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Five for a Fresh Start

Five for a Fresh Start

Just in case anyone is still out there, I thought I’d pick up blogging where I left of, oh, somewhere in the fall.  Amy told me recently she still checks every once in a while to see if there is anything new, so at least there is one reader out there…  But even more I […]

A Midsummer’s Post

A Midsummer’s Post

Let’s just pretend we’ve been hanging out here regularly for the past few months, like we’re totally caught up on what’s going on in each other’s lives, like there hasn’t been a long, uncertain spell of silence that leaves us drowning in self-doubt.  And you can forgive a few backdated blog posts that have been […]

A Breather

A Breather

Aloha from…well, the chair in my living room on a rather chilly day in late February.  But there is sunshine in my heart and a patch of sunburn on my right shoulder, so let’s pretend for just a little while that we are all hanging out on the beach in Maui, watching the sun go […]

Hanging it up

Hanging it up

Hello from the last week of work.  It is…quiet.  My head—which has been whirring and spinning since I said the words “I need to be done” to my boss six or seven weeks ago, which has been busy even in my sleep with nonsense dreams about how I will say goodbye to all this—is suddenly […]

Lucy at Five Months

Lucy at Five Months

Dear Lucy, When people say “it goes so fast,” I tend to look at them like they are crazy—the little baby phase does not go fast to me.  Until now.  Suddenly you are five months old and such a little person, and I can hardly believe that I will blink my eyes a few times […]

Mid-May Nonsense.

Mid-May Nonsense.

I have literally seven (seven!) blog entries awaiting postage.  Seven.  Spring, with activity in hyperdrive, is hard on my blogging habit, and having two children may actually finish it off.  There are so many things I want to do with the precious time I have when someone doesn’t need me–go running, clean my floors, do […]

Lucy at Two Months

Lucy at Two Months

Dear Lucy, It seems like we passed through some of the hard newborn stuff in your second month, and as we hit your two month birthday, we may have (knock on wood) turned the corner.  Mostly we were all sick for weeks, but now we are recovered.  You had a painful phase of crying for […]

Settling In

Settling In

We have officially begun the process of settling in to life as a family of four.  Mom, who has been gently holding us all together for the past two weeks, left on Monday night.  It was a rotten, gloomy day, and I cried along with the weather, but she left us in such good shape […]

An Unglorious Christmas

An Unglorious Christmas

I’m sitting here by the Christmas tree in the fading afternoon light, savoring today’s batch of Christmas mail and feeling very weird about the fact that I have not written a Christmas letter myself yet.  We’re delaying on purpose.  One week from now we will meet our little girl and start using phrases like, “Let’s […]