To my dear baby girl, on your eigth birthday.

Dearest Girl, I tucked you in again just before I sat down to write, as if to squeeze just a couple more minutes of your seven-ness in. You were wildly outstretched in your big bed, all long lanky arms & legs. I kissed you on the forehead and you smelled like strawberries and coconut lip…

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Sock mating is serious business.

I say this because I live with a sock renegade. I pride myself on my lovely little offspring heading off into their day with the right foot forward, in a pair of clean matching socks! Putting the wrong socks together is unacceptable and it drives me insane. It leaves two homeless socks in my sock…

Grief.

Stop All The Clocks Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crepe bows round the…

Cutiepie McYarn-Thief, aka Peapod

Much as I love the little sweetie, she's truly testing how much when she makes off with my new skein of cashmere yarn. I admit, I'm an addict, and I spend more on yarn each year than I do on shoes... So when I see this tiny whisper of a dog stand on her little…

IDSO the finest earplugs!

It's an understatement to say I'm in a desperate search for good earplugs... I'd consider trading a limb at this point.¬† I will¬† go so far as to say desperate doesn't come close to accurately describing my level of frustration. Until you have suffered through months of lost sleep due to someone's snoring, you really…