Are we having fun yet!

Tegan was grouchy when I brought her to a Tahitian dance class last night and was taking it out on me.  She spent the drive taunting my ability to get anywhere on time. Uncomfortable doing something new, she shot me dirty looks throughout the class. She was all-around angry.  But you can’t stay mad while…

Second Holiday Season 

Lately it seems that one of the most consistent things on my mind has been “this is so tiring!” The last year and a half has been a complete crash-course in parenting.  Before, I might have wondered what sort of “mom” things I would do one day. I’ve gotten to find out. In elementary school I…

My Momma, Myrna

(Mom in 1986 (center), with her siblings. All three total Panamanian babes.)   I love my Mom!  What a journey it has been.  She has been fighting and healing through Myelofibrosis, a chronic blood cancer in which excessive scar tissue forms in the bone marrow and impairs its ability to produce normal blood cells.  The stress and…

Current Mood

It’s been really exhausting this last couple of months, I’ve been waking up around 1:30 am and if I do fall back asleep, it’s when the sun is just beginning to peak out over the day. There are the chores of having to attend to a constant stockpile of dirty dishes, the laundry, sweeping floors, wiping…

For The Love of Sundays 

“I suppose I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.” – Tennessee Williams “People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than…

Happy Halloween! Card

Anytime I travel I do my best to send Tegan lots of mail. Mainly because I want her reading as much as possible, also because I love the tactile aspect of handwritten letters, and the phenomenon of the U.S. Postal Service.  Unfortunately the Halloween card I sent to her never made it through the mail 😦…

“Welcome Back” Tsum-Tsums

I had just spent the past 4 weeks in Florida. Chase was running around excitedly, readying everything in anticipation of my return. I was delighted to see the preparations that had been fussed over, but most surprised when Tegan presented me with a welcome back gift.  Their love for me was evident in the spectacle…

Pancakes

I awoke to discover I had grown a second head.  It wanted pancakes. I asked my Mom if I should call a doctor… But she said that the new head was too pretty. and that pancakes sounded like a great idea.

The Image Search of Salmon Sushi is My Happy Place

The Norwegians sold sushi to Japan. But why does everything have to be sold?? I’ve decided to no longer feel obligated to act nicely to people who are only being “nice” to sell me something.