Enzo: sweet six

I don’t really know what I want to say about Enzo and his six year oldness. Here’s something.  He’s recently come into his own on the music front.  He started the Let’s Play Music program last fall.  The year previous he took the initiative to get himself some piano lessons but despite his interest he wasn’t quite ready and we decided to wait and put him in LPM once […]


Our eleventh wedding anniversary was last week. We’ve been celebrating by clearing large amounts of junk out of the house.  Also, today Mr took the day off, friends watched the non-school going kids and we went out and about all morning long. We got home when school got out and spent the afternoon getting rid of still more junk.  Junk that included but was not […]

Dear me

My bed room floor is currently in the process of being re-done.  Also, a clean half of my family is feverish.  This means that all day my house has been brimful of fumes, sickies and displaced furniture. Winning combination. No? I decided in the late morning that the circumstances called for brownies so while on a brief respite mission (read; trip to the grocery store) […]

X’s or O’s?

It being February and all we’re been making Valentines around here. Ziz and I had a discussion today about hugs and kisses or rather about xoxo. I’ve always operated under the impression that the x’s are the kisses because the x is reminiscent of a pucker and the o’s are the hugs because your arms go around the other person like an o. Ziz thought […]

For the time being

I’ve been dragging on the blog front. I don’t think this is news. For the time being I’m going to focus on learning some new stuff. Stuff that will improve things here. Right now forcing myself to post drains so much energy I don’t have any left to spend on improving. Meanwhile continuing on without really moving forward compounds the whole mess. When I have […]

Duke’s special place(s)

Recently I told you about Duke finding joy on an empty book shelf. I wrote that post thinking it was over and done. The bookcase was moved and filled once more with books so Duke had his fun and that was it wasn’t it? No. It wasn’t. That empty book shelf was a gateway tiny place. Since then he’s been seeking them out, wedging himself […]


I’m feeling reticent about blogging tonight. Last night I wrote a whole blasted post. I wrote, edited, previewed, revised and finally published. Or at least I thought I did.My computer went wonky at that point and when I got it put to rights again I found not only that my post hadn’t published but that the last auto save before things started going awry happened […]

A word of caution

If you’re ever a five year old boy with a mouthful of chewing gum I don’t recommend stretching it into a string and draping it across the back of your neck “just to see what will happen,” If you must have that question answered, I’ll tell you now in the hope that you’ll deem second hand knowledge sufficient to quench your curiosity. The result of […]


Friends I need your help. You see, months and months ago I had a library book. It was the last one I read from the stack I checked out that week such that I kept it after I returned it’s fellows. Then I kept it a while longer waiting to see if Zizza would pick it up. Finally it was due. I had more books […]

Zizza’s new friend

I started writing a different post but that one sort of got away from me.  Suddenly I realized I had at least an hour’s worth of writing and editing ahead of me and even then I didn’t know if I’d end up with something I’d want to post.  So I ditched it and started over. Do you remember Zizza’s wish for an American Girl doll? […]