My Demands are Simple

Today there will be no: arguing talking about poop, farts or related topics fart sounds horseplay arguing in the car new messes Today there will be: Starbucks handmade gifts clean rooms clean fingernails posing for photos without objection brunch quiet reading quiet drawing quiet anything snow

Royals

Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Or were you like me who forgot to set the alarm? I awoke last Friday morning to a severe tongue-lashing from my 7 y.o. daughter who I’d promised to wake for the big event. I remember watching Diana’s wedding when I was 8 and I thought it would be […]

Toy

I have been saving and saving and saving and finally, last week I bought my first real-live, grown-up camera. I’ll admit, it sat in the box for a few days as I tried to create the perfect moment for unpacking it. I envisioned leisurely hours of reading the manuals and watching the DVDs; arranging and […]

Shiny

Last night, as I was driving my tax return to the post office (at 10:30 p.m.) I drove around for an extra 30 minutes trying to find a good place from which to photograph the full moon. Two mornings last week, I turned off the route to work and drove farther out into the country, […]

instagram/instalove

So my iphone arrived last week and OMG I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without it. (SRSLY. As my son says.) I can pay for my Starbucks just by waving my phone in the general direction of the cash register. I can deposit checks. I can read QR codes. It’s truly remarkable and amazing […]