THE GARDEN, OH THE GARDEN I spent most of the weekend finishing the shoveling of dirt into garden boxes digging in a ring around a maple tree sticking bricks in the tree ring shoveling dirt into the tree ring staring perplexedly at the absolutely wild amount of dirt remaining shoveling dirt into a wheelbarrow, and doing … More I Work Hard and I Play Hard
GARDENING, cont. Filled 3 garden boxes today and my arms feel good. Tomorrow brings the start of three days of rain. So the remainder of black dirt is now covered with silver tarps, and so shall it remain until either the rain stops (and I come up with a good place to put it after … More Daily Unknowables
A and I split childcare duties this weekend so I could hack up the shrubbery. We have three giant lilacs behind our garage, and true to form for the house’s previous owners (avowed non-gardeners who hired landscapers), they look like they’ve been running rampant and free for at least a few years. I sawed and lopped … More Easter Weekend Gardening
I AM NO EARS :( This last cold has done something funky to my ears. They’re crackling and popping and very sensitive to any nose-blowing attempts. And everything sounds really annoying. E’s yelling, babbling, and crying are turned up to eleven and agonizing in close quarters. A.’s footsteps sound like stomps, and his stomps like the … More If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything.
“You know, if you believe things badly enough, you can make them true.” “There’s nothing you could have done differently[.]” Superbabies Don’t Cry This article brought back a lot of memories of my own pregnancy, and how I felt right up to the moment when my OB-GYN came in to tell me that it was all going … More How is Disabled Babby Formed?
The work on the book release continues to move along. But this week I’m happy to announce that my book has a real, live cover! I think it looks great and I look forward to sharing it with you all. That’ll be here on the blog, once I get the okay from the editor. So watch this space! I’ll … More More Book News
I opened up a document last night and started typing — and then I thought, oh, but first, you wanted to do that bit of smitchsmatch research. So I went online. What a fool I was (Alain). So our president is ordering missile strikes in another country, after denying entry to our country from that country’s … More Stuff and Nonsense
This morning I read this over at Love That Max: Group Therapy: Would you let your son with special needs go to a dance with this girl? Short answer: No. Gaaarhg. Long answer? While I AM running a (haphazard) blog and should be writing my own ragey screeds about special needs kids being used oh-so-innocently for … More Cloudy with a Chance of Argh
THE GLOWY SCREEN OF DISTRACTION Last week I had the most wretched of colds. Due to the Imuran and immunosuppression I’m usually the illness bellwether for our household, but this time, I was the only one to get and stay sick. A was fine. The pup was fine. Even E gave me open-mouth kisses, snuffled … More Seems Legit
QUICK REMINDER POST ABOUT MY BOOK/REVIEW COPIES Interested in reading and reviewing my sf novel? Let me know and I’ll let my editor and publisher know — they’ll send you a review copy. Not sure? Would you like a quick summary, written by me? Here you go: Jake Jeong is a genius, a scientist, an amnesiac, and … More Memory’s Exile Review Copies