Genetic Predestination

This is Rollie in his Batman mask. (He was Batman for last Halloween. I know, not that creative, but people, I had a 23-day-old baby and wasn’t functioning at full capacity. He’s lucky he even got to go trick or treating.)While I was folding laundry in my bedroom yesterday, Rollie was running around in his mask, while Matilda sat on… Read more →

We’re In the Zoo

We renewed our Zoo Atlanta membership again this year. I spent most of last summer chasing Rollie around the zoo. Seems he didn’t really care too much for the animal watching, but was more into picking up sticks, running away from me in crowds (not difficult to do as I was 6 months or more pregnant all of 2005), and… Read more →

The "News"

Rollie woke up early this morning, and then proceeded to go into Matilda’s room, waking her about an hour and a half earlier than she usually rises. (We woke to her screaming bloody murder and Rollie yelling, “Tilda’s crying!!! Mama, Dada, Tilda’s crying!” Gee, wonder why she’s crying.) So, all four of us were up bright and early, just after… Read more →

Um, Yum?

Night before last, i was putting Rollie down for the night. We were going through our ritual of saying “Goodnight” to everything in God’s name (“Goodnight, Dora. Goodnight cowboy pictures, Goodnight Chicken Blues, Goodnight light.” And so on, ad nauseum.) I kissed him on the forehead and realized he was chewing on something. He had a board book in his… Read more →

There, I’ve Said it

Alcohol and dieting don’t mix. I could have lost a whole lot more weight by now if i just quit drinking. Or drinking during the week. Or even just drinking at home. So, my sister and I have made a pact. I am not drinking again until 4th of July weekend. We have a wedding to attend that weekend. Wish… Read more →

We Need to Raise the Bar

You may or may not have noticed the lack of Dogwood Girl posts. For good reason: I was being a responsible parent. I have been thinking a lot about the kids’ education lately. I have also been doing a lot of research, and realizing that the information out in the ether is really confusing, hard to interpret, and varies massively… Read more →