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Thoughts on Thoughts: Why I must write

I love writing.  I wish I had more time to do it.  There is a constant dialogue that’s going on in my brain.  It’s like a hum of words and thoughts, sometimes related to what I’m doing at the moment, but often not.  Mental white noise.  I’ve tried to explain this to Smartypants, and he … Continue reading

Cocoon

Cocoon

A while ago, I had found two caterpillars nibbling on my bell pepper plants.  They were tobacco hornworms, to be specific.  We put them in a large jar so the kids could watch them munch and grow.  Our first pets.  We named them Eenie and Meenie. Two things I learned immediately about caterpillars: 1. They … Continue reading

Jet Lag With Kids

Jet Lag With Kids

Last week, we took both kids to Taiwan so they could meet their great grandma for the first time.  An exhausting trip, but a precious time.  I spent the weeks prior to the trip fretting and planning ways to keep us sane on a 14 hour flight with two squirmy toddlers.  I had assumed that the flight … Continue reading

The First Pet

The First Pet

Recently, Smartypants and I randomly got on the topic of having a pet.  We used to have a dog before the kids.  She was a quirky but wonderful mixed lab, but getting on in age.  Her hip caused her great pain and she could barely go for much of a walk anymore.  We eventually made … Continue reading

9/11: Reflections on Loss

9/11: Reflections on Loss

It has been a sad week. There’s a family I’ve been seeing with some regularity in clinic over the past several months.  At their most recent visit, I finished up with the kids and was about to leave the room when I remembered to ask how their mom was doing.   They had told me … Continue reading

Looking Back

I stayed up late over this past week working on a photo slideshow for my aunt’s funeral service. Everyone was fast asleep. It was just me and these photos of times and places I did not know or could not remember anymore. And there was my aunt’s face in these photos, vibrant and smiling. So … Continue reading

Wasting Time

I’m in this weird funk lately.  As much as I want to be productive with my time, all I crave right now is to waste it.  To do nothing of importance.  To stare off into space. I’m tired of being productive. So what did I do tonight after the kids were tucked in, dishes were … Continue reading