How to Have a Bonfire

1. Marry man who insists on keeping financial records from the Time Before the Moon.

2. Convince him to destroy all records from the 2 oldest years (this will take approx 7 years of marriage).

3. Somehow get it into your head that it will be fun to have a fire in your firepit, […]


    “Don’t laugh” revisited…..

    We were having dinner, and Gabrielle decided she wanted to get down; however, she hadn’t eaten anything; she seemed to be trying to absorb the pizza through her skin instead as she was covered in sauce. So, she started sticking her leg off the chair, saying, “I need det DOWN….. I need det DOWN…..” […]


      Random Thoughts, mostly kid-related

      Thursdays are like a big tease. You’re almost close enough to call it the weekend, yet you still have to get through Friday.

      I have a friend with a 15-month-old daughter. I like her and her husband a lot. But for some reason, their little girl just doesn’t appeal to me. When I pick […]


        Update: Gabby and the raisins

        [From another AIM message of my husband’s:]

        Dave: btw…I could just kick your ass over gabby’s raisin dumps

        Dave: she just blew out another pair of shorts

        Dave: The next time you decide to give her a bucket of raisins, you’re staying home for the next two days. She has gone through 5 pairs […]


          Helping or hindering?

          So. I had 5 projects that I wanted to complete around the house this summer. Somehow, my husband got wind of this and my projects are slowly growing, feeding off his ambitions and his accidents. Argh. Here’s the current breakdown and status of the projects:

          Original Five: 1. Paint the basement stairs (status: done!) […]


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