Monthly Archives: December 2009

Really, the most obnoxious, sarcastic, mocking song, which always seemed to come on at perfectly timed moments this week, like when I’m screaming four letter words at my husband for nearly sending Kendall (who was still getting over a cold I was convinced would turn into pneumonia) out in the tundra with SOAKING wet hair, […]

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It’s that time of year again when I get a wild hair up my ass and try to spruce up this place I call a blog. You may have noticed the new color scheme and the sa-weet threaded comments feature, but I’m pretty sure you’ve definitely noticed the new JuiceBox Jungle video player to the right. […]

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The winner, as chosen by Random.org this morning, is commenter 945. That means that Lindsey from LindseyIvory.Blogspot.com won with this comment: “A little gross but true: this Dyson would be sucking up dog hair all day so that it doesn’t end up covering my new little baby!” I sent an email to Lindsey, but still […]

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We became homeowners about 8 weeks after Kendall was born. You should really never close on a house when your newborn is plagued with colic, but hindsight is 20/20… or something like that. Anyway, we had a *house* for close to a year, but we didn’t really have a *home* until sometime this summer. Truth […]

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Timeouts, that is. Or maybe it’s just the combination of focusing on lowering my stress level, his new language explosion (even if it’s still in a super secret language that only I can understand), and him finally getting old enough to understand, if only a little bit, that there can be consequences to his actions. […]

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Silence except the sound of my footsteps, rhythmically pounding in time with the sound of my breathing… heavy at this point, but not labored. As the sun gets high in the sky it lights up the gentle rolls in the water that fills the lake. It’s nearly noon. I come to a bridge that I […]

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About a month ago, after another unsuccessful attempt to suck up all the dog hair and filth from my floors, I tweeted something like, “Vacuum, oh vacuum. Why don’t you suck?” because that’s what I do with random vents and frustrations about mindless things like household appliances when there’s no one to voice them to […]

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O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! You are not toddler friendly. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Your colored lights are taunting. He runs to you with arms held high, You nearly poke him in the eye. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Why’d we put you up so early? O Christmas Tree! O Christmas […]

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