Mara's birthday is tomorrow. We had her party at our place off the grid last weekend. MY mom came out for it. So there was Mara. Mara's Mom. Mara's Grandma. Mara's Great-Grandma. Explain how all that works to a four year old. Melissa: "Mara, this is you Great-Grandma. You can still just call her Grandma,… Continue reading Conversations With Mara (re: Mom)
I could probably make "conversations with Mara" into a series. That child. She is a talker! And she takes everything very literally. She's four. She doesn't quite understand sarcasm yet. Since she arrived she has been asking me what the grey kitty's name is. I keep telling her, "It's Smokey." Then she goes, "Hi, Smokey."… Continue reading Conversations With Mara
A few weeks (or months) ago Michelle and I were watching TV and a commercial for something (not sure what) came on and there were people in innertubes floating on a river. We looked at each other and went, "Hmmm, float trip sounds fun!" My family used to do float trips every summer, but as… Continue reading Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Got a text from my daughter. Granddaughter ::requests something to dip her chicken pot pie in:: Dad: "Such as?" Granddaughter: "Yeah, I do want suchas." Dad ::makes a sandwich:: Granddaughter: "That's not suchas. That's Mayo!!" Oh man, I wish they lived closer!!!!!
SIX!!!! I get my sixth grandbaby for Thanksgiving. That's all. Carry on.
About two months ago my baby daughter and I were having one of our random conversations. She comes to my house practically every night so that the dogs can play with each other and it's a great time to just hang out and visit. It has not, however, been great for my workout plans. She… Continue reading Go, Baby, Go!
I've gone through phases of life, as I'm sure most of you have. Sometimes I've been a social butterfly other times I've been a loner. Not in a "let's go on a murderous rampage because I'm so mad at the world and have nothing to live for" kinda way. But more like I just want… Continue reading Solitude