my belt…

In 1977 in a 7th grade shop class a boy made a leather belt.  It was a popular color of light golden brown.  On it he pressed stars and music notes and a simple sentence...  a sentence that could have kept him from getting laid ever.  Ever. "SCIENCE FICTION IS THE GREATEST" And then I … Continue reading my belt…

and I do…

8 years ago today it rained.  Not a huge downpour, but one of those consistently overcast days where the rain comes in waves.  Where the air smells fresh and clean and the sky is that lovely pale dove gray with patches of white clouds. We were living out in Banks then and the 45 minute … Continue reading and I do…

um I do…

I'm standing over the sink in my too tiny kitchen drinking out of the 1 teaspoon sized measuring spoon that is still attached to its nesting mates when Mike walks in.  He looks at me and stifles a giggle then looks at the counter.  He's just cleaned the kitchen so part of me is aware … Continue reading um I do…

a boo boost…

I've been promising K for weeks that we would pull out the costume bins.  Yes, we have several large bins of costumes wigs and accessories... doesn't everyone? I was looking forward to it in an odd sort of way.  Kind of like you look forward to going to the dentist not because you enjoy the … Continue reading a boo boost…

gearing up… (or I’m doing NaNoWriMo again, don’t tell my husband)

In 19 days it will be November. To most of you November may seem to be a pretty innocuous month.  I mean really...  it's November.  The biggest most stressful thing about November for most of the USA is... Thanksgiving (the Canadians had Thanksgiving yesterday). The kids are settled into school.  The winter holiday season is … Continue reading gearing up… (or I’m doing NaNoWriMo again, don’t tell my husband)