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 →


It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood

Hey, so you know what’s awesome about menopause? 1. Suffocating hot flashes that come on without any warning and make you feel like you’re walking around in a sauna suit. 2. The gradual change from “normally abnormal periods” to “light to moderate bleeding for months upon months upon months”, occasionally … Continue Reading →


The rules of baby clothes

I will never understand the selling of used baby clothes as a regular thing. I totally get it if you’re in need of money and have friends/others who want to help you out, that makes total sense… but as a regular thing? Like a, “my friend is having a baby, … Continue Reading →


Wednesday: Tempest has yet to take off the Helldress and petticoat: she’s worn them every hour of every day since I gave them to her, and only removed them for sleep after I recommended it to lengthen the life of the dress. I guess that’s a good review. I feel … Continue Reading →


Just a little tidbit: I woke up this morning to a message in my inbox saying that my aunt (my dad’s sister) had a friend recommendation for me. She doesn’t even talk to me so that was weird enough in itself. When I go to look at it, the name … Continue Reading →