January 2016

It’s 6:15 am. Do you know where your Suzy is? She’s blasting down the highway in her Ramones-powered car, cursing the darkness and the blare of oncoming headlights equally. And […]

OK…Take Three! It took me more than an hour and no less than three attempts to make mashed potatoes, a first (and hopefully, a last) for me. I dared to […]

I couldn’t wait for Megan to open her Christmas stocking. I was sure I had included the perfect present*: a gift certificate for getting her hair highlighted with the ever-wonderful […]

The Office

Hello from Absurd World, where the Wi-Fi at work hasn’t worked for over a month (wish I could say the same), despite the original estimate from the IT folks of […]

Ode to an Engine Light

I just wouldn’t be Me if there wasn’t something wrong with my car. I was driving to work one morning, listening to Bobbie Gentry* and being blinded by oncoming traffic […]

We are solidly in the part of the year where no cold water is required in the unheated shower. Just turn the hot water as far as it goes and […]

These Magic Moments

Good morning! It’s a rainy one, and I’m trying to ignore the wind chimes. Yellow Dog just walked by, on his endless quest for his old friend and playmate, Schatzi. […]


Look Out! I woke up this morning to the wind chimes singing a warning, that cheery harbinger of uncheery power outages to come. I put on the heat while I […]

Shiny New Year

Goodbye, 2015 The last day of the old year and the first day of the new one both dawned bright and beautiful. I ended the year on an industrious note. […]