Carsten – Today in school I learned where Yale is. Me – That’s cool. Carsten – It’s in Connecticut or something. Me – That sounds right. Carsten – And Harvard is in Michigan. Me- Wait. Isn’t Harvard in Boston? Carsten – Isn’t that part of Michigan? Me – uhhhhhhhh…. No. Carsten – Oh wait! It’s … More Conversations with Carsten
When someone you know dies unexpectedly, it makes you reexamine your life. What would I be remembered for? What kind of legacy would I leave behind? What would happen to the people I love? It makes you realize how delicate life really is. The things you say to your loved ones, or the things … More The fragility of life
So, you slowly march towards your destiny, which you ASSUME is going to be a pile of partially digested grass and cat chow. But, it’s not. Oh Internets, IT’S NOT…. … More What the F*ck Chuck?
You are about to witness a dream come true. About a year ago, during a wine fueled purge of the contents of Marie’s closet, I took home her flute. Her flute that she played for about a semester in middle school and then never again. I am not sure why I took it home, other … More Wine Down Wednesday….
It was a beautiful Sunday morning, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. The windows were open and a gentle breeze was tickling the edges of the curtains. I sunk into the well worn cushions of my couch and took a deep inhale of my cup of rich coffee sweetened with pumpkin spice … More Easy like Sunday morning…
I made Carsten lunch yesterday and then we settled into the couch to watch one of my favorite animal shows, The Incredible Dr Pol. (Nat Geo Wild) Carsten – what is this? Me – it’s Dr Pol! Carsten – is that the weird old guy? Me – he isn’t weird! ………. Okay. Maybe stripping down … More Worst Mother of the Year Award
So, it has been two weeks since I have moved out on my own into a house with the kids. A lot can happen in two weeks. Basically I have become a plumber, someone is trying to kill me and if I did not have Google I would not survive in this cruel, cruel world. … More Broken Brakes and other Bullshit
I have moved a lot in the past 21 years, 10 times to be exact…. but most of those moves were with a moving company. Turns out? Movers are pretty important. Who knew? Heh. Let me tell you a sad sad story, internets. Once upon a time there was a girl who always moved with a … More Box Crisis: threat level RED
All of the following are things people have actually said to me in the past three weeks…. 1. I hope someone good/nice/fun moves into your house. Ugh…. I just told you I’m moving, could we maybe ponder on that for a moment before we move on to your potential relationship with the person who will … More Things not to say to a person getting divorced.
Talking to a 14 year old is like trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks only Japanese, and is very old, and has no memory or patience and also doesn’t like speaking to people EVER. Yesterday I was folding laundry, minding my own business, when Carsten walks out of her room and into … More Communication