Hold Steady

My phone is always telling me how much time it is to a place I'm not. Example: I just arrived at work. My phone is now telling me it's 19 minutes (including a 1 minute delay) to home. But this is easy enough to ignore--thinking of leaving, thinking of being somewhere else because I KNOW …

Habits???

Let's be clear: the only habits I have are bad ones. Chewing my fingernails. Staying up WAY TOO LATE. Speaking before thinking (I've gotten better, but, man, sometimes . . . .) Leaving crap lying around. Not doing laundry. Not doing dishes. Losing my temper. Gosh can I stop now Here are my good habits: …

Ten for ’13

It would take thousands of words to explain the formative effect music has had on my life. I credit my parents for this, for weaving together a magical childhood for me and my three siblings in which many average evenings were  reimagined in and by music, as my parents became DJs and transported us inside …

It Looks Like This

Think Kit, Day 7. (carves another mark in the wall)Good things happened today: my kids and I shopped for supplies to ready our home for Christmas. My six-year-old, Oliver, beat me in a game of War (*laughing* "I'm so good at this, Mommy!" "Yes . . .  but, Oliver, a monkey could play this game" …