Author: Zandy

  • Heavy

    Grant, 6, woke up sobbing this evening. He came downstairs and I asked what was wrong. He said he was sad, because someday I will die. I remember doing this around age 10, with my parents. But in my case, I was concerned about myself dying, because I didn’t want to go to heaven. I […]

  • Twinning

    The twins each have a pair of sandals and for a short while, they each lost one of the pair. And then when we took a trip to NYC, Henry forgot to bring shoes, but we had the lost individual sandals in the car. So for the entire trip, Henry had to wear mismatched sandals. […]

  • 13th anniversary

    Today is Bob and my thirteenth anniversary. Apparently the lace anniversary! Bob bought me wine and I bought him dinner, so we got pretty close to hitting the nail on the head, in terms of traditional gifting. Here are my favorite selfies (usies) from the past year, since August 1, 2021. Click to see the […]

  • Reading

    I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading for the last, uh, 103 weeks or so. On my kindle I’ve read 20 books so far this year, which feels low? But I don’t think actually is. I’ve read between 32 and 35 books each year on my kindle between 2019 and 2021. I also have […]

  • Shark Girl

    For the record, I had the idea three years before Grant.

  • Grant is six!

    Today Grant turns six. He’s been looking forward to this since the day he turned five! He woke me up this morning by leaning over me, touching our noses and saying, “Mom. I am six.” Let’s take a look back.

  • 30 Rock

  • 12 years with WP.com

    My relationship with WordPress.com has officially reached the age of a tween. In another year, it could register on Tumblr! Besides being inextricably linked to my career with Automattic, WordPress.com has been important to me. It’s the largest multi-site of the open source project, WordPress, which is very cool. In fact, being a very, very, […]

  • Dictation

    My five-year-old has me take dictation, and it is always way better than expected.

  • Frunks

    Henry is developing characters for a graphic novel he wants to write. They are called frunks, and he has done a fantastic job so far. I love his art so much. The frunkeen is something he created and it’s going in the book somewhere, but he doesn’t know where yet. He also doesn’t know what […]