Category Archives: happiness

Crazy-Amazing

Some days you want to forget, you hear me? And then there are days like yesterday. I never want to forget yesterday. Because Amazing, is why. So I got called down to the principal’s office, which is usually a good thing, but somehow it still has the power to make me a little nervous. (Full […]

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Wrapping

(As in Wrapping up the Year. I’m not still doing presents the Day After.) Christmas was lovely and precious and fun and very nearly perfect. After a very not white November and December, we got inches of powdery snow for Christmas morning. Couldn’t have been more pretty. We did happy presents – lots of the […]

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Refocusing the Energies

There are times when I find it very easy to huddle on the floor in fetal position feeling overwhelmed by Life. Today I started behaving myself like a grownup. (I’m sure you’re clapping for me. We’re all so proud, you’re saying.) I’ve taken the month of July off – no schedule, no appointments, no plans. […]

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Look! IT WORKS.

I’ve had ever so many great ideas of blog posts in the past 3 weeks. And I’ve had an interface problem for each one of them. Boo. But there’s this principle that we mention a whole lot at our house: “Ask for what you want and you might get what you want.” I asked for […]

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My Boy

The sunlight slides down-and-across the wall. Partly reclined, I sit propped against four pillows (one too hard, one too soft, one flat as paper, and one Just Right) writing notes on Whitman and Miss Emily Dickinson. He comes in, grinning and waving, and crawls in beside me, bed-warm toes against my leg, reading the words […]

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Happy Making

Here are things that make me happy. My Husband, he whom I adore, has decided he will love 30 Rock. Oh, the joy. “I want to go to there.” My Kid 1 came home for hours and hours on Saturday. We loved all over her. I bought a pair of pants. Stretchy, skinny ones. They […]

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Shall We Discuss Virginia Woolf?

Oh, Virginia. I tried to love you, back in my younger days. I read something of yours that someone suggested and I didn’t get it and I moved away, like you were some strange spicy curry that my thoughts weren’t ready to taste and enjoy. But today, today you have filled my whole soul up […]

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Satisfaction

I’m going to tell you this thing that’s true right now, but isn’t always. But right now it’s true (like I may have mentioned) and so I will share it, because it’s good to be true. I am satisfied. I like my life. I enjoy the people with whom I share my days and nights, […]

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