Setting Foot on the Shore of a New World (Happy Columbus Day)

For reasons that escape me now, I spent the approximately 43.6 free minutes I had on Sunday afternoon making things with pears. They were actually edible things, not cunning little outfits, but all the same, this is about the point when those reading this who knew me back in earlier days when I was aContinue reading “Setting Foot on the Shore of a New World (Happy Columbus Day)”

Halloween Grist

Back in that misspent youth I’m so fond of mentioning, I usually spent Halloween night babysitting friends. No, no typo there, I wasn’t babysitting for them, I was babysitting them, their chosen Halloween recreation leaning toward situations requiring nursemaids. (And I thought I had no experience mothering until I had children!) This didn’t really endearContinue reading “Halloween Grist”

I Have Measured Out My Life With Coffee Spoons

I grow old… I grow old…I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. The second I went into labor with Elder Girleen, my relationship with Time completely changed (and then, when I went into labor with Younger Girleen, it changed even more: I’m here to tell you there’s nothing as brief as the 90Continue reading “I Have Measured Out My Life With Coffee Spoons”