I just cancelled my Pro Plan with Typepad after (months ago) moving most of my posts and photos over here to WordPress. It's been a scary process. Especially moving the photos, which took a few tries because there were so many of them. And then somehow some of my posts migrated five times! I don't… Continue reading Cutting the Cord
There's Otis, looking appropriately spooky for the season. I keep some old dolls my grandmother made in that basket, and the other day he decided to hop in and keep them company. So here I am, in a new location of sorts. I moved my blog from Typepad to WordPress, and I am looking forward… Continue reading Moving In
It’s been so long, I don’t even know where to begin. In fact, that’s what’s taken me so long to write a post – so much to write about and where to begin?
~~~ I’m so glad I’m not a politician or a football player. I would hate having things I say taken out of context, and I would hate being blamed for losing the Super Bowl. ~~~ I see families that go out to eat in restaurants, and the parents just let their kids totally trash the… Continue reading Random Stuff
Up until today, I still felt the residual effects from being sick and hardly eating most of last week. Foggy headed and suspicious of many foods that I’d ordinarily like. That was me. Unable to multitask without becoming grumpy and stressed. Such a joy to be around.
Today, my head is clear. I feel like I actually have a working brain in there instead of polyster fiberfil. It’s a nice change.
I haven’t been sleeping well. There’s a lot on my mind, and it gets kind of hushed during the day when I’m busy with other, more immediate things, but then at night it senses the silence, the lack of motion, and, like a baby in my belly, it starts kicking. Hard. So I woke up… Continue reading And Then I Went Back to Bed
I know, I have a bad habit of dropping off the face of the blog occasionally. But I’m here. It’s school vacation week, we’ve had a lovely blizzard, the kids have been busy with all sorts of arts and crafts that they got for Christmas, and with playing guitars and recorders with Bill. I just… Continue reading Still Here
Figured I’d post a couple of pictures of the “kittens” – as Alex and Julia still refer to these two sometimes.
I'm trying to remember what Alex was like when he went into first grade. Did he have the same hard time adjusting to the big change from half-day kindergarten to all-day elementary school? I don't think he did, really. Or, if he did have any sort of adjustment issues, they manifested themselves differently than they are with his sister.
Maybe I'm remembering wrong. I probably am. I know, actually, that there were days he didn't WANT to do his homework, it was TOO HARD, there was TOO MUCH TO DO. I remember alternately sympathizing and reprimanding, hugging and ignoring frustrated tears. I do remember, after all.