half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

Pleasantries. 0

Pleasantries.

Today was an awkward stressful sort of day where a lot of things went wrong. For example the electric company contracted a tree cutting service to trim branches from around the power lines, but instead they came in my yard while we were asleep and chopped down (at the base) my five foot tall red leaf maple tree that Rosie and I planted a couple years ago when Ada was born. They also moved my picnic table and left it against...

Worst Road Trip EVER. 5

Worst Road Trip EVER.

This is a great blog entry.  One in which I admit to drugging my toddler and leaving my five year old alone with strange men outside a diner.  In other words, it’s a post about a bad day.  A really, really, REALLY bad day.  In hindsight it’s a tiny bit funny.  Just a teeny tiny bit.   We tried to go to meet friends from my April 2010 due date club yesterday in Asheville and it was a complete and total fail. ...

Alice & Ada (Photos) 0

Alice & Ada (Photos)

Last week we babysat Ada’s friend Alice for the afternoon.  Alice and Ada are almost the same age.  Alice is a few weeks older. We played outside a lot. Toddler face-off! (Ada has a fantastically over dramatic frowny face she always makes, and lately it’s been even more dramatic by the addition of eye rolls with the frown and pursed lips.) Alice tested out Ada’s new scooter. Rosie played with her friend Hannah who lives down the street. Bubbles were so...

Sickie Ada. 1

Sickie Ada.

Ada has been acting odd for the past month or so.  Gagging a lot at night in her sleep, off balance, dry cough.  She never had a fever or a cold, so I assumed she just had some allergies going on and started giving her children’s Claritin. Last week she started freaking out because she said there was an ant crawling in her ear.  Then she kept coughing.  I was thinking she must have some fluid moving around in her ear. Last night...

I survived, minus three teeth. 2

I survived, minus three teeth.

Alas, I have survived the wisdom tooth removal. Barely. I psyched myself up beforehand so I wasn’t even that nervous.  The night before I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink after midnight, and I dreamed realistically that Ada was unwrapping foil covered chocolates and stuffing the candy in my mouth.  I was like, “Om nom nom this is so delicious.  I can’t swallow or I won’t be able to have my surgery.  But it’s so goooood…” Then I woke up and it was time to go.  Tyler...

Ada’s Second Birthday & Wisdom Teeth 2

Ada’s Second Birthday & Wisdom Teeth

Fail Tooth removal is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:15.  The Fail Tooth is a bony extraction because it’s impacted, the other two I think were labeled simple extraction. Want to see my teeth?  Fail Tooth is so obvious.   There’s actually a pocket underneath that impacted tooth on the bottom. (Right side of the picture, left side in my actual head.) The pocket underneath has trapped infected food in it and it’s also causing a cavity on the healthy molar next to...

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos. 0

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos.

Today I finally went to the dentist for my wisdom tooth.  The one on the bottom left has been throbbing and burning like crazy.  I’ve spent several nights recently crying all night long, or waking up sweating in pain.  Can’t chew, can’t function.  Effing tooth!  I called the dentist this morning and they saw me right away. I was hoping the dentist would just be able to pull it, but no such luck. The x-ray showed a big infection under the...

Hound Beast, Win or Fail? 0

Hound Beast, Win or Fail?

Oh, Hank… I cleaned out the fridge last night and didn’t get a chance to take it out yet. He ate half a big container of expired yogurt, a box (4 sticks) of expired butter (wtf I’ve never had butter expire before…had a really short date), he also ate half a bowl of really old Panera broccoli and cheddar soup, half a thing of old roast beef deli meat, some wilted spinach, a few bananas, and who knows what else. Bonus: Most...

Easter Eggs vs. Small Children 0

Easter Eggs vs. Small Children

Warning: About a million pictures below. I had way too many bantam eggs, so we decided to dye those for Easter. They are like mini eggs.  Everything mini is more fun, because mini things are cute, right? Plus they are the perfect size for little hands to grip. I saw this idea on Pinterest to use a muffin tin to dye eggs.  Well that one deserves a negative rating. Two seconds after this picture was taken Ada flipped the muffin tin over,...

Meet-Up and Duck Face Amos. 0

Meet-Up and Duck Face Amos.

How do I keep running out of time to post here?  I love writing down thoughts and sharing pictures on my blog, if not for any other reason than I enjoy looking back at it years later.  I’ve been doing this for quite some time, since maybe 2002.  I’m too tired to look back and check the date of my very first entry, but it’s been years! I can’t seem to catch up on anything lately.  I need a pause button.  Or maybe a part time...