Last two weeks (ish)


Minding To start with a brief aside, “mind” can mean quite a lot. It can mean to caretake (child minder), to be careful (mind the gap), to pay attention or remind (mind your manners / mind you), to be bothered (do you mind?), it can be your brain (in the back of my mind), the way […]
Sunday walk On Sunday, Grant and I took a long walk around town. We got caught in a thunderstorm and had to wait it (mostly) out in Tim Hortons, which Grant found wonderful.
Purple delight This flower is luxuriating in my garden, and I feel so much joy because of it.
Spot the difference – round 2 Here’s round one. Remember for Mother’s day the sweet book Henry filled out for me? Well, being in the same grade, Eleanor did one too. Let’s take a look: I appreciate the callouts to soap, the guinea pigs (who do sound like car alarms when they’re feeling bitchy), my Starbucks mugs along the top of […]
Pastoral Western New York on a warm spring evening.
Tomato Plant Day Every mother’s day, we get my mom a tomato plant, and try to spend the day at my parent’s house (illnesses notwithstanding). Yesterday was a perfect day, and my oldest sister was able to come as well! We – my mom, my sister, and I – tried to get a photo together, but my various […]
Henry’s mom I like the sound of Henry’s mom – she seems rad. Henry really is the best ❤️
Seventy-nine I took my parents to lunch yesterday to low-key celebrate my mom’s birthday. Look at these two lovebirds who are now both 79 years young! My dad said he still feels 25, but if he suddenly jolted back to being 25, he’d probably lose his mind (paraphrase). Happy birthday mom! 🎉💐
Outside
American Grafitti We have some real vibes at the ice cream place today. In the rain.
Busy weekends Two different, differently busy weekends. Weekend One Last weekend, Bob took me out for an overnight in a nearby ski town to celebrate my birthday. We took his sister and our brother-in-law out for dinner and drinks as well, to make it a proper party. I had so much fun! I bought a new dress […]
A short film by Grant Please enjoy this short film by Grant. He hopes to be considered for best original screenplay and best actor and best director. I’m the cinematographer, and I’m already the best. It’s possible you hear me stifle a yawn at one point but that’s not a reflection of how many takes this took. Also we couldn’t […]
Spot the difference Twins are not nearly as alike as one might think. Recall the frog book that Eleanor made as an assignment? Well Henry made one too. Let’s compare their dedications. Eleanor’s first, as a refresher. Then there’s Henry’s dedication, which when contrasted with Eleanor’s dedication, tells you exactly everything about their relationship. May Eleanor and Floor […]
Friday It’s been a long day (starting early with some meetings), and progressing fairly non-stop until it was time to pick up Grant. But it is nice and sunny today, so we went to the playground before dinner, and then to walk around JCC after dinner. I’m solo parenting for a few days, but sometimes the […]
Forty-one More like forty-fun, amirite? Forty was a good year. It went well, and I’m glad it happened. I’m really looking forward to forty-one, because it just seems like it’s going to be awesome. I love flowers. Bob bought me a beautiful bouquet yesterday (Grant tells me he was involved in the selection, but since Grant […]
Spring It’s happening!
equilibrium A day more than ten weeks ago I committed to ghosting on Twitter, FB, and Instagram. Since then, I have been to Facebook once, and Twitter a handful of times (to check notifications for both), and have not been back on Instagram. I’ve been glued to my phone for years, more than a decade, certainly, […]
Fantastic Frogs! For a class project, Eleanor had to write a book about frogs. She did very well, and editorialized the hell out of it. I am proud. There is a lot more to this book, but it is actually about frogs, and I’d recommend checking wikipedia. I think that’s what Eleanor did.
Three kinds I have three different kinds of children, as embodied by this photo. Grant is mid-air. Henry is worried about Eleanor. Eleanor is succumbing dramatically to the wild ocean waves.
Universal We went to Universal last week, and it was our first time going together as a family. We typically go to Disney (fun fact: my grandfather helped build Tomorrowland at Disneyland), but now that the twins are old enough, we decided to try something new. A few years ago at one of the Automattic Grand […]
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