Category Archives: family

mom’s boyfriend.

My mom has a boyfriend. And it makes me feel… weird. There’s nothing wrong with her having a boyfriend. My dad died over five years ago. I want Mom to be happy. And she is super-friendly and outgoing. People like … Continue reading

Posted in family, writing | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

here’s the cake.

My nephew’s birthday cake. It’s really not very exciting… but a couple of you asked me to post… I don’t really know what possessed me to volunteer to do this cake. Yeah, I enjoy it mostly, but there are always … Continue reading

Posted in family, food, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments

not in the party mood.

This kid is not me. But the mood is perfect. … Tomorrow, I have to go to my nephew’s birthday party. It was kind of short notice since my sister forgot to tell me when it was. Yep… she totally … Continue reading

Posted in family, writing | Tagged , , | 25 Comments

mini golf.

Today was a beautiful day so I took the kids to our favorite mini golf course. I remain the reigning champion. My son is bitter. My daughter is less bitter. The place is beautiful. They color the water so it … Continue reading

Posted in family, photography, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 23 Comments

I have no title for this post.

[Edited to change post title. It was upsetting me too much.] ♥ My cousin. 45 years old. I’ve mentioned Joey before. See Thanksgiving 2015… and Thanksgiving 2016. He had cancer… a brain tumor that spread. After multiple surgeries, there was, eventually, … Continue reading

Posted in family, personal, writing | Tagged , , , , | 72 Comments

outside.

I did not inherit Mom’s gardening expertise. It’s rather unfortunate. If I had any clue what the hell I was doing, I might actually enjoy it. And not hate dirt and bugs quite as much. Okay, let’s not get ridiculous. … Continue reading

Posted in family, photography, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 55 Comments

the perk. #31 (I know, I’m shocked, too.)

I hope you were sitting down. I wouldn’t want anyone to sustain an injury. It has been 109 days since my last perk. I bet you never thought you’d see one again. Yeah, neither did I. It’s not easy to … Continue reading

Posted in family, parenting, the perk, weekly perk, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

power failure.

Well, fuck. We lost power for 4.5 hours today. I know it’s not that bad… it could have been much longer. One year when storms were especially bad (and frequent), my mom was without power for 8 days. But 4.5 hours … Continue reading

Posted in family, writing | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments