Getting a line on the phones right now is like winning the lottery, but we’re all fine after today’s earthquake. I know you’ll all think I’m a big nerd for saying this, but it was a little bit cool! (I’ve been here for four years already, it was about time I felt something!) I happened […]Read More My First Earthquake
My brother-in-law’s band, the Indio Bait, comes up to LA every once in a while to play. (It would be more often if they only had survival jobs like all the other people in LA who are in bands, instead of careers.) Paul makes it a point of always attending, but last night was the first […]Read More Which Brings My Non-Classical Count to Two
Our routine for the wading pool is as follows: Park the stroller at the bench near our friends. Little Red takes of shirt and shoes and gets into the pool. I undress Boy Blue and put him in the pool. Then I go back to get Aiden and sit on the side of the pool. […]Read More Panic at the Pool
(shamelessly stolen from April) 1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! 2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually […]Read More Memories
It’s a tricky thing to get all three boys to sleep in the afternoon, let alone to have the sleep overlap. I was very concerned on our walk home from the park that I had lost it again this afternoon, as Aiden was fading and Boy Blue was out. As far as I was concerned, Little Red […]Read More Happy Nappy
I fell off the wagon. Hello, my name is Heather, and I’m addicted to realtor.com. I had been clean for two months but I slipped again last week. This time I moved our family to Anchorage, Alaska. I even figured out which neighbourhood we’d likely move, and I investigated the schools. I was already planning […]Read More I’m Here Until I’m Not
Paul had early morning meetings, which left me to get the boys ready for church on my own. I’ve done it before and I wasn’t worried. As I was finishing up my morning regime I thought, “I am so awesome. The boys are dressed. I am dressed. Not only will we be on time for […]Read More and that is how you lose your deposit
We saw the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, last night. It was brilliant. It was powerful. It blew everything else out of the water. It was totally worth the hype. This is not, however, a review of the movie. It could be, but those more eloquent than I have already put word to publish […]Read More All for My Entertainment, But At What Cost?
Last year I went to the dentist for the first time in a decade. I was so embarassed that I had two cavities and have worked diligently this past year to undo the damage of pregnancies and professional absence. At Christmas when I went in for my check-up I was relieved that there were no […]Read More “You Eat with These Teeth?”
A week or so ago, Paul came into the bedroom. “You know, Numb3rs is on.” “Yes.” I replied. “But it’s a rerun. I’m watching this thing on the civil war.” “Oh,” he said, very sarcastically, “because you haven’t seen that before.” “Sure. But this time the South is going to win.” And they will. I […]Read More True. It’s the most important thing I learned from three years in Virginia.