[Fail] A Week to Be Crazy

Photo: Isn’t that the coolest? My dear friend Tracy, who owns Happy Owl Glassworks, has made a gorgeous series of glass owls! They are all unique and she sells them for $45. The coolest part? They are magnetic and come with a little magnet for you to stick somewhere so that you can display your owl…

[Fail] Hit the Day Wall

  Welp, I’ve run out of day today. I spent my day chasing every task, and now I’m up against a deadline that I can’t push back any further. And when I’m done, I’ll need to go to bed because I have a very early wake-up tomorrow. And so, I’m forced to put this [Fail]…

[Fail] Not my fault this time!

The internet has been down all evening here, coming up again in fits and starts, never remaining for more than a few minutes. I hoped to get some Quiet Thoughts in today, but it would seem that the technology gods are conspiring against me. I am pecking this out on my phone, a task that…

[Short Post]Can’t Feel Accomplished for More than a Minute

Photo: Richard! You fool! Get down from there! (Seriously, I forgot to move the damn doll already! Had to throw him up there while the boys were still doing their get-up routine. Thank goodness I remembered!   The Christmas letter is written. The Christmas cards arrived yesterday afternoon (special shout out to the postal worker…

[Fail Post] Just a Little Too Much

Photo: My chicken was too big for my pot. Or maybe my pot was too small for my chicken? Whatever. It was a no-go… so I butterflied the girl and threw her in my cast-iron with all the ingredients I was gonna put on her anyway. The result was still delicious and the gravy that I…

[Blog Fail] Pretty Monstrous Week

  Well hello there, Dear Reader… I was gonna write about Mister Major’s Day Off because, you see, he woke up with pink eye this morning, so no school for him. Yep, so it was him and me on all the Friday errands, plus a little extra so as to make it fun for him….

Things Fall Apart

So, picture this: You’ve been feeling gross for about 18 hours thanks to a stomach thing that no one in the house seems to have but you.  You’ve slept, but not well. You’re still so queasy that you gingerly eat Ritz crackers and sip on Canada Dry for breakfast instead of enjoying your usual coffee. Little boys…

My Thoughts Are Still Loud

  I thought that I was going to find my normal space of reflection today. It is Friday afternoon, I’ve seen the announcement re: the charges for all six officers, and I feel so relieved. I feel pride for the young men and women who demanded something and got it this week. I feel pride…

O Christmas Tree….

  My mind was on thumb gussets and filling my printer with more paper so that I can print my second pattern for a gift I’m giving a friend. I sat here and stared at email first because I’m a Millennial and it’s been a long day already. Then came the sound akin to a…

[Bloggy Fail] Huh? What?

Photo: My Little Sous Chef at school today, doin’ it up big with some playdough.  The preschool classes with the “big kids” is quite involved indeed! But Ursa Major is fitting right in, making new friends, and falling in love with his teachers. I wish, though, that I had more time to spend with him…