Every year, I spend the month of December grumping around, complaining about how stressed I am about the shopping and the weather and the tension and the obligatory gifting. But this year, we have simplified quite a bit - Donna and I made Christmas gifts (and they are cute!) for all of our friends and… Continue reading it’s beginning to look a lot like…
I'm taking an online course this semester on the history of the American Civil Rights movement. It's something I've always been interested in, and of course in the past few years, I've felt a connection to that movement through my involvement in the LGBT community and its struggle to repeal DADT and to gain the… Continue reading i have little interest in this topic.
Donna and I took Jacob to his first haunted hayride this year. It was especially cool for me, as I love Halloween - it's my favorite time of year. Cider, apple donuts, pumpkin carving, candy, haunting things - it's wonderful. And it was hilarious to see Jacob get so excited by the costumes. We took… Continue reading hauntings
Tonight Jacob went to his friend Desmond's house to play for awhile. They've been trying to arrange some play time for several days, and due to parental schedules on both sides, today is the first time it's been possible. I walked him across the street to Desmond's, where we arranged that I would come back… Continue reading splinter
Jacob: Knock, knock. Me: Who's there? Jacob: Magicians. Me: Magicians who? Jacob: Magicians are people who don't tell secrets.
Jacob turned 7 today. (first thing this morning) Happy birthday, kiddo.
Jacob's first day was a good one. He came home smiling, and was enthusiastic about going back today. I'm so relieved. I've been in a creative funk for awhile now, but I'm brewing up some plans to change that. I had a discussion with my parents about it on Friday and, while I think they… Continue reading making it happen
I love September. I always used to get so excited and nervous about a new school year. Now, of course, I don't have new school years - but Jacob does. My milkshake-drinking little monkey starts 2nd grade tomorrow. It's insane. Sometimes I can't believe I have managed to keep him alive and healthy and mostly… Continue reading a new year
this makes the week better: Happy Friday, all.