Asking for Help

I did something this weekend I have rarely done in the past 16 years.  I emailed a friend for help.  Not for me.  I think I do that all the time.  For Colin.  My friend is the mom of a kid in Colin’s class. I have been (ahem) overprotective of Colin.  This is not news … Continue reading

Summer Ends

I’ll be honest with you.  I got a little bit weepy this morning.  The summer went so fast.  The boys seem so big. It was time.  It was time. D refused to learn to ride bike this summer and it left him behind with the neighbor kids.  As the summer aged, he replaced his outside … Continue reading

And We’re Home

We are home.  Thank you for not stealing the TV. A good time was had by all.  True, D and I had a couple of incidents where one of us was pulled firmly back to the hotel room for a “talking to.”  Might have been him.  Might just as easily have been me. Here is … Continue reading

I dream about running

I dream about running now. Hello, blog-reader friend.  I suspect you have moved on.  It’s been so long since I have had anything to say. That’s not true.  It’s been so long since I felt I could write without writing something nasty.  I had a couple of relationships dissolve badly last year.  September came and … Continue reading


Blog Reader-Friends, I seem to have taken an unintentional writing sabbatical. I haven’t eliminated any of you from any sort of list. I wouldn’t know how if I tried. I have just taken a break while I think. Thank you all so much, for being my faithful reader-friends!

D Walks to School

D was in a mood yesterday morning and was going to miss the bus. ME: D, if you miss the bus we are going to walk to school! D:  That’s fine! ME:  All right, but there will be no whining and no carrying.  You have made a choice! D: Okay! Off we went. D:  Mom!  … Continue reading

Dear Miley Cyrus

Dear Miley Cyrus, I know you are very busy with your career and all, so I have just one quick question and then I’ll let you be on your way. What’s your plan here, dear? The reason I ask is that I can’t see it, and I certainly hope you do. Is it because you … Continue reading

Hanging the Flag

This morning as I hung the flag in honor of 9/11, I didn’t think about that day 12 years ago.  For some reason, I thought about Pearl Harbor. I don’t hang the flag out on Pearl Harbor Day.  I’m not even sure when it is, to be honest. I bet my parents know because I … Continue reading

Rose Review

I was in a situation this weekend that reminded me of this post of long ago.  Only two people called me by my name and neither one was quite right.  One woman just insists on calling me Mary Beth no matter what I do.  It might be our little joke by now, but I’m not … Continue reading

Get Yer Magazines Here

It’s that time of year when I shameless plug magazine sales for my child’s music department.  The money will send a poor Minnesotan child to Florida this winter. Well, I’m kidding, but I am not.  Regular blog-reader friends know that I frequently drag my husband and children down to the Sunshine State.  For some of … Continue reading