The day after I first published this post, Pi took her last car ride. It is with a terribly aching heart that I announce her passing. The first time I came to this house, Todd brought me here. He had wanted me to see the work he had done, his beautiful handmade kitchen cabinets, and … Continue reading Postscript
Oftentimes, I come up with titles for posts before a post even exists. I jot them down, somewhere, and hope not to lose them. I had something along the lines of Fur Magnolias, The Long Goodbye, and My Life Is Shit, Part 3. This post wants to be funny, but in many ways is equally sad. … Continue reading Two Poodles & a Housecat
Just when you think the universe can’t deliver any more shit your way – surprise!!! Our 15-year-old dog, Pi, was sick last week. Sick – as in stopped eating, vomited a handful of times, wouldn’t get up from her bed, and generally ignored all offers of food (even the highly coveted Pupperoni). I prepared myself … Continue reading My Life is Shit – Episode 2
Copyright Rob Radikal I’m a terribly optimistic person. I try to find the silver lining. And, sometimes, I make inappropriate jokes when things get serious. Case in point – a family friend of ours lost her husband last year. When I saw her and asked how she was doing, she seemed a little melancholy, but … Continue reading A Tragedy For Those Who Feel
This was intended to be published Sunday, September 19th, 2010. I was all prepared to expound on my woes in home schooling - as I am still adrift in the cyber ocean without the proverbial oar... last week a typical "Monday:" my daughter's annual fasting blood tests in the morning, followed by McDonald's smoothies for … Continue reading Salt for the Wound
As week 2 slows cautiously to a halt, I am ecstatic to have finished school day 9 before lunch. I am still in awe (and more than a little suspicious) of those half-day kindergarten teachers’ ability to cover a multitude of critical material in under three hours. With recess. Most days for us run … Continue reading What I Learned in Kindergarten…..