Wah! Wah!

Wah! Wah! Agh! I've hit a wall. It doesn't happen often. I feel like I have a pretty high tolerance for lack of sleep and the physical demands of running this household. But right now, I'd like to run up the white flag. The baby is throwing up, has been for days. He was already treated once in the ER for dehydration, and from what I can tell, might be headed there again. The hot water heater has been acting up and "the dishwasher of my dreams" has turned into the 'dishwasher of my nightmares' which necessitates *LOTS* of washing dishes....more

Perfect Moment Monday: Down with the Sickness


Car crashes and ear trumpets

This morning I took Izzy to school. She was still a bit under the weather because of her ear-ache over the weekend, but I plied her with heavy-duty meds and decided to hope for the best. Once we arrived, I handed Izzy over to her lovely teacher, Miss C and said, "you might have trouble teaching her today. She can't hear anything." Miss C turned to Izzy with concern on her face, and asked, "aw, you poor thing, aren't you very well?" Izzy remained rooted to the spot looking blank, like Naughty George does. ...more

The Clueless Caregiver

You know the age-old wedding vow, “In sickness and in health”? Well, when I stood under the chuppah and got married three short years ago, I never really gave much thought to that vow. Unfortunately for my husband’s sake, I really should have....more

We too dated a long time before marrying, in fact we lived in two different states flying to see ...more


 Guess it was time I post this morning. Today we are faced with yet another snow storm on the horizon. I am SO done with winter at this point I can't even tell you. My poor calendar has had to be rejuggled so many times it is not even funny. First, no workout since last Monday. I went today but because I'm sick with this darned head cold, well, it was a light workout. Last week, because of the snow, I had to yet again cancel my massage and facial. I have the worst luck with that and I so need it right now....more

The Big Thaw

I was going to copy and paste the entire blog post but hey, come on by my blog, Jill of All Trades and read about it.  I could use the traffic and COMMENTS! ...more

Snow, Dinner and a Toilet

Yup, doing a double post today.  I've pre-written a couple but since the weather is playing a huge part in my life right now...It is quite beautiful this early, early morning and I'm happy to be all safe and warm at home today.  The Hubby is being a real hard headed guy this morning.  He is pretty determined that he can go work out at Hillcrest (not going to be open!) and then on to the office (where none of our guys are going to be there).  For gosh sakes we can not even see the road out in front of our house for the blowing stuff and the pile up.  He will drive me...more

I have trouble with restaurant food too...no matter how nice the place.

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The work of relationships

I was talking with a friend about Laura Munson’s article, from the New York Times, “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear.”  Munson's husband told her that he didn't love her and wanted out of the relationship, and Munson told him she didn't believe him, then gave him time to work out the issues that were haunting him.  ...more

In Sickness and In Health

For us, last weekend was one of those times when, as parents, you ask yourselves – aren’t Saturday and Sunday meant to be for rest? The visit to the London Natural History Museum was fun but was also absolutely exhausting. Sophia was already cranky and hungry because, as she was eating so slowly (one of my biggest pet peeves I must admit), we were forced to curtail lunch lest the entire afternoon lapse! Compound this with the fact that she hasn’t completely transitioned out of her stroller and wants to get in and out every 10 minutes, you can understand my early bedtime....more