Category: Just life, you know?

  • Grant stories

    Grant loves for me to make up stories, but he does not like to be the main character. So often I have stories for him about another boy named Grant (you and I, however, both know that our Grant is the Grant in the stories). Here are two recent ones I made up for him. […]

  • Shark teeth

    Grant recently had his first adult tooth growing in behind his baby teeth. We call these shark teeth, because they’re in rows. In due time, one of his bottom teeth became loose and wiggly. On our vacation, he was deeply concerned about this tooth, because he’s never lost a tooth before. At night time, when […]

  • Wasaga

    Every August, for one week, we go to Wasaga Beach, Ontario (unless the border is closed, in which case we stay home terrified and exhausted). We do nearly nothing. Venturing out to get this photo (a couple miles from our cottage) was An Event. It might be my favorite vacation. It’s nearby (four or five […]

  • 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