I am thankful for my husband’s family, they are a family to me. This year, as it is with all of our California holidays, we went down to Paul’s uncle’s in Costa Mesa. Andrew, Nancee, and Seth came out from Vegas, and Paul’s cousin David was there, too. As always, it was a perfectly wonderful […]Read More Thankful
Our naps were all out of wack yesterday, but the boys pulled through and made it a beautiful afternoon. Spontaneously, in the middle of megablocks, both of my boys pounced on me and drowned me in kisses in the same manner I have so frequently done to them. I love kissing them, but I think […]Read More Is It Better To Give, or To Receive?
Today I am trying to stay calm. Today I am trying to stay positive. Today I hope that the three little boys with whom I spend my day can distract me enough that I won’t count time, or budgets. Today I hope that I can lower my blood pressure and decrease my stress. Today I […]Read More Today
On a particularly normal day someone started whining and I got into a sarcastic speach: “Yep, making people unhappy, that’s what I do. It sure makes me soooo happy to have everyone mad at me. . .” I was mostly speaking to myself, although partly just venting to Paul. Little Red piped up from the […]Read More Clearly, He’s Not Ready for Sarcasm
How could I have known, last spring, when I found the perfect gift for Big Jack on clearance at the perfect price, that when his birthday rolled around in November we wouldn’t have a job and thus no money for gifts? I just saw what I wanted at a good price and snatched it up. […]Read More It’s the Little Things that Make Life Big
Little Jack demanded a playdate with Little Red before 9am. By the time his mother and I were done playing phone tag it was much later, but I was so relieved to have our friends come over! Hooray! Once they got their angst out they played SO WELL together. It was creative and wild and […]Read More Super Friends
Last night as I was leaving our enrichment activity for our women’s association, I stopped to say hello to Aiden and his Grandma. He immediately leaned over for me to hold him, which I gladly accepted. I chatted his his Grandma and made faces at him, and he smiled gleefully back at me. Then I […]Read More I Think the Boy Loves Me
Little Red: “Hugh, what is your favourite recipe? Mine is carrots.”Read More Overheard this morning during playgroup . . .
I have not forgotten: not my Grandfather, not the countless others. I write this as a place-marker, and hope that my children will understand the sanctity of this day.Read More Lest We Forget
I called a moratorium on small businesses as employers for us. This job search we’re only considering established companies, and our reasons are many. Getting into a larger company takes longer; a longer application, multiple interviews, and tests. We are knee-deep in several companies right now and even further along in others (although I think those […]Read More Change Gonna Come