Monthly Archives: Nov 2017

Day #319 Moss

“Dude, you have moss growing on your car. Why do you have moss growing on your car?” The Mister scowled at my laughter as he pulled at some blades of grass sticking out of the windshield wiper well. A clump of wet, green-lined sod came out. “It grows on the roof of our apartment building and…

Day #317 How to stir trouble and marital discord

Our family is ailing somewhat at this point. I’m recovering from a very nasty bout of flu, the Mister has a sprained ankle, and Hawkeye has had an increasingly worsening cough, prompting me to take him back to the doctor this morning before our trip out west to Nana’s house. Now, normally the ladies at…

Day #314 Stricken

I’ve been stuck down with the flu, despite getting a flu shot. Lucky me catching one of the less common strains. So, bedridden and achy and thoroughly disgruntled, all I have for you is another result from playing around with Portra. An old photo, this. From when Hawkeye was a baby. I miss napping with…

Day #313 Not the Mama!

Last time my mother was visiting Hawkeye was communicating with very basic sentences and a relatively limited vocabulary. Now, he’s a full blown threenager, and while much of his babble is still in that mysterious language unknown to grownups, there is also a significantly more complex communication going on. Observing natural language acquisition from up close…

Day #312 Helping

The end of ever-increasing incrementally exhausting number of days began with me waking up not even knowing if my mother had made her flight to Dublin and ended in a bar with a friend’s birthday party, full of people I dearly loved seeing, but costing so much effort from my non-existent energy reserves that I…

Day #309 The Dust of Life

The rule of scoring work swag is that you have to be in the right place at the right time. Or, as is often the case these days in large firms, looking into your inbox at the right time and clicking reply and send first and thinking through all of the details later. That’s how, earlier this…