"This is an example of what we call 'just-in-time' inventory." Maybe these are not the words you think of a new grandmother saying to her first newborn granddaughter, but if you know that both of my parents are CPAs and that there's only so much a new mom can chit-chat, it makes more sense. I'd … Continue reading Talk about “just-in-time” delivery!
Some folks know and some folks don't, and there has been a lot of rapidly changing and ambiguous info that has gotten confusing, so if you know my son William and want the medical situation explained in a concise, clear way, here it is. If not, go look at cool animal memes or at today's … Continue reading W Medical situation: Summary/Catch-up post
William rolled into the school year at Delta Middle on wheels! While he’s getting around great on crutches, they’re exhausting, and while he also drives a mean walker, it’s frustratingly slow. So, thanks to friends who shared a youth wheelchair, a school nurse who’s not only highly qualified but also had some relevant mom experience, … Continue reading Picture him rollin (William update)
Alexa, tell us a joke Alexa, do you hate us? Alexa, announce "Alexa, announce" Alexa, you're not my bestie Alexa, does the government listen in to our conversations? Alexa, tell Jeff Bezos he sucks Alexa, what's Jeff Bezos's favorite song? (the answer was Don't Stop Believing) Alexa, how do you hide a body? Alexa, are … Continue reading Things some kids have said to Alexa today
It’s the opposite of a to-do list SalmonRock climbing ErrandsWriting Dancing Eggs Benedict Basement cleaningCultural presentation Podcasts Book shifting Moving furniture Tea and cornbread
Things my house and I have in common: mismatchedcolorfulcozywelcomingneeds some worksome projects are perpetually unfinishedleaks here and therefilled with memoriesshared with my best peopleblends old and newlots of bluefull of found items: ground scores, curb scores, thrifts, and giftsouter doors don't always close or open rightdifficult to heatfilled with books and crafts and draftsstuffed with … Continue reading Homeplace
Some of those things I won’t have again, but most are coming. I’m definitely having a cookout SOON. With two kinds of potatoes and karaoke.
This one last year, I get to walk up the hill at three o’clock to wait at the school doors for dismissal. Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong! “Allllllll right students, please listen carefully! At this time all kindergarten is dismissed!” Then “all busers! Busers please!” “Curbside pickup!” “Vans!” And the kids stream out, almost … Continue reading Walking home from school
Do you listen to Hidden Brain? I love it so much, and incidentally, if I could have every interesting thing I learn read to me by Shankar Vedantam, I would grab that opportunity right quick. In this episode from a while back, guest Cal Newport shares part of the little ritual he uses to step … Continue reading Schedule shutdown complete
My daughter and I went on a mini trip by ourselves… and it was WARM! There’s nothing like the first warm day. We’ve been inside, bundled, too little movement and too many snacks, since November. We’ve been in each other’s space, in each other’s business, on each other’s nerves. We’ve been tired. So tired. Free … Continue reading The first warm day