Scary Movies

February 24, 2010 random

Tweet The boys and I are still awake. We went to bed at around 10:30 pm. Or rather, we started getting into bed at around 10:30 pm. When my husband is out of town, both boys like to sleep in the big bed with me. I let them. You know why? Because I am scared. […]



February 22, 2010 no manual for parenting

Tweet My husband is out of town again. Well, since he travels 50% of the time, as dictated by his contract, there is always 50-50 chance he is on the road. He’s sort of like George Cloony in Up in the Air, but without the dashing good looks. (Oh, I love you honey. I just […]



February 21, 2010 no manual for parenting

Tweet 1. Reading the comments people left for my last post, praising me for recognizing and questioning the rigid gender rules, in addition to feeling thankful, I am actually embarrassed. Feeling a bit like a fraud. A hypocrite. In an ironic way, although I set out to remain anonymous so I can speak my mind […]


Raising Boys

February 18, 2010 no manual for parenting

Tweet As much as I lament the lack of girl presence in my household, I know I am blessed to have my boys. They tug at my heart even though they bruise my sides sometimes when they roughhouse; They have no control over and are unaware of their own growing limbs.  They are protective of […]


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Cashews Are Nuts…

February 16, 2010 random

Tweet And so are YOU!* * Tis said with love and affection and gratitude… This post is a belated thank-yous to many of you who have bestowed me with love and support and honors. Chris over @ Vintage Christine (whose subtitle “I’m not old, I’m vintage” has become my battle cry) sent me a surprise […]


Happy VCNYAHS Day!

February 14, 2010 random

Tweet February 14. One of the Hallmark Holiday is celebrated on this day. It also happens to be the day Anna Howard Shaw was born. Ms. Shaw was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement and a physician nonetheless. In the 19th century. A female physician. Imagine that. Liz Lemon on 30 Rock dared to […]


WTF Wednesday: The Price of Tomatoes

February 10, 2010 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet I am honored to welcome Velva from Tomatoes on the Vine to participate in the WTF Wednesday feature in which rants and foaming are conducted and strong opinions are shared on things that bother us, that just won’t go away until we get on our soap box and let it rip. Velva celebrates the deep, communal […]


How I relax

February 9, 2010 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me, and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism: it’s my least favorite quality, and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody […]


Random pictures I took with my phone because I could

February 1, 2010 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This post should be filed under “Random pictures I took with my phone because I could” and “I am swamped at work but I need to feed my Tamagotchi aka blog so I am taking the easy, FINE, lazy!, way out” and “I am taking 6:30 am flight out, again, which sucks ass, and […]


The strength of not giving a damn

January 29, 2010 this i believe

Tweet We have all been asked of this quiz question before: What Super Power do you wish you had? I still don’t know what my answer should be. Flying? Mind control? Teleporting? “The ability to eat as much as I want without gaining any weight”. Yeah. That’s what I am thinking right at this moment. […]