Sweet 16

My oldest daughter, my first baby turned sixteen on March 25th. ...more

Tripping over the past

When my mother-in-law passed away in 2012, I spent the first days after emptying drawers, tossing out expired bingo cards and forgotten lotions and gathering together a lifetime of memorabilia, with the intent to scan all the photos and newspaper clippings, digitize the dozens of boxes of slides, and in general, preserve these things so they could be easily shared with other members of the family. I brought home a massive box with us, and it has lived on the floor of my closet for the last several years. ...more

A Volcano of TMI

So, I had my gallbladder removed on January 16th. ...more


I’ve developed some weird emotional responses over the years. Crying at parades (any parades) and fireworks started happening after I had my first kid. Any music with a swooping crescendo makes me choke up....more


In my quest to win Best Wife Of The Year 2015, I got up at 3am and drove my husband to the airporter bus stop. ...more

In with a whimper

Normally, this time of year is when I recommit to writing. ...more

There’s probably a better way

I woke up this morning to the smell of rain in the air and a trail of muddy footprints from the doggy door in the kitchen throughout the entire house. ...more

Night is the time for bed.

Daylight Savings has done a number on me this year. ...more

Dressed to Thrill

I packed my two big kids off to high school in Anime-inspired costumes this morning: And then I sent my youngest off to middle school in a subversive knitted costume, because they don’t allow dressing up except during a specific parade during the day: The hubs went off to work in full Giants regalia in celebration of the World Series win this year. ...more

Call me Chip.

I woke up bleary and fuzzy one day last week, with a vague feeling of Oh No settling in my chest. Not for any reason in particular, mind you. ...more