Keyboard Confessional


I suppose my first confession should be that I may have more pictures of my cats than I do of my kids.  What can I say…cats hold still and kids don’t.


I bought an apple pie at Costco a couple of days ago.  What was the occasion, you ask?  Oh, just me.  Wanting apple pie.  And it is basically gone now.


Can I put “ability to demolish an entire apple pie without assistance” on my resume?


The other day I was reading the boys a story and when I came to the phrase “tuck them” I read it with an ‘f” in my head.  I realized it just before I said it out loud.  What is wrong with you, this is a children’s book!


I’ve lied (omissions! gentle untruths!) to my OBGYN a couple times.  I like to keep certain things on a need-to-know basis.


And speaking of doctors…I am addicted to internet diagnosis.  Nothing passes idle time like googling all of your symptoms.  WebMD has assured me that I have at least 5 types of cancer.  It’s a miracle I’m still alive.


And for my final divulgation, I have to say that as adorable and demanding as babies and toddlers are…I’m enjoying the boys so much more now that they are older.


Although I admit that the recent demise of naptime is something I am not handling very well.






We were at the park the other day.  The boys were playing and I was distracted.  I’ve been a little preoccupied lately with trying to find an apartment and get our living situation sorted out.  This next year of school coming up for Silas (his last one!) is exciting, full of audition rotations and interviews, but it means that he will be out of state for pretty much the entire year.

So there’s that.

After a while I realized that the boys had wandered off, so I went to go find them and round them up for a Costco trip (bless you Costco, for being the high point in our weeks).  I found them playing in this little field of clover.  It was lush and green (everything that I miss, living in the desert) and absolutely beautiful.  It was a nice reminder that, even when I’m lost in a fog (even one primarily of my own making), there is still brightness out there.

All I have to do is look up.



Speaking of bright things, I just finished my fourth book of the year (I know, I’m so behind 🙂 ), and–miracle of miracles–all four have been fantastic!  It’s rare that I read so many good ones in a row.  I just started the next one in my stack and I’m eager to get lost in it.

Are you reading anything good right now?  I’m forever working on my “to read” list and I’d love to add to it.

Still Here


I have lots of things to say but a combination of a lingering cold and chronic laziness has had me out of commission lately.  I’m going to try my best to get back into writing etc (STORY OF MY LIFE), but for now, here’s a picture of Hobbes.


I hope you had a lovely weekend (holiday weekend if you’re in the US!) and that this week is much better than you expected.


Love you guys.