Further Prof of Insanity: Blog365

I got through NaBloPo­Mo, as ridicu­lous as it was to com­mit to post­ing at least once a day for a month. So of course that small suc­cess has led me, in a moment of more-than-usu­al-luna­­cy, to sign up for Blog365 (oth­er­wise known as “Out of the Fry­ing Pan, Into the Fire”). The pur­pose is fair­ly clear: […]

Lazy Day & Posting Articles

It has been such a lazy day. All our body clocks are com­plete­ly con­fused. It’s going to be so hard on Sam to get up Mon­day morn­ing! These days have been sweet and uncom­pli­cat­ed. I just had a delight­ful can­dlelit bath, with my sto­ry­teller stay­ing with me the whole time. I am very, very sleepy […]

Reading

So, the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas want me to talk about what read­ing means to me or my child. How about both? You might have noticed that I talk, a lot, about read­ing. I think Now Read­ing shows at least four five of the books that I’m read­ing right now, and that’s a fair­ly nor­mal number. […]

Packaging Boyhood

From the lat­est Dads & Daugh­ters newslet­ter: Our friend Dr. Mark Tap­pan is co-author­ing a book, to be called “Pack­ag­ing Boy­hood” about mar­ket­ing to our sons. The book aims to “scru­ti­nize the world of boy pow­er, and the ways media and mar­keters’ stereo­types about how to be a man reach way down into the lives […]

It Was a Lovely Day

Please note: Yes, I am refer­ring to today, the 12th, which is my birth­day. Those close to me know that I gen­er­al­ly hate my birth­day, as it’s a reminder of mul­ti­ple mis­car­riages and oth­er nasty things hap­pen­ing around this time sev­er­al years in a row. Sam and Katie man­aged to make #41 very nice, though.  Sam […]

The EM Curse

I’m view­ing this entry on my ginor­mous 22″ mon­i­tor. My hero acquired it via freecy­cle, and tot­ed it from the pre­vi­ous own­er’s house to our car and into our house again. It has some insane­ly love­ly res­o­lu­tion and so on, and is so big that I can have the text size set to HUGE and […]

Rumbles from the Recliner

Not from the grave, oh no, not yet! It’s been too long to do a real “this is all that has hap­pened in my life.” Writ­ing it would exhaust me, and read­ing it would like­ly bore you. If you want to know about some­thing in par­tic­u­lar, please ask. I’ll be post­ing a few things short­ly that […]

Finally, home & cat stuff

The last install­ment of the update—home stuff Sam and I are adjust­ing to sleep­ing at a new height. Yes—height. I’ve lust­ed after a cap­tain’s bed for some time, because of the stor­age pos­si­bil­i­ties and how much more walker/wheelchair friend­ly our bed­room would be if we could remove some of the fur­ni­ture that would be made […]

Give Sambear hugs!

My poor baby sur­vived appen­dici­tis — two week­ends in a row!  He final­ly saw a doc­tor this week and drank the nasty bar­i­um shake so they could see his innards. The ver­dict is that the appen­dix needs to come out, prefer­ably on our sched­ule (mean­ing laparo­scop­i­cal­ly, which is much safer) than on its sched­ule (emer­gency basis, […]

Quote of the Day, Happy Half-Hour

“We wor­ry about what a child will be tomor­row, yet we for­get that he is some­one today.” — Sta­cia Tausch­er, quot­ed in The Change Your Life Chal­lenge by Brooke Noel. One of Noel’s sug­ges­tions is to have a reg­u­lar “hap­py half-hour” with your fam­i­ly. Set up fresh fruit or oth­er healthy snacks, pour cups of […]

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