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)
I picked up Anne Lamott’s Operating Instructions, mostly as a writing kick-in-the-pants. But now I’m seeing that I should’ve read it last year, in tandem with my own first year as a mom. Of course, I hardly remember anything I read last year, because of all the craziness, so it’s all okay. Anyway–I’m less than forty pages in, … More Operate This
Lauds and Libations, sorta I used to call this blog feature Lauds and Libations, to talk about what I was consuming, media-wise, and what I consuming, beverage-wise. However, after a brief period of NO LONGER BREASTFEEDING GIMME ALL THE BEERS AND THE WINES, I’ve stopped drinking. So this sporadic blog feature may continue in the non-alcoholic … More A Winter’s Miscellany
Have I said yet how much I love this month? Not enough, clearly! I love October, for Halloween and for the change of autumn. It’s why I couldn’t deal with living in a hotter climate — October (and November, and part of December) were no longer full of chill breezes, rains, crunchy leaves. We had … More Only a week left — so cherish it, you sap
O BABY Appointment with Baby E. on Thursday, which is also his grandma’s and uncle’s birthday. (NOT the same person, but don’t you wish it was, a little? This blog entry would be much more interesting.) I’ve resigned myself to getting low-to-no information at these well baby visits, because that has been the standard, even … More Smiles, smiles, smiles and a few GODZILLAAAAWARRAAAAAWWWWR
Yes, that subject line is cryptic. I don’t expect much traffic because I’m not a consistent blogger in subject or in posting frequency. But I refuse to give more traffic or words to a crappy attention-seeking “movement.” Instead, let’s talk about the Nebulas! So happy to see Annihilation won for Best Novel. It’s been a … More Delighting in Omission; Memories of Trauma
Yesterday I got a piddling amount done. But they were all piddles of greatness, my friends. Thus, in addition to the dishes washed, the diapers laundered, the bottles prepared, and the plants uncovered so they could soak up the sunlight and the freak snowmelt, I achieved the following… Baby stuff We played. Oh, did we … More Piddling, you say?