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…]

Functioning!

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…]

Track Meets!

So, like I’ve said, M’s doing track now. It turns out, she’s really pretty good at it. She’s had two meets so far, and it’s a learning curve for her (and us), but it’s going well. The nice thing about a track meet is that even if you’re brand-new to the sport, it’s pretty obvious … [Read more…]

Call me!

The girls and I have been having some communication issues lately. It’s entirely phone-related and therefore generational. So, first, we had a mild shoes crisis. M had to dress “professionally” for a school activity. Actually, that’s kind of a story in itself, because she’s doing this Youth Court thing. Basically, if young people in the … [Read more…]

New Gadgets

I still haven’t caught up from Thanksgiving. Hosting is great because it forces me to tidy and declutter. It also serves as an excuse to make random household acquisitions. Like Cute W’s favorite new kitchen item: this OXO fat separator. I have no idea why this makes his life so much easier because I pretty much … [Read more…]

Careful Consideration

Oh, man, these girls are good. The other day I came home and both J and M were hunched at a computer screen. Turns out that J was applying for a special STEM field trip for 7th grade girls. This was funny because a few years back, M went on this field trip, but she … [Read more…]

Credit Where It’s Due

J was named a “Super Student” at school. At her middle school, they name several kids as “Super Students” for each quarter. But they also don’t repeat this honor during the year. So it effectively becomes this sliding scale, right? The “Super Students” for 1st quarter are the super-fantastic, nerd-tastic elite super students. Then for … [Read more…]