Month: June 2015

The Thing With Feathers

  I had one of those existential days this week where I looked around at the parts of my life that I’m usually good at shoving aside and not dwelling on because they make me crazy. But this time when I tried to shove them aside, they wouldn’t be shoved. They stayed. I tried to ignore them as I weeded…

Nacho Cheese

It seems I have reached the point in the summer when my mind has separated from my body and has taken to floating around the upper corners of my house. Meanwhile, my automaton self keeps driving people places, cleaning up, and making food. It’s okay. Though I am kind of brainlessly wandering through my days, I don’t feel completely lunatic…

Oxygen. Chocolate Doughnuts. Honey.

Father’s Day began with Jack climbing between us in our bed and elbowing our stomachs and ribs with his elbows. But there was no Code Brown today, so it WAS a holiday.  After sacrament meeting, we visited Great-Grandma and Grandpa Snow. Within two minutes of arrival, Jack had pillaged Grandma’s supply of lemon chiffon yogurt, which she eats every day…

Coming home is hard to do

I am experiencing post-vacation let down. I’m an anomaly among humans apparently because I don’t start missing my home and my routine on vacation. I want to stay and live in fantasyland forever. Is it too much to ask? I don’t care for returning to reality. Let’s revisit the trip for the purpose of allowing me to savor it a…

Things I am Thinking

1. You can’t run away from your problems.  Not that I am trying to. Rather, Dutch and I spend a lot of time talking about how we could improve things for our family (i.e. a less poo-smelling house, fewer lakes of urine to clean, a basement that hasn’t been destroyed, etc.)  and we got nothin.  We can fix it, and…

Bringing Up Betty

Last night I did a podcast interview. This was after I asked around to figure out WHAT THE WHAT podcasts are and why they are a thing. And they ARE a thing! I learned that. And then I did one. I spent a pleasant 45 minutes chatting with Sarah Evans about the ins and outs and what have you’s of…

Daily Charlie

Today as we drove home from picking up the dry cleaning, we saw some army guys driving army trucks so that was super cool. Charlie asked me probably six times, “How many years ago was Dad an army guy?” My response was the same each time, “Dad was never in the army.” I think he kept asking because he found this…

We need Jesus

I’m in a state. I want to curl up in my down comforter and sleep away the summer. I don’t have any excess energy. There is just barely enough in me to slog through the days. And what is wrong with me that I am always tired? Please note that the first person to tell me that I should stop…

Red Vines are banned here

Two packages of candy have cost us five hundo this week.  The tootsie pop that Jack hucked at the windshield on the way home from the cabin hit with enough force to leave a largish rock chip. Except from the inside of the car. Hours later it cracked outward into a giant semicircle, a smile of broken auto glass.  And…