Thursday, August 4, 2016


Does anyone miss me and my musings? HA HA HA! I mean for real - it has been a long long time, huh?! Well I'm just writing a simple "HELLO" just in case someone stumbles across this ol' blog and wonders what happened and where did I go.


Sloppy Smooches,

Friday, May 17, 2013

space, man

He's quite the explorer, going boldly where no child has gone before, or ever should go...

Spring is here, but as far as I'm concerned, we are living in the dead of summer with its constant sun, shirt-stripping heat, and the kind of moisture that could bring down a faulty basement wall. I'm just waiting for the onslaught of the menacing, endless parade of insects. Bring on the infestation! I'm ready for it... just not in the baby's room, okay?

He is so much braver than I.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

days with graham

photo - rebecca cifaldi
It has been days, weeks, months even, with this baby Graham at my side, in my lap, in my life. He is a brave, fine lad, and I am his braving, harried mum. Life has taken on new meaning? and time has turned on me, but I soldier through and at the end of some days (which never end) I feel amazing - a glowing sense of magic shining off this little boy's beautiful head. It IS worth it. It is WORTH IT - after all.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

baby baby on his way

Oh my! Looks like this expanded lady is about to burst! That's right! Our due date is one week away and in reality that means this little kid could come at any time now. We are excited, we are delighted, but we are first time parents-to-be, racked with nerves and misgivings. We have prepped our spaces, hung a giant giraffe head, notified all interested parties, and now all we can do is wait...

But while we have waited we have been treated to the kindest of folk and all their well wishes. Thank you friends and family for the love and support, the advice, the treats, the eats. We feel that much more prepared for all that you have done and we will never forget how awesome you all are!

not an adequate depiction of the current tum
Hugs and Kisses from a girl ready to explode!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Baby Attack

...and I'm back. Feeling a bit full in the belly because of my not so recently acquired passenger, Freddy (temp tum name), the freeloading little critter that I am working on growing. A very interesting thing, this being with child turns out to be. One minute you are up and rocking around town and the next you are down in the proverbial dumps, laying on your uncomfortable, woolen Ikea rug, just trying to work your way through a solid day's nausea. It may not surprise many folks that I am not the most gracious pregnant lady that ever did live... At this very moment I would say that I don't plan to do this again, but you never know, I could really enjoy nurturing and all of that (doubtful).

So will this blog turn into mommy matters? be continued (after a much needed snack/nap break and at a time when I can actually answer that Q)...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bloomin' Day

Okay, not quite a bloom, but yesterday they were twigs among faded bark shavings. Today they are flexin' their muscles, getting ready to make their mum proud... I suppose saying goodbye to winter isn't so bad.

Monday, March 5, 2012