Good hearts

‘Do you like your child’s SO?’ I’m asked this question with surprising regularity and it still surprises me. If the person my child is seeing is making them both happy, that’s as deep as I need to think about it. It’s their relationship. When the SO willingly makes a website for my child’s cat, with […]

Insomniac *brain drain

What if the B&B in Groundhog Day is evil and everyone staying there is stuck in a loop.  What about the other guests? They’re still waiting for rescue. *reference to ancient children’s movie full of Jurassic Park Easter eggs because insomnia brain time skips

Crying in the popcorn bucket

As the lights dimmed in our completely full auditorium on opening night, the audience applauded. The instant the applause faded, sniffles could be heard. There was a palpable tension as everyone waited to see the conclusion of twenty something movies and a couple of TV shows. At an emotional point on the screen, I wiped […]

The night the lights went out on fb

Our power used to go out frequently. Sometimes we’d hear the transformer blow. Sometimes we’d see the lines on the road. Other times, it just popped on and off for several days in a row. I don’t know if the utility companies have better maintenance routines to prevent the failures or if it’s just been […]

not a camper

The husband loves to camp. The children love to camp. I hate camping. I will shop for camping supplies and gather campfire cooking ingredients. I will pack with ziplocs for waterproofing and gather gear for unexpected weather. I will unpack, scrub and launder the day that campers return. I don’t camp. I don’t need camping […]

you might be old if

“This is my favorite light setting. When I die in my sleep, change the setting to this so I look my best for the coroner.” “Yes, dear.” “Also, wipe the drool off my face before they get here to collect me.” “Whatever you say.” “Are you listening to me?” “Mmhmm. I’ll do that.”

playing with cameras

She: “Don’t step in front of the camera if you are going to run around the house like that.” Ten minutes later, child dancing in underwear has no memory of the camera conversation. She: “Don’t forget the camera.” He: “If I don’t care about open windows, why would I care about our cameras?” I can’t […]

He vs She: Sick days

Day One He: Takes to the bed at the first sign of illness and sleeps for 24 hours. She: Drags herself to the nearest sitting spot. Stares blankly into the distance. Mumbles that this is bs and she doesn’t have time for it. Gets up and drags herself to the next spot that may or […]

The project

He: “I’m turning the water off and draining the old tank now.” She: “Everybody shower. Quickly! We won’t have water for a week. Fill the water bowls. Move it!” I love home repairs and improvements when they are complete enough for the tools to go back in the cabinets. Getting to that stage is somewhat […]