Month: January 2014

Lovely Things

Reasons today is great: 1. I got to take a nap. 2. I wrote and sent out an article. 3. There is an icy dusting of snow on the tree branches outside my window. 4. I had toast with strawberry jam for lunch. 5. The fireplace is burning in my living room and no longer smells of burnt toys. 6.…

If You Really Must Know

It’s been a week of some seriously bottomed out lows, interspersed with a few surprising highs, and it’s only Wednesday. And I’m so sleep deprived that I started crying when I told my husband tonight that I will never again have the energy to clean up the den of filth that is the playroom. He sent me to bed at…

Buh-Bye

This Christmas Break will forever be known as the One Where Jack Had Gianatti-Crosti Syndrome (And Not the Chicken Pox). Since almost no one ever gets this rare disease, I’ll tell you that it’s a condition that can happen secondarily, following a previous infection. Jack had strep a month ago, so bingo. It’s not contagious. It makes your skin look…

ISO: Movies with Pep

I’m thinking my resolution for the new year should be to stop watching so many depressing British period films. You know what they say, a few late nights with languid, rainy shots of the English countryside and Keira Knightly/Kate Winslet/Cate Blanchett in a corset are good for the spirits; but stick too much with the deeply dramatic Brit Lit BBC…

Too honest?

The downer tone of my last few entries has me pondering this blog. What is it’s purpose? Is it too negative. Is it too revealing about the nature of life in a house like mine? This blog isn’t a traditional journal, although it possesses elements of a journal. It features journal-like entries, but importantly, it’s public. It invites readers to…