Heard this duo on Live From Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion, if you’re an old like me) a couple weeks ago and I really enjoyed them. I am tempted to write a whole post about how tough it is to find new music, except I learned about this group by turning on the radio. … More Shovels and Rope
From Love That Max: The moment one cerebral palsy doctor will never forget I recognize that botox and phenol injections aren’t for every kid or adult with CP. But they are helping E for the time being, and it’s wonderful to see him move his legs more easily.
Lest I let up linking from Love That Max for even one week! Check out her post from January 24 about the film Intelligent Lives: A preview of a new film about people with intellectual disability From the film’s Kickstarter page it looks like they hope to release May 2018. For more information you can … More Intelligent Lives signal boost
Recently I enjoyed this Talk post over at Metafilter: Metatalktail Hour: Potent Quotables It got me thinking (and giggling to myself, which is fine because I am at home, okay?) about the ridiculous things we say to each other in our house. For example, A and I decided — after watching it too many times … More There’s not a one of ’em who is any good!
TIL Today I learned (again) that the reason I hate cleaning is because it pretends to be a finite thing and it totally isn’t. Sweep the floor? Why bother, I”ll just have to sweep it tomorrow. Ditto vacuuming, dusting (DUSTING THE HELL THAT IS DUSTING), dishes, laundry. My pertinent example, due to winter’s dog paws, … More TIL I Need Sugar
E caught a devil of a cold and it was lasting too long, so we took him in to the doctor. When we arrived, he was coughing and sneezing up a storm, so I popped one of the child-size masks on him. I expected him to cry, or get upset. But he blinked slowly and … More Future Vigilante
You may remember that a short few weeks ago, I made luffen. (See also: Christmas Eve braided bread bitch) Well, I am back to say, it did NOT work. It did not rise. And to put the glacé cherry on top, due to its lack of height and lightness, when I baked it at the … More Son of Christmas Eve braided bread bitch
I already posted this on my author site, but I’ll put it here, too: my novel Memory’s Exile is available to purchase in ebook! Today! You can get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. Print will be coming soon. Longer post, coming soon as well.
In news today, I learned that white dudes think it’s tough out there for white dudes, which in one story from NPR included a quote from a dude claiming white people couldn’t get government assistance. I’ll have to read more from this dude to see whether he’s talking about federal or state, for starters. Also I … More Newsflash: Harassing Dudes, Spam, and Snow
I’ve gotten my reading mojo back and have been steadily working through my giant pile o’ library books. Recently I finished 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers, because since E’s birth, I’ve been comforting myself early and often with whatever junk I could keep in the house. It did not help when we moved … More A more specialized form of soothing