I don't read a lot of self-help. My time spent in that part of the book store is pretty much dedicated to the "there's something weird going on with my kid" shelf. But a little while after my Disturbing my calm blog, I went looking for some paperback perspective. What caught my eye was a… Continue reading Book recc: “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It”
The boys abandoned the dinner table quickly last night, so Sean and Lisette and I sat around and talked books. I had talked with the girl recently about why characters in books and movies appeal to us - in part, because they're designed that way (either deliberately, or unconsciously, by the author), and in part… Continue reading A happy world full of books
Here on the little porch, behind the grapevine. I'm posting more of these kinds of things here not to brag, bur because I'm trying to find more moments of beauty and peace in my day. I have a beautiful life, and it's time I start appreciating it more.
It's been too long since we've all been in for a cleaning - long enough that it's practically a first time for Eric - so I scheduled us all for a dentist visit yesterday. Eric got to watch me get my teeth cleaned, and he asked questions and chatted amiably with the hygenist. He was a… Continue reading Dentist
Sean's teaching Eric his first Kenpo class right now, because he's is six now. Eric has that sweet little look he gets when he's terribly pleased about something - closed smile, pride, quiet.
I'm calling Thanksgiving "Butter Day" from now on. Sean's a spectacular chef, but his food exacts a price, and milkfat is the currency. Oh, yum. This year was turkey, taters, yams, green beans, parker hosue rolls, homemade cranberry sauce, cheesecake...our standard lineup. I also made a pear tart out of one of Gordon Ramsay's books.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts
I've noticed that I spend a lot of time refraining from Tweeting, refraining blogging through my professional blog. about all the randomness that goes on in my mind and all the awesome cool things my kids say and do. I clearly need a space all my own, where I can gratuitously and unapologetically post to… Continue reading Happy golden years…