She was doubled over in a fit of laughter the other day when she said it. I had just told her I wasn’t the best tickler in the whole world, he was. “Grandpa John?! I don’t even know who that is!” Four years. Today it’s been four years. It seems like yesterday, but the truth […]
14 Lessons I Learned This Week (Plus), Vol 144
I mean, let’s be real here. The number one lesson this week is that I’ve taken the summer slide to new levels this year. Lessons, schemessons, right? Except I love to write these posts and have been missing it. So here are a bunch of jumbled thoughts from…well, lately.
10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 117
We made it through the first week of school with big smiles and high hopes. Both Big and I are thrilled with his new class, totally impressed by his new teacher, and ready to take on 2nd grade — him as a student, me as the co head room parent (gulp, hope there are no […]
Hundreds of Butterflies
Today marks the nine-month anniversary of my father’s passing. While to many of you, it may seem like it was a long time ago, in many ways to me, it feels like no time has passed at all. Of course I fall apart a bit less frequently and a bit more predictably. But the loss […]
3/12/13 PROJECT: UNDERBLOG COLLECTIVE UPDATE… I wrote this in May of 2011, a few days after my daughter was born. Re-reading it now, it’s a great reminder to continue to live each day for what it is. A new beginning. Today I had big plans to write a post introducing our little girl (plus send […]