Monthly Archives: March 2010

At My House…

* It’s snowing. And sticking. * Colds are returning. Tissues disappearing. Noses reddening. * Term is ending. Papers printing. Folders organizing. * April Fool’s Day is coming. Bewaring. * Hearts are healing. It’s time-taking. * To-Do lists are growing. Not shrinking. * Sugar-avoidance continuing. Tummy flattening. Pounds dropping. (I think. I threw away my scale. […]

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¡Olé!

So I’m trying to imbed a video. It’s not happening. For some science-y reason. But there you go. Nonetheless, take 18 minutes out of your life and watch THIS. My excellent SIL Jen sent it to me. It’s Elizabeth Gilbert – remember her? (in the video. not my SIL.) She wrote “Eat Pray Love” (of […]

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Proud Mama

I just got back from watching Kid 1 perform in the region drama competition. Can I tell you what? That is one brilliant kid. She is stunning. On stage, she opens like a flower, and all this depth pours out. Wow. Just wow. The play the did is a one-act adaptation of a show called […]

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I am Writer, Hear Me Tap-tap-tap

So, so many times I’ve had this discussion: What makes you a writer? Well, I write. Okay, but when did you first start calling yourself a writer? Oh. That. When I was published. See? I’m an oxymoron. Oxy- part optional. But what I mean is that to be a writer, you write. That word, WRITER, […]

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What is this feeling?

So there’s sadness. Grief. Sorrow. My sweet, wonderful, generous, laughing, picture-taking, movie-loving, wave-running, Beach Boys-listening, Elvis-adoring, milk-drinking, compliment-giving father-in-law passed away yesterday. As I held his hand in the ICU this week and listened to him breathe through the oxygen mask, I wanted that hope that his girls felt, that hope that he would pull […]

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Writing

Nope. Not that kind. In fact, I have nothing to report on the Creating Something front. No, I’m talking about pencils. Do you love pencils? I do. Right here at my left hand is a jar (Mason. Pint. Narrow mouth.) full of pencils. Hang on, I’m gong to count them. Nineteen. Plus two Sharpies (one […]

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Look!

Yesterday it was a thin layer of icy snow. Today? Slickshiny mud, with a small fat red tulip-tip peeking out. And another. And another. It may be just one corner, but it is happening. It is coming. It is. Now please excuse me while I lie on the driveway with my nose pressed to the […]

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Half

Does it feel like Thursday was a long time ago to anyone else? Yikes. And I’ve been Momming and Playing so much that I haven’t written a thing. Not a blog post, barely an email. Certainly no revisions. So all my big plans of submitting? They’ve gone the way of the… well, whatever. Gone, anyway. […]

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