This week I broke not one, but two of our cellular blinds. The first one’s problem was something to do with the motor. I poked it with a fingertip and it flew — seriously, I am not lying, flew to pieces. I felt like Caddie Woodlawn with the circuit rider’s clock. So naturally I approached the next … More The window treatments have gone bad. Nobody drink the window treatments.
MOVING: AN ELEGY (ALSO, POLITICS) Or should that be a eulogy? Because I am dead from moving, seriously. I don’t think my brain can take any more relocation so will be staying here on the couch (with computer on lap, tea in hand, and dog underfoot) until my brain and insides figure out their proper places … More The Most Smartest
INVOLVED I applied to be an election judge. Not sure how that’ll work out, unless I’ve figured out respite care/babysitter candidates for E by then. But I’m looking forward to making it work. HOME We are closing in to closing day. Every night (or morning, I guess) at three a.m., when a fucking train rattles past the … More Sections Sections Sections
WHY YES, I AM READING AGAIN Am reading Madeleine L’Engle’s Two-Part Invention. Have had to stop for the moment, as it’s hitting a little too close to home. But it is so, so good. Could Madeleine L’Engle exist today? All that deep thoughtfulness in a proliferation of tabs and social media accounts to track and assorted … More Full Disclosure
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT BABY STUFF Dear god, Baby E. has been sleeping through the night. I don’t know whether to credit the Keppra, or the change in seasons (getting much warmer here), or the fact that he’s getting older, or what. WHAT, goddamnit? My body is so happy, it’s finding and expending all sorts of … More Three Things Make a Post (of GARBAGE)
LIFE LIFE LIFE Baby E is still smiling, so the bad days aren’t that bad. Mostly they’re bad when I don’t get enough sleep — when that happens, it slams home just how easy I can and will fall off the Precipice of Control. Sort of like those articles about how easy it is to … More Good days and bad days
Because I won’t support cretins who steal people’s private stuff, and also I really could not care less about seeing famous folks’ junk. Moving on! A. and I watched The Godfather 3 for the first (and last) time this past weekend. My one sentence review: wow, that was terrible. But we’d recently watched parts 1 and 2, and were … More PS: no, I won’t be looking at anyone’s leaked nudie pics
Last night A and I did more cleaning of the house. I hit the basement first, because we wanted to do some laundry and the machines were in the same state they’d been when we moved in: functional, sure, but cobweb and dust-covered, with ominous loops of unnecessary extension cords draped over water pipe connections, … More Fun Friday Nights at Our New Place! Aka ramblings degenerating into ramblings.