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Steve took Caroline and Patrick down to the ffarm this weekend to hang out with his co-ffarmer... [I told you that Steve and his college friend bought the farm together - yes? For the record I thought this was the... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Julia
Caroline's surgeon came into the exam room today in his scrubs and apologized for being so late. "Something came up at the hospital," he explained. There is really nothing you can say to that other than a murmured "Oh, of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Julia
Edward spent most of last year curled up in a ball on the floor of his classroom with his hands pressed over his ears and it was... so painful and confusing. Steve and I could not reconcile the Edward we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Julia
I cheated. I figured out how to change the date of the post so I finished writing as intended and now the original lament is our secret. Moving forward I plan to write mainly from June of 1880 - a gentler time, poised on the brink of the Garfield assassination.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on With Two Minutes To Spare at Julia
1. Steve is in Cincinnati and I miss him. 2. I cancelled Caroline's four week post-surgical follow up when she had that fever and completely forgot to reschedule it. She took a bath last night and as I was helping... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Julia
Yesterday Patrick was looking for something to enable him to distribute powdered dye more evenly and precisely [Thoughts? the mesh tea strainer I grudgingly allowed him is not meeting his needs. I was thinking a flour sifter but the holes... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Julia
Caroline said, "Hey Mom, make sure you look in my take-home folder this time. There's an important medical bulletin in there." I overlooked the obvious aspersion upon my school communications reliability (which, after all, was perfectly just) and checked the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia
Me too!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Tactful at Julia
As anyone who has ever watched me try to parallel park (hi Mom!) can attest; I am not good with spatial relations. I am really not. I mention this because Edward climbed into my bed this morning, as is his... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Julia
I meant to tell you this sooner but Steve read The Martian and then got it for Patrick for Christmas - they both loved it. So yes! A brilliant suggestion indeed, profanity be damned.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Conversation at Julia
Nobody wanted to watch either the FA cup semifinal or Chelsea v Manchester United with me today so I left Steve and the children to their yard work and set off for St Paul in hopes of locating this secret... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Julia
Just to clarify, Caroline, Edward is not suffering from ammonia. But thank you for looking it up for me and yes, it is a poison, and yes, that would have been a medical emergency. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Julia
Shhhhhh! Every day I worry that we will get invaded. Everyone is really lovely, aren't they?
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2015 on Talking Pneumonia at Julia
I will expect you to descend via umbrella a la Mary Poppins any moment now. I'll just go wait in the front yard, shall I?
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2015 on Talking Pneumonia at Julia
I wanted to record the only moment of the day that Edward was not either asking me something (if you multiply a nanometer by a nanometer do you get a square nanometer or a nanometer squared? why don't squirrels climb... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Julia
So after I talked to you last night I heard... something as Edward walked by me. I told him to stand still while I pressed my ear to his chest. "Nice deep breaths," I told him. "Shhhh," I said to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Julia
Wow. The next time I am at a party and don't know what to say (i.e. the next time I am at a party) remind me to ask people if they can remember a significant book from their childhood so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Julia
A couple of things. First, several of you mentioned and I wanted to third/fourth/fifth that recommendation. It's a website that gives basic age ranges for things like TV shows, movies, books and apps but more importantly it tells you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Julia
With three minutes left in stoppage time I found myself wanting Queens Park Rangers to score a goal and at least get the draw. Against Chelsea. I'm not sure what to make of this. PS Edward, incidentally, was fine with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Julia
Oh right, Hiro.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2015 on I Had Billed It As A Treat at Julia
I know I am no longer in the first apple-blossom blush of youth but we watched Big Hero 6 this afternoon and... what? When did Disney stop following the accepted literary device - first employed by the Greek tragedians, no... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Julia
Patrick's school conservation club hosted an in-school yard sale today and - as I discovered last night - the cooking club partnered with them to provide an accompanying bake sale. I felt just like Erma Bombeck. My child informed me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Julia
My mother is visiting! I love it when my mom comes. She's very very easy to have around. The other day I mentioned to Patrick (who grew an inch and a half between February and April) that he will soon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Julia
Thank you! I have wanted to and all I need is a request to feel like people are just clamoring to swap recipes and ideas. Consider it done.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Caricatures at Julia
Cowboys are My Weakness! Yeah, Steve had a deer skin on his bed when I met him. Diana or Medea? That's very funny.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Caricatures at Julia