Sometimes all I want to be is a Missing Person.
This has been my phrase of late. I don’t know where I got it, really, but it applies. Perhaps you know the expression? It’s the sort of thing you say when you think that maybe you have too much on your plate, or that maybe, this time, this one latest addition to that plate has … More One Too Many
You know, the thing about parenting is that there’s no handbook. No manual. No real instruction At All. So people try to create these things. You’ve seen them: You and Your Daughter, The Strong-Willed Child, Raising Boys, Six Points for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. All worthwhile, I’m sure, in their way. All worth reading. And … More And I Was Afraid He’d Never Like It
A friend sent me this poem today and, although I had never read or heard it before, I find that I know it well. Night sounds At night your children askin cries for you to come to them In the space between sleep and lightyou pull on a baby sling, tuck in small fingerssoothing who … More On Grieving
Why, when I change the sheets on my bed, am I forever putting the clean ones on after 11:30 at night? Even when I removed the old sheets at 4 in the afternoon. Or 7 in the morning. Even when I’ve done the laundry– washer and dryer– and could just as easily put the same … More Question
William lay on the sofa, fully dressed and ready for the day, but covered with a blanket, resting. It was 6:37 when I came downstairs. “How are you?” I asked, sitting next to him on the sofa’s edge. “Tired,” he said, and smiled sleepily at me. “Mondays are hard,” I said. “Tuesdays are better,” he … More Morning Conversation
I just cleaned out my purse. Some of the items found therein: -an Amnesty International sticker to put in the window of my car-the stub from my latest paycheck-a Mozart c.d.-a target receipt-a gift card to Omega Sports, received by William at his birthday party and given to me forSafekeeping-a discount card for Michael’s-the faculty … More Contents
I got nuthin’ for ya here. Nope. Nuthin’. And if you want to know why, then take a look at this photo. It pretty much looks the way I feel. I’m going to bed.
“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their … More Correction
I haven’t been here much of late. I have things to say and photos to post, but alas, I don’t know when. The boys who, now that we’ve started school, may use the computer only on the weekends, use the computer A Lot on the weekends, when I might have time to post a thing … More Just Keep Swimming