Mama fatigue

  When I was a kid, one of the scariest things my mom would do is leave without clear intent or destination.  She did it seldom, once, maybe twice, but one always knew when it was happening because she said she was going to Texas. We knew no one in Texas.  Thus is the sense…

Halloween 08. All family style.

I saved the carving till Halloween. A is only 3 and so I knew I would be on my own. First I had to kill the punkin. This is nice happy punkin. I am aware that it will win no awards for creativity. This is monster punkin. I guess it was a sort of comedy/tragedy…

For tha gramma’s

Because there are only a few people that can appreciate these pics properly, this post is for the grandma’s.  Sylvie. Addy (aka AJ, Ads, Addybee or Adeline Joy) The inspiration for these poses was from one Ms. Klundt. photos taken at about a week and a half of age by yours truly, Ms. ChezWhat.

Set to pop.

I haven’t posted in awhile because none of my thoughts have really had enough substance to spend time proofreading. And if you ask J, he can confirm that mostly what I am doing is as little as possible, while still managing some baseline level of productivity. What’s wrong with me? I am 39 weeks pregnant,…

Stepmom (for a few weeks) and high school reunions.

I am a stepmom for about 3 weeks of the year. Is it strange? Well of course. How can I pretend to be anything more than a prosthetic of something these kids already have? But for 3 weeks of the year, they leave the Wyoming RV park they call home and they come to the…

home sick.

The end of the school year. It changes the dynamic of everything just enough. We went to the beach for Memorial Day, and I came home with quite the cold. So I am home, posting at 3:30 pm. And I am seeing the dust that has collected in this house after 9 months of 2…

A

  How could I resist.  I went to go check in on how her nap was going, and apparently it was going well.

What me worry?

Back when I was young, carefree in college, I worried about things like making rent, making grades, making it to work on time. I didn’t create things to worry about, like what would happen if… And the quality of worry was that I could more or less control these things, so it compelled me to…

At ease

A went at her own hair with scissors about 3 times before J started recommending that I take her in for a haircut. I was quite set on a little girl with long hair.     But while taking her pic one day I saw what a scraggly little thing she looked with these ridiculous…

Where I am

We are in Crescent City, Trinidad, Redding, and in the Redwood Forest… it is a good po boy vacation, and it is our second time here, so we need a new spot! Want your tips!

Bumblebee

My daughter. I was counting like The Count from Sesame Street. “ONE scary zombie! muahaha! TWO scary zombies! muahaha! THREE …” When she started to finish for me by doing the “muahaha!” part. I never knew I could love anyone so much.

A la farra!

We had a party this weekend for A and J because…birthdays. We invited a boatload of folks. And they came! Our house was overflowing, which was fine and good by all standards, but I had been hoping for more sun so that people could overflow onto the porch. I get overwhelmed at parties. I enjoy…