Ella and the Vacuum Cleaner (a story without a happy ending…. yet)

Once upon a time there was a baby named Ella who had colic. Her mommy knew she had colic because Ella cried. A lot. The doctors and the websites all said that if the baby cried more than three hours for more than three days every week for three weeks… it was colic. Baby EllaContinue reading “Ella and the Vacuum Cleaner (a story without a happy ending…. yet)”

Roll for Dex and give yourself a -10 for "Baby Interference"

I think Ella’s mission in life is to make my life just a bit more dificult so that I appreciate myself and such more. Examples? Working out. Not the easiest most fun thing to begin with. One must be motivated to clear a space on the floor, insert the DVD into the player, and thenContinue reading “Roll for Dex and give yourself a -10 for "Baby Interference"”

A July Morning of Awesome

I suddenly realized that I’m having a great morning so far. I mean, sure, no one wants to get up before 6 with a crying baby. Yeah. Crying. She used to wake up happy, she used to play in her crib and over the monitor I would hear coos and giggles. I peeked once, sheContinue reading “A July Morning of Awesome”

Adventures in frustration

So. Ella had her six month check up today. Despite the fact that she turned seven months old recently…. when we made the appointment during her 4 month check up, this was the soonest they could schedule her in. Have you heard me complain about her doctor’s office yet?  I hate her Doctor’s office. It is aContinue reading “Adventures in frustration”

A Box and a Loaf of Bread… in other words… Hope

To stave off the looming sense of misplaced but still powerful depression I have been attempting to equal parts hide from and ignore, today I did two things. I built a cardboard playhouse for Ella and I baked banana bread. First, the cardboard. It was a diaper box from Amazon. It became a little enclosureContinue reading “A Box and a Loaf of Bread… in other words… Hope”

Show me…. sentimental object!

It’s that time again… time for the Show Me Project! This week: Show me… an object of sentimental value.For me that’s my engagement ring. Matthew proposed to me on April 13th of last year. In Santa Cruz He took me to a bluff overlooking the beach and the Boardwalk and talkedabout how much he loved the FridayContinue reading “Show me…. sentimental object!”

Show me…. Your Mailbox!

Today is the 2nd week of the Show Me Project! Last week we did “Show me… your table” and we had submissions from DianneKellyRachelCountry Bumkin Mama Thank you ladies! This week the topic for the vlog or photo essay or whatnot is: “Show me.. your mailbox!” So, here;s my submission! My mailbox is one ofContinue reading “Show me…. Your Mailbox!”