Okay. One more errand.

I said that I was going to try to avoid running more errands the next day, and I mostly did. Except that I had an Emergency Errand. The kind of errand that makes me act like Starsky and Hutch, where I jump into the car and slap a light on the roof and start the … [Read more…]


I went on a quick trip to Target today and I used self check out for the one item I was buying. So, first, yes: I will accept your congratulations on being a woman who can walk into Target and purchase only the single item that she walked in to buy in the first place. … [Read more…]

First Volleyball Tournament

J had her first volleyball tournament on Sunday. She had fun. The team didn’t do particularly well in the tournament, but since it was the first time that they’d ever played together in any games, that was to be expected, I suppose. But the girls had some down time between games to hang around and … [Read more…]


Our family loves to ski, but with the girls’ schedules, getting out there to ski feels practically impossible. On a typical weekend, M has a track meet on Saturday and a soccer game on Sunday, while J has been going to a diving practice on Saturday and a volleyball practice on Sunday. So when we … [Read more…]

Girl Power 2018

The silver lining to having a pretty much crazy-pants situation is that some of these young people are freaking aware. I saw this Daily Show clip from Yara Shahidi, the actress who plays Zoey in Black-ish and Grown-ish, and I loved it. Yes, she still had the occasional teenager “like” and “um,” but she’s talking … [Read more…]


Oh, my gosh, you guys, I am an almost entirely functional, normal adult.  It’s so exciting! I feel like I’ve been out of commission for forever. But I’m no longer nursing a splitting headache, my phone is functional, and I’m getting all sorts of really basic things done, the kind of stuff that should not feel … [Read more…]

Decreasing World Suck

This is a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago. But in the process of writing it I borrowed a term from Cute W, then realized that he borrowed the term from somewhere else, which meant that I felt compelled to 1) buy an official “Decreasing World Suck” t-shirt for Cute W and 2) … [Read more…]

Not Quite Better.

I’m going to say I’m recovering. I am still not operating at full capacity. Yesterday I took enough overnight cold medicine that I ended up oversleeping, and there was quite a bit of morning chaos involved. Really, the other members of my family are very competent. I don’t generally do all that much in the … [Read more…]

Sick. And Pissed Off About It, Actually.

I know it’s been forever. Getting ready for the holiday and then a week with the in-laws and then I got home and shifted seamlessly from exhausted to sick. Where I am currently languishing. If I spend more than a day or two feeling sick, I just start getting really pissed off. Because here’s what … [Read more…]