July 4

Her I sit, with a sleeping–finally sleeping–toddler on my lap, quietly watching fireworks and a small plane that’s circling the valley. The boys and their dad have gone to find a better view and now that the little girl has gone to sleep, it’s kind of nice here. Quiet, in a way. I see the…

Disconnection

Today I had a two-year-old who wasn’t feeling great. We had some fun, but her nap was shorter than usual and she spent a lot of time just wanting me to hold her and/or carry her around. She was also emotionally volatile. I mean, all two-year-olds are, but she was a little more volatile than…

Catching Up

I think I’ve settled on a goal of finishing up a masters in English. I started down that path almost nine years ago, flailed, and bailed. I wasn’t quite ready then, but I think I’m ready now. Of course, I’m plagued by the notion that maybe the flailing and bailing that I did was because,…

I Feel…

I feel afloat in a sea of mediocre. I want to read something smart, but after searching and searching I can’t find anything quite right. I wish I’d cleaned some more instead of sitting on the couch. I could have used some of the time I was looking for articles on the library’s website to…

I Heard the News Today… and Lots of Other Stuff Too

The special election and all its drama is finally over and all that drama may be a contributing factor, but it’s not just that–I have social media fatigue. Or maybe it’s just social fatigue. Either way, I get the feeling that I really need to reduce my bubble for a moment. Or a weekend, maybe.…

Goodbye Weekend, I’ll Miss You

There were a few things I didn’t get done this weekend, like homework or book reading, but there was also plenty that got done. I worked four and a half hours, my eldest child was shuttled back and forth from a birthday pool party, I took the younger two to a park, I folded a…

No Foolin’

This evening I took a wellness assessment through my work wellness program. I, um, need to take better care of myself. The assessment results weren’t terrible by any means, but I can do better. I can eat better, I can manage my time better, I can be more mindful with my relationships, and I can…