This Post Annoys Me So Much I Can't Even Think of a Title

These are the books my little reader is checking out of her school library: Princess Barbie Does Something With Other Princesses, Barbie Does Something Else But This Time She's a Merrmaid, Some... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more. I HATE it when people do that!) ...more

Confessions of a Particular Size

Seth offered to let me sleep in today, which, in Mrs Parlance, means "I'll get up with the kids as quietly as possible...more

Let There Be Drywall Dust

This week is crazy full, and every little thing will be covered in a dainty, delicate film of drywall dust. Everyone, say it with me (that makes it true, you know): Dainty, Delicate, Drywall... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more ....more

This post had a title but then I used it as the punchline instead

This ridiculous little person is headed to her first ever day of daycare today, and for the first time since March, I'll have an uninterrupted morning in which to Do Things. And I'll get another one... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more ....more

Family Circles and Traffic Patterns

We were in the (stomach flu) hotel for a week. One week. When we came home, our house, which - if you remember, looked like this we left: had undergone a dramatic transformation in the hands of the.. ....more

The Girl Who Read (not to be confused with the girl in the green scarf)

I used to bring home stacks of books from every conceivable section in the library, twelve high, and return them a week later to check out more. I honestly listed "reading" as my one and only hobby... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more ....more

What To Expect

Today this boy is headed off to school. Full time....more

Pool Noodle Propitiation

I walked down that long stretch of beach again, Oscar wailing in the background where I left the kids, past the pleasant man and his pleasant son, and laid the pool noodle down beside the beach... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more. I HATE it when people do that!) ...more

I Am Not A Raving Narcissist, I Just Act Like One

This is a picture of my grandmother's hollyhocks, because we're talking about friends and stuff, and that's girly, so here's a picture of flowers or something. Also I think they're pretty, and I like... (I am a jerk, and making you click over to The Mrs to read more ....more

How To Explain A Whole Island?

I've spent the last two days* trying to think of a way to explain Manitoulin Island to you. I'm not really sure that I can. In fact, I'm fairly certain that I can't ....more