…the red blanket…

…my girl is growing… She just made her way past me carrying her red blanket out to the fire pit where she and her daddy are quietly taking in a bon fire.  Her sweet (and loud) voice carry through the night air, through our windows where I sit plucking away at my computer.  I should […]

…procrastination…

When is enough, enough? I’ve been so busy the last few months that I joke that I procrastinate by doing other things on my “to do” list…and moments stolen with my girl are a dream.  It’s really not funny, if you think about it. The fall is quietly rolling in, and a certain Marine will […]

…is it always greener?

I met with a new friend today for some delicious Mexican and an afternoon jaunt to the saddest circus I’ve ever been to, and had one of those conversations that really made me think. In between sweet baby gurgles and incessant toddler babble (which is was totally not patient with…and feel totally guilty about now) we started talking about […]

…a different life…

Sometime.  Just sometimes. I wonder what it would be like to have gone a different path.  To have a different life. What would it be like to have stayed in Michigan? To have not gone to Mississippi? To have matched on match day? To have a husband who is home all the time? To be […]

…life and tea…

…for me, busy thoughts at the end of the day are often silenced by a good mug of tea and some snuggles with a certain Marine. Tonight we’re watching a Food Network Challenge where the chefs are cooking with “waste food” (food that cannot be sold).  The basic premise of the challenge is to force […]

…the perfect timing…

I swear. Kids are programmed to do something ridiculous at just the exact moment they shouldn’t. I also think this ridiculous thing, when it happens, is not only embarrassing…but so beyond crazy that it leaves those who witness it wondering your ability to parent. Case and point: After picking Elle up from school (and hearing […]