I Forget

My brain’s sieve-like tendencies are not improving with age. Shocking, no? I’ve always been easily distracted in an, “Oh look! Something shiny!!!” sort of way, but this is new. Here’s a sampling of things I have forgotten recently:

My blog turned 6 last month. I thought about it the week before, sort of planned a post, [...]

Let’s Go Bucs

After 18 consecutive losing seasons, the formerly hapless Pittsburgh Pirates are heading into the All-Star break four games over .500 and exactly ONE game out of the division lead. The TV commentators were speculating this afternoon about a possible run for the division during the second half of the season, or at least the wildcard. [...]

One Door Closes

Dudley, our foster dog, is moving on tomorrow. He’s going to what we expect will be his forever home in New Jersey. Some great folks have stepped up to drive parts of his journey and if all goes well, he will be in his new home before dinner.
He has been with us just a few [...]

The Drooling Song

This is classic Eleanor, making up a song, covered in jelly stains, being silly. Enjoy!


Forms. Paper. Bills. More paper. Did I mention paper? I hate them all. I’m knee deep in all the paperwork that goes into the smooth running of a household, and I just got rid of two large garbage bags worth of it. Most of that was Oliver’s art. The boy would like to hang on [...]

Happy Birthday Suebob!

I am lucky to have some very good friends in the blogging world. Friends who tolerate my extra special brand of annoying craziness. They even introduce me to their friends. Last year’s BlogHer conference in New York was no exception. Laurie and Sarah, my posse at Yankee Stadium, introduced me to Suebob Davis. We shared [...]

Weight Watching

I’ve been back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon for ten weeks and I’ve lost 22 pounds. I have 30 left to lose, according to all the magic charts for height and age. The last two times I did WW I didn’t qualify for the age bonus. Oof.
Just ten weeks ago I weighed more than I [...]

Twinkle Toes

These dainty toes belong to my six year old son. His younger sister has been pestering me to paint her nails for a few weeks. Since she’s still sucking her thumb, and I fully intend to use this as leverage, we compromised and painted her toes pink after her shower tonight. The toe separators [...]

New Love

I really love my new camera, Mr C’s present to me for my birthday last January. It’s not really new, but since Mr C was the original owner, it is in pristine condition.
The iPhone is great, and I grab it all the time but the more I play with the Canon XTi, the more I [...]

So That Happened

I have neglected this blog for too long. It’s not that nothing has happened. Too much has happened. Too many entirely blog-worthy things. It’s the words that didn’t happen. It’s not you. It’s me.
Here are the highlights, so to speak, in mostly chronological order:

I went back to Weight Watchers. On-line only this time. Much to [...]