Down on the Farm

We live in the city. Not like a really big city or anything, but a neighborhood, where the kids are walking distance from school and I could ride my bike to the store if I wanted to. (I don’t.) As a kid, I grew up in the country, ten miles out of our small town. […]

Lessons

I learned a lesson today. It was the kind of lesson that you know, if you’re a parent, your kids teach you without either of you knowing it. The kind that makes you feel very, very small. God knows I’m not a model parent. I’m moody and ill-tempered. I have little patience. I swear. I […]

Beige

The family took a long weekend vacation to Arizona. (Thanks mom and sis!) We needed it. I can’t remember the last time we took a vacation as a family, nor the last time my husband took more than one day in a row to just relax. Or me, for that matter. Let me tell you […]

Dia de los Muertos

There is this show coming up at the end of the month that’s calling for art inspired by Dia de los Muertos. I had such luck painting my daughter as a two-headed girl a few weeks ago, that I thought I’d try my hand at painting her as a Catrina figure. Today we drove to my parents’ house […]

Lucky 13

Thirteen years ago today, I got married. I was 24. We looked like babies. It was also the very day his hair started turning gray. We may not be exactly where we thought we’d be by now, but in most regards, it’s still a pretty good place.