broken dam

Five years ago today, Gracie was born. I had an appointment to be induced at 9 a.m. Something about having an appointment to have a baby feels very unnatural. I'd always imagined rushing out the door once my water broke the way they do in the movies. But when I woke up that morning, my... Continue Reading →

serenity now

View from my hammock:Tonight after work, I sunk into my hammock. Sometimes I become so emotionally overwhelmed that I have to stop and breathe. I have to let my thoughts that have been huddled in the corners of my brain waiting for their chance to exercise play out. I have to slow down. So I... Continue Reading →

internet vs. bedtime

Steve and I have different bedtimes. I can't believe I just said that and didn't backspace. It sounds so juvenile. But I really don't know any better way to say it. I go to bed much earlier than he does. I like to read in bed and let my eyelids tell me when it's time... Continue Reading →

Why people suck, part 1

I haven't bitched about what I hate about people in a couple hours awhile. It's about time. Isn't that why you read my blog? So we can agree on common hatreds? Honestly, that's what makes a friend to me: not someone who loves what I love, but rather, someone who hates what I hate. Take... Continue Reading →

hammock, horticulturist, halfwit,

Ideally, on Saturdays Steve and I work in the yard. Sometimes that happens, most times it doesn't. Today for some bizarre reason we both felt very ambitious. We just recently had the jungle of Mulberry trees we inherited demolished:Before:After:I hate Mulberry trees. I have been yanking out seedlings everywhere. They spread like the clap.My next... Continue Reading →


The Street of Dreams last night was a total disappointment. More like a half a block of semi-finished dreams. The street of dreams used to actually be a street full of houses you could "ooh" and "ah" over. This year, it's four houses. FOUR! And none of them had all the rooms finished. And so... Continue Reading →

baby shower

I'm all over the blog world today. It's about how awesome I am at baby shower games. I even had my picture taken by Donna Boucher. Check me out. Donna's kind of a big deal in the blogging world. Over a million hits is a big deal. At the rate I'm going, it will take... Continue Reading →

out of this world

I had a car scare yesterday. OK, I'm always scared of my car; it's a rickety bucket of bolts that leaks oil, makes rattling sounds, and doesn't have air conditioning or power steering. And the manufacturer is now out of business. It doesn't get much better than that. But yesterday my coolant temperature gauge needle... Continue Reading →

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