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Spring?

Spring?

Spring is sooooo slow in coming this year.  I blame that glorious week in mid-February when it was sunny and in the 70s and we started to contemplate (to our own peril) putting away coats and sweaters for good…and then we spent a week in the Caribbean and came home to an entire month where […]

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 […]