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 →

My Day

7:50 a.m. Get up, throw on clothes.7:55 am. Change Matilda’s diaper, go downstairs.8:00 a.m. Breastfeed Matilda.8:15 a.m. Pour coffee, eat breakfast bar and drink coffee while checking email.8:45 a.m. Clean bathrooms and upstairs for house showing.9:15 a.m. Mow yard.10:30 a.m. Wash face, pack bag for outing. Feed Matilda again.11:00 a.m. Go by post office, get todd to drop me off,… Read more →

The Possibilities are Endless

This week marked a pivotal point in my life with Todd. After very little debate, we decided that after having Matilda, our family would be complete, and we would get Todd “fixed.” Actually, the deal was, we would get Todd fixed, unless for some reason i had to have a c-section while having Matilda, in which case i would be… Read more →

Memorial Day 2006

We went back to the Lake for the weekend. My dad invited his first cousin and his cousin’s wife and their two kids down for a night. It was pretty cool to see Rollie playing with his cousins, ages six and four (at left – Cash, Rollie, and Christian). My sister has no children, and neither do Todd’s brothers, so… Read more →

Proud Parent

The other day, Rollie said, “Good song,” from the backseat when I was playing “(Drawing) Rings Around the World” by Super Furry Animals. About a week before that, I looked in the rearview to catch him nodding his head to Broken Social Scene’s “7/4 (Shoreline).” Today, on the way home from the Y, I was listening to The Editors and… Read more →