The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley From “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough” by Robert Burns (1785) Why is she quoting a 230-year-old poem, you ask? Oh alright, I’ll tell you. The famous line from this poem was the […]
If you’ve paid any attention to any news this week (local, national, and even international), you’ve likely heard about the environmental disaster that is the Refugio Oil Spill. To sum it up, a pipe carrying crude oil operated by the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured in a culvert […]
I had a very productive day yesterday – I woke up naturally, not to any alarm, around 7:30. The Man was still sleeping so I used the quiet time to do some social media, read some blogs, and fart around the internet. We Skyped with his parents and ate […]
When the little monkey gets an idea in her head about how a certain thing is supposed to go, it’s very hard to get her to see that sometimes, things go sideways… and more importantly, that everything will be okay even if it does. She was very excited […]
Something I always think of as a parent is the kind of music the little monkey listens to. I know at her age, not a lot sinks in in terms of lyrics, so if she goes around singing Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” (and the subsequent […]
April was a busy month for me. I took a break from my regularly scheduled programming to take part in the A to Z Blogging Challenge for the first time. If you’ve followed along, you might have noticed that I posted for every day of the month, save […]
One more day checked off brings me closer to rest, peace, and time by the sea.
I am old. Not in years, and not in spirit, just in the things I used to be able to do, like stay up late and go to concerts, put me out of commission for the next 24 hours. I swear, I have been useless today! The earthquake […]
Sulfur dioxide masks the bad, signals singing — both celebrations.
Spring heat swells warm feet; It’s too early for this but cold tile makes them smile