Wherefore art thou

It’s been a very stressful… while. Everything just sorts of blends together, and after a while the constant state of anxiety starts to feel so normal that I forget when it started, or what started it… everything just feels fucked up in one way or another. While I was in … Continue Reading →


Holidaze ’13

  Holiday season ’13 is officially done. It was an unexpectedly awesome season this year but holy crap there was just so much. So much. From the first night of Yule straight on until several days from now kind of felt like listening to 10 songs all at once while … Continue Reading →


The terrible horrible no good very bad move (to a wonderful, lovely new place)

This has to be the most hilariously unlucky move attempt ever. I mean, at this point I’ve gone far beyond the crying and shaking stage and am right into the hysterical laughter stage. Every one more thing wrong was like another pie in the face. Whenever I’m tempted to ask … Continue Reading →


Uprooting (of several kinds)

So it turns out we’re moving out of here by the 1st. That’s about 7 days. A week is both an agonizingly long time, and seriously not enough time at all. Both of these things are entirely the fault of Curtis’ work schedule, as usual, because it means that 90% … Continue Reading →


Small adventures

We’ve been trying to have more outings as a family during this summer vacation, especially since Curtis’ work shift is so long and difficult that it means we pretty much never see him except on his ‘weekends’ (and we’re both so exhausted that we usually spend half of the first … Continue Reading →


Xan and Tempest playing back in early 2010.

10 types of kids at playgrounds

I don’t generally do joke posts, but I’ve been laughing about this phenomenon with Curtis for a while and finally figured I’d write it up. We’ve been enjoying the warmer weather these last few weeks, which means more frequent visits to the park and “water pad” (a playground that has … Continue Reading →


If only every holiday season were as quiet as this one

Last Monday we had a major scare shortly after the elders came home from school: Zephyra managed to get into Tempest’s medication, and swallowed some. Tempest usually takes medication twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. She has a little pill organizer that holds a … Continue Reading →


Gimp travel

Holy crap this entry is late. While I was trying to get this done our entire family got sick, one by one, and then got better. Marika’s ex boyfriend and Taliah’s father got fall down drunk and broke into our house at 3:30am and literally broke off part of our … Continue Reading →


Just the usual

So, everyone can stop asking about the baby’s name. When I can announce it, I will. Until then, you won’t miss it. It’ll be written in bold letters on my blog’s [ Facebook page ] and probably on the latest blog entry too. Asking and asking and asking and asking … Continue Reading →


The grand entrance

Today the new one is eight days old. Jesus that went fast. She’s already gained like 5-6oz in three days; she’s gon’ be a fatty. I helped Marika give the baby her first bath in the Swova bowl, much like we used to bathe Zephyra when she was tiny, and … Continue Reading →