The Time of “I Don’t Wanna”

Photo: This year, I’m learning applique. I was at my favorite fabric store today  (followed by pretty yummy Thai) to pick up fabric and embroidery thread/floss to replicate this piece that my sister did for me back in ’16. I call her Our Lady of Smiting and I give her a kiss whenever I go down…

God Don’t Like Ugly

Photo: OMG Dear Reader, it’s so cold outside. (How cold is it?) It’s so cold, the Charles is frozen over! Brrrrrrr!   Dear Readers not here in Massachusetts probably don’t know that we got a big storm on Saturday night and into Sunday. The timing was a mixed blessing: no work/school disruption, but if you were…

Just Own It

Photo: I haven’t taken many pictures lately, but scanning through my Google photo I found this awesome one from my trip to Vermont. My friend stocks toys in her house and this made me actually scream with joy and take a picture! I had this Fisher-Price Tudor House when I was a little girl and…

Let’s Have a “Whaaaaaa…?” Post

Photo: Ursa Major (background) and Ursa Minor before this week’s round of haircuts. We actually decided to leave Ursa Minor’s hair alone because, frankly, we don’t know what the heck to do with it. It’s weird and it won’t do what it is supposed to. So we’re gonna let it grow out and see if it will find itself…

No, My Sons Won’t Be Calling You By “Just” Your First Name

Photo: We’re classy folk, so sometimes I dress my boys up kinda fancy. Like during Easter. Weren’t they cute? Also putting this up because it makes me think warm thoughts–because clearly it is SNOWING right now in Massachusetts. And we’re supposed to get “significant” snowfall on Wednesday AND Sunday! Lord… I need Spring. Desperately.   Call…

Of Microaggressions and Getting a Little Angry…

Photo: This is a picture of my front yard from a few weeks ago. You can’t drive over it because my septic system is under all that dirt, and if you drive over it, you can damage it. There is a way to drive to the front of the house. You see that dumpster there? Yeah……

Please, Keep Assuming That I’m Harmless

Photo: Two little bears “dancing” in front of a very old door in Massachusetts. Too bad they aren’t facing the camera. Otherwise, this had the potential to be a great Christmas Card picture. Mission Impossible!   I did not get to have the pleasure of turning in Ursa Minor’s preschool application in front of Peggy…

In Vino Veritas

Photo Credit: Wikimedia.   Mmph… that potluck…. Wow… that potluck. Let me tell you ‘bout that potluck. But first, business: I want to be perfectly clear about the context in which all of this happened. So let’s get some disclaimers going:  I have no problem with being the only Black person in the room. I’ve…