Posted in January 2012

i really am

From ‘I See Myself’ Approximately three weeks ago … I am in my doctor’s office. I am not sure what to say when he asks what brought me in. I’m guessing it won’t be particularly illuminating if I answer, “Because I promised my husband I’d come.” I do my best to explain. “I’m worried about … Continue reading

the week of miracles continues

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. ~ C.S. Lewis * Ed Note: I thought about turning the following into an actual post. Ya know, giving you the background, weaving the various threads … Continue reading

STEM force

* Last Friday, my friend, Alysia sent me a link to a video with the following note attached. You must watch every minute of all 28 minutes. I would not say that if I didn’t feel that strongly, you know that. His talk will turn everything on its head for you. I am going into … Continue reading

finding the pubbies

* Bedtime, last night “OK, baby,” I say. “It’s time for Mama to go. Let’s pick a number.” She smiles at me, her mischievous grin glowing in the pale light from the fish tank. “One million gajillion!” she says. Her delivery is priceless. I laugh out loud. “Could ya tap that many?” she asks. “Hmm, … Continue reading

lucy peach

– Yesterday afternoon, we made it official. Lucy Peach Ariel Hannah is now a member of our family. When we first met her, she was terrified. She cowered behind Mrs S, the woman who has been fostering her for the last three weeks. She had her tail between her legs, her head down, her little … Continue reading


– Katie and I are in the office. We are combing through Pet Finder, engrossed in the pages upon pages of dogs in need of homes. We hone in a few, read their stories, wonder if perhaps they might be the one who is meant to join our family, destined to be Winston’s playmate. I … Continue reading

me too

Read yesterday’s post HERE. – for when we dig the deepest reach and reach to the farthest corners to unearth the darkest treasures give words to the whispers lend them a loud, clear voice then and only then do we take steps toward the light and when we take that treasure, dark and cold as … Continue reading

i see myself

– I seeeeeee myself! ~ Brooke every time she sees her reflection – Saturday night, six months ago Luau and I are chatting about the evening’s plans. Our sitter is coming over in an hour, but we have no idea what we’re going to do with the free time. I grab a gift certificate off … Continue reading

ten years hence – (plus two)

Ed Note: The following was originally published on New Years Day, 2010 ** ** TEN! Luau and I stand on a riverboat in New Orleans, ready to ring in the new millenium. I tuck into my wrap to ward off the wind. Who knew it would be so cold in New Orleans? The smallest details … Continue reading

looking forward

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. ~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” – Just after Christmas, my friend Alysia over at SPDBN asked a question of some of her contributors. What, she asked, was your favorite memory with your child this past year, and what is something … Continue reading