Gabby and I have been keeping a tally of what our garden has produced this summer. So far, among the herbs (tons) and peppers (fair) and cucumbers (so many fewer cukes this year, what’s up with that?) and the tomatoes which have just begun to present themselves– although two of the plants are currently […]

    I’m fighting with my right leg.

    Yesterday during my run, I did something to my right hamstring. Fortunately my friend Michelle drove by while I was doing the Walk of Workout Shame, and she gave me a ride home. (Thanks, Michelle!!!!!!) Then I proceeded to let the screen door close on my right heel, taking out a good-sized chunk. I […]

      Amazing Weekend.

      This weekend, the gentlemen in our house drove 6 hours in one direction while the ladies drove 4 hours in the opposite direction. We had lacrosse and dance. It turned out to be the most incredible, winningest weekend ever: Cam’s team went undefeated and won their tournament, while Gabby was on top of her game […]

        My heart is in Louisiana.

        I want to ask this question: how many people have to die senselessly before we enact laws to protect us all– not from those responsible gun owners, but from monsters like this? When will we stop screaming “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” and notice that, in other countries where gun control is stricter, […]

          Wednesday musing…

          Things I love about the teenage boys I drive to and from lacrosse:

          their passionate, ongoing discussion of lacrosse gear their jokes- some of which I am somehow not supposed to hear or understand, despite being a sentient being 3 feet away their crazy shorts their offhand, polite “Thanks, Mrs. D,” as they load […]


            I woke up the J this morning for swimming lessons. She rolled over, yawned and stretched, opened her eyes and saw me. “Oh, good morning, Mommy! I’m happy to see you!” she said, and held out her arms for a hug.


              Nature is taking its course.

              True-to-life depiction.

              Guinness, after his triumphant and rather traumatizing capture of a baby rabbit in our yard last week, has had another win in his incessant guarding of our yard against all tiny animals evil invaders. Behold the text conversation I had with Gabby last night:



              JULIE: See you in a few […]

                Summer Tuesday Bullet Blog

                First of all, if you get bored reading this, you can head over to Goop, where my favorite dried cornstalk Gwyneth Paltrow is teaching us all the proper way to yawn. I love her so so much. We threw a surprise retirement party for my mom on Sunday. It was so gratifying to see […]

                  Worst. Sound. Ever.

                  I have heard that rabbits can scream. It is, excruciatingly, true.

                  In other, possibly related news: Guinness can run much faster than I have ever anticipated.

                  (Happy ending: Cammy and I did save the rabbit, although it wasn’t uninjured…..)

                    We found this in our yard.

                    To quote Gabby, who is the one who actually found this thing: “MOM!!!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!”

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