Okay. So, I know it's been a day or two since my last post 😉 and I wasn't actually planning a post today 'cuz it's crazy busy for us right now, but...who the hell could resist? Not I. You all know how much I like a good 'saga' 😂 😭 😓 Especially about cars. Or moving. Or houses. Or … Continue reading Should We Stay or Should We Go🎶🎶🎶
Walking. Like riding a bike...once you learn how...you don't forget. Choose not to, sure. But you don't forget. When I was a girl I used to walk everywhere. I would stomp with purpose in my Wonder Bread bag covered shoes to school in the winters, hoping to get the bags off and stowed before the LL … Continue reading Home is where you learn to walk
I'll go out on a limb here and say for most of us, being a parent is, quite literally, the hardest job we've ever had or ever will. And, at the same time, it's the richest, most fulfilling, most rewarding contribution to our own lives and always will be. One of the most surprising aspects … Continue reading Mommy Dearest
Yes, I confess. By the time I was 3, I was hooked on the ol' brew. (And, apparently, I passed that on to my eldest. Though, I preferred a bottle) Observez Vous... Actually, I was more hooked on Dad...I was his toddlin' sidekick in mighty whitey tights! Anything he did, I wanted to do. Anywhere … Continue reading I Was a Toddler-age Tosspot
A short re-cap... Toddler Troll '14 has died... ...and Damien '15 now reigns Damien declared the war of Two Ought One and Four was not over. He was now spearheading the charge. El Jefe sent his mangy minion "Mini Masher Mickey" to mangle my Mini Mad as Hell Wonder Woman (that's me...just ask my SideKick … Continue reading Is That Wonder Woman Whistlin’ Dixie?
2014 - The Year in Review I had the title typed before I saw the email with the gift from the WP helper monkeys that I assume we all got. And I know this is a bit longer than usual, but if the ultimate goal is to kill a baby (the new years baby silly … Continue reading And Now…Something Completely Un-Original!
P inkish hues of spider's silk O ranges, yellows, whites like milk R eds and greens in varying tints C apture the sun's rays as they glint H ere on the mums, there on a wing P rompting retreat to shade covered things O ppressive, this air you can cut with a knife E ven the bird, like … Continue reading Porch Poet
Last night saw the end of the longest running nightmare of our married life. The move to Virginia (a.k.a. As the Shade Spins) (aa.k.a. Two Thugs and a Truck) (aaa.k.a. The Snap Heard 'Round the Block) (aaaa.k.a. Row, Row, Row, Your Washing Machine) Moving on (yikes, that phrase alone gives me heartburn)... At 7:00pm we … Continue reading Today
Today was the first day since December 10th, that I've been free to walk out of my house on two feet, sans crutches, sans male nurse disguised as husband, and just dooooooooooooo! Whatever I wanted. Whatever struck my fancy. Just Do It! So...what did I do? I grabbed my camera and took her out on … Continue reading Free Birds
I saw this MEME today...and it got me thinking, actually it got me writing. I wrote this on a group page I am party to....Politics Vs. Reality, but thought it belonged here as much as there. This is my mind on white space after all. These are just my thoughts, opinions, ramblings, whatever. Nothing here … Continue reading Slice of Pie Anyone?
By dinner time tomorrow, our soggy, box-full, furniture-empty, house will feel like home despite it all. He leaves the deep freeze on the shores of the Arctic Ocean tonight and will arrive on the unusually frozen southern shores of the Atlantic tomorrow. Knowing he had not planned on bringing his arctic gear, an emergency phone … Continue reading One Day
While the recent trauma-drama had not yet completely 'drained' from my brain, it had, at least, 'trickled' to a minor, albeit steady, unresolved, 'drip'. Something akin to Chinese water torture. However, that said, I was surprised that I was surprised when I found myself, yet again, 'wading through a 'puddle of shit' left behind by another supposed professional's incompetence! This time, a new … Continue reading Ebb and Flow?
The opening of this, the last episode of As the Shade Spins, was inspired by my good friend Mimi, when she commented on the last installment "Why do I feel like this is movie material for the Griswold's?" Damn if that ain't the truth! Now, without further commercial interruption...on with the show... Last we saw our driver, he was stomping … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins…When the Door Opens”
I can't speak to your usual customs during intermission...but I hope you've refreshed your spirits, refilled your bowls, settled in the comfy chair, and are anxiously awaiting the next chapter of our little drama. If so with your permission, here we go... As the Shade Spins, Part III We left our cast at the end of … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins…the Hubby Loses it!”
As we get ready to join our already-in-progress play of numb-nuts and dumb-bells. I invite you to refill your bowls. There's a surprisingly large quantity left (what? you don't like it?) so I've kept it warming on the stove. It may be a tad thicker than it should be, but you could always add a drop or two … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins Some More Still”
Grab a bowl of warm can o' worm stew off the stove, and please make sure you only take what you can eat...there is plenty, but we want everyone to get their fair share. Yum! Oh, and there's some (Canadian) almost-beer in the cooler to choke it down with. (You're welcome NB) Then pull up your … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins Some More”
long ago and far far away, in the beginning of a dark and stormy night, it was love at first sight…then shit REALLY got interesting! 2014 The new year's babe came roaring into existence dragging what was left of her meaner older brother 2013 by the roots of his dead gray short hairs I had hoped to see … Continue reading “As the Shade Spins” A tra-com-edy of dysfunction and disillusion
It's official...we're on the road again. Tradin' in 'Ya can't get theyah from heeyah' for 'Ya'll come back now, y'hear?' The Green Mountains of Vermont, the land of my birth...to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Before the snow flies and on the wings of the snow birds, we'll be gone. Naturally, this meant another … Continue reading On The Road Again
Five & Twenty years today What seems like only yesterday You made our family whole that day Second born & second son But unique you are, second to none You favor both your Dad and Me Your brother? Lord, you two are like peas Gramp? Ha, have you seen your ears? With lobes like that … Continue reading Five and Twenty
For some New England states, the lack of development makes for an inconvenient truth...there is a high price for beauty. Of all the states that make up New England, Vermont pays a higher price for its pristine vistas and unspoiled landscapes, than do the others. That's not a scientific fact, but as one who has lived … Continue reading A Day Out with Superman and Lois – Part II