Posted in July 2009

at a loss

*** This post is dedicated to the memory of Tayley the frog. Sweet dreams, little guy. *** Spacial orientation defines our natural ability to maintain our body orientation and/ or posture in relation to the surrounding environment (physical space) at rest and during motion. Genetically speaking, humans are designed to maintain spacial orientation on the … Continue reading

neil, meet everyone. everyone, meet neil.

. One of my favorite aspects of blogging is the dialogue that ensues long after a post is written. Some of it happens right here, in the comments. Some of it spins off between readers and leaves me far behind. And some of it – much of it, in fact – happens via delightful e-mail exchanges, rich … Continue reading

lollipop lollipop

. . I’ve been working on a BIG post. Or at the very least a HEAVY one. One of those posts that starts with “… and it felt like the wind had been knocked out of me when …” and ends up somewhere around “so how do we ever know we’re really doing right by … Continue reading


photo by daddy . Katie called from my mom’s house on Sunday morning. She was having a ball – all the nerves of the night before long since eclipsed by the anticipation of the day ahead. I was so proud of my girl. She was proud of herself. She had conquered her fear and made it through … Continue reading

if woody had gone straight to the police …

It was all my fault. Simple as that – the whole thing could have been easily – really easily – avoided. It should have been a perfect afternoon. The weather was gorgeous (finally!) and Luau and Katie were on their way down to Connecticut to drop Katie off at her grandparents’ house for her first big kid … Continue reading

good calling

But wait there’s more! ~ the late Billy Mays As though we hadn’t had enough Bloggy Mama Love to last til Kingdom come, there was even more in store for the weekend. On Sunday, we had plans to meet up at the beach with Jeneil, her beautiful daughters, Rhema and Hope and her delightful (and … Continue reading


. i love you too, scrappy doo you know why? cause when God had this mad crazy idea to challenge us with these extra special kids He said to himself (or herself) i’ll give her a friend a really good friend who will GET it like no one’s business but first i’ll put them on … Continue reading

right on time

I’m over at Hopeful Parents today. Please go there to read today’s post. It’s about time. No, not ‘it’s about time’ you went, but the post is about time. Well, sort of. Ok, not really. But just go. Check it out. Tell me what you think. Please? Click here.

the hitchhiker

* I picked up a hitchhiker last night. Don’t worry, Dad it’s a metaphor. Stay with me. I was on my way home from a night out with work friends and there he was on the side of the road, looking all friendly and needy. He jumped in and made himself comfortable. “No need for … Continue reading

and i'm stickin to it

* i promised to keep it light this week and by god i’m stickin’ to my guns. i will not follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole. i will not pass go nor collect $200, which i’m sure is down to like $98 or so in this economy anyway. nope. my arms are folded, … Continue reading