[I would love to stick a catchy tune here. But I’d rather play Baby’s in Black on ukulele for E than compose anything, so. *insert catchy update alerting music*] WRITING omg. I’m working on a first draft of something. It’s painful but fun. Also still working on my mammogram essay, which is hi-larious since I … More Weekly Update of I’m Old and Loving Every Minute of It
IT’S MAD IT’S GAY THE LOVELY MONTH OF OCTOOOOOOOOBERYAY! It’s here! Autumn! Best of all the seasons! I spent my weekend free time building a final garden box out of the leftover access ramp wood, cleaning the garage, sweeping leaves into the new raspberry bed, and baking things to warm up the house: chickpea flour … More Fall, fall, fall!
WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK SICK SICK I should’ve been suspicious about E’s abnormally quick recovery from his recent cold. But I was oblivious until last night, when he refused to settle and I passed him off to A after two and a half hours — somewhat wildly with that familiar … More The trouble is he’s growing
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
NOT DEAD YET A sudden plague manifested in our house (mysteriously) after I shook some strangers’ hands. E had the worst of it last night, and A is hard on his heels. Our awesome sleep record of 1-2 wakeups per night is now what is this putting down of which ye spake? But we are slogging … More You’re not fooling anyone, y’know
KID UPDATE TIME He is doing….REALLY, REALLY GREAT. I mean, we still have all the health and disability and special needs stuff. Nothing magical has happened to make that disappear, or make healthcare a thing we can just pretend we don’t need. Ahem. Likesomepeopleinthiscountry argh argh argh. But E is doing well. Every day we, … More Update on the whatsoever
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
Yes, a good thing has been happening: E is sleeping through the night regularly. And by sleeping through the night, I mean he sleeps for 8-10 hours without waking up. And by regularly, I mean more than two nights in a row. And now that I have typed all that, I want to delete it. … More But there was a good!
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)