Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pokemon No

Note: If it takes me awhile to get back to your calls and texts these days, don't take it personally. I hear the question, "Mom? Can I use your phone?" countless times during the day. On those occasions when I do hand it over, it is no longer just a phone. It is a Total Pokemon Go Situation. Considering how much time I spend listening to details about this game, it's a bit embarrassing how little I still understand it. I can live with that.

Please leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as a Venasaur and a Wartortle are done doing their Poke business.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

National Coffee Day

Thursday is National Coffee Day. Obviously, every day is Coffee Day for me but still I do intend to celebrate.

Last week I had an appointment for a fasting blood test. I couldn't eat or sleep after midnight until after the test the next day. It was a long appointment. I had a lack-of-caffeine headache and a lack-of-caffeine soul .When I finally got out of there at 1:45pm, I found my way to the nearest Starbucks as fast as a hybrid could carry me.

I got my venti drip and went back to the car and started gulping it down. It was boiling hot and seared my mouth. I took a drink recoiled in pain, swearing and then took another drink, more pain and swearing, more drinking. Finally, I looked up and noticed that a truck was parked opposite me. The guy inside was staring at my crazy coffee lady show. He must have been a frappuccino drinker because another real coffee drinker would have understood.

I will be observing National Coffee Day tomorrow. I'll let my cup(s) cool off a little first. Probably.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


It was one of those soft evenings where the breeze is warm and the sun sets in a way that makes the
clouds pink. I sat in my soccer mom chair at Bob's practice, thinking back on my day. It was a good one. A day of friends and writing and dog kisses and homework and piano and dishes and laundry and conversations with little boys. It was a very good, very regular day.

I watched the kids play and laugh and run. I took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. And I was happy.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Links

You are doing a noble thing.

Get dinner on the table.

How blind photographers capture the world.

Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor do The Sitting Dance. And it's terrific.

And if you haven't seen the chicken wearing pants yet, what are you waiting for?

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Smacksy Saturday Photo: It's TIme

It's autumn. Even though it's going to be 102° here tomorrow, we are saluting fall with the traditional Trader Joe's wreath with the little pumpkin-y things on it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

So Many Questions

"Mom? Can I sit in your chair? Can I use your computer? Can I have a glass of water? Can you let Teddy in for me? Can you hand me my backpack? Could I have that sharpened pencil on the table? Can I watch the baseball card store guy on YouTube? Can I have some grapes? Oh wait, wait! Can I apply 'please' to all of that stuff?"