summer Time!

It’s here!! Parents and children rejoice! No more early mornings! No more hollering ‘where’s your backpack?!’ at 7am! No more shoving them out the door only to remember you forgot to medicate them (oops, total #momfail on my part; and, yes, I medicate one of my children – it makes him not a total and […]