Yay – Graduation!

My baby girl, who I am pretty sure just arrived yesterday, is graduating from high school next week. I want to be far cooler about this occasion than I actually am. Thoughts I want to have: “Fly and be free, oh grown-up-ish no-longer-child of mine!” “What an exciting time of growth and change!” “I am […]

How to Embarass Your Child During a College Visit

As a veteran now of three college visits with my recently minted senior, I have accumulated some valuable information that I would like to share with those who are also beginning this journey. So here are my top 10 tips for maximizing the level of embarrassment you can provide during college visits. You can chose […]

Whatchamacallit

If you’ll remember, I accidentally acquired a most awesome fella a while back. He’s tall and sweet and smart and strangely always exactly the right degree of warm. Which is important in a person you spend time up close to, I think. Everything is awesome, except for one tiny itty bitty conundrum – what to […]

Can’t let go

The newest idea generator:     The prompt: What’s in your basement that you just can’t throw out. Down the stairs, to the left, against the wall, under the cardboard castle, and behind the golf clubs, resides the crib in which my babies rested their enormous heads and tiny bodies. For five years it kept one […]

About Me – The End

Well that was educational, right? Who’s next? 91) What is your favorite word? Spectacular. It is both enthusiastic and subversively sarcastic at once. 92) How do you feel about tattoos? Intrigued. Yet, not going to do it. 93) Do you have any pets? I feel like we already did this one. Yes, one small bad […]

Su di me – il penultimo capitolo

Penultimate is a cool word. Especially in Italian. Have I mentioned that 100 is a LOT? 81) What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? Most dramatic (possibly also worst?) was when I smashed the sh*t out of my chin on the edge of a swimming pool and turned the whole thing red with my 10-year-old […]

Me – Part Eight

Coming in the home stretch here…beginning to wonder what comes after this. 71) Do you like guacamole? Yes.¬†Yes, I do. 72) Have you ever been in a physical fight? I have not. I frequently tell my children that I am willing to learn how to beat up whoever is causing them trouble, but I don’t […]