Today I went to Scratch cupcakes and got four cupcakes: carrot, chocolate brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and princess. After that I swung by Fareway and bought Cheetos. Tonight, we celebrate Grace’s 14th birthday. She may refuse the cupcake but what matters is that we tried. She hardly ever refuses Cheetos. Today I really let myself … Continue reading 14
In the school system our kids are in you go to one school for grades K-5, another for grades 6-7, another for 8-9, and then the last for grades 10-12. My one school building that held grades K-12 childhood in no way prepares me to even know how to approach that much change for Grace … Continue reading Are we overthinking this?
Once a year as I prepare to write this Christmas note I spend some time on my cell phone looking back at the pictures I’ve taken over the past year. The usual things are there: Grace’s birthday, Graham in snow, Easter, last day of school, summer vacation, sparklers on the 4th of July, food, … Continue reading The top of the Christmas tree didn’t light up
Kevin’s been trying to get me to buy fewer books and be a better customer of our library. It’s been a good stretch for me but failed miserably with this book. I’ll be buying it. I’ve read this book in small pieces. Often times so overwhelmed that I had to put it down. Other times … Continue reading A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald
I’m just being upfront. I am not ready for fall. The kids are ten days into school and I still just can’t get myself to lean into it. We had a really great summer. We started the summer in Niagara Falls by way of Michigan. We visited an insanely large Christmas store, enjoyed the beaches … Continue reading Not Ready for Fall