I put my tea bags in the compost. I found this the other day, in the garden. Something I’m working on. There’s a balance here somewhere… Continue reading It All Breaks Down
Monday, I roasted a kabocha squash, and pureed that into a curried sauce, which I simmered chicken in and served over fragrant basmati rice. **My whole family ate squash for dinner and no one complained. (Yes, I did write that, and re-read it, and left it there.) Successful vegetable sneaking is some sort of sick … Continue reading Squash-y momentum
My legs feel as if they are held in thick mud. It’s up to my ribcage. It’s dark and earthy, and it doesn’t respond to my struggle. Sometimes, if I move slowly and rhythmically, I can move just a little bit, and breathe easily for a short period of time. I never slip back, but … Continue reading I am not a lotus
I have a nonsense parent inside of me. She is militant. Messes/noises/fusses are her kryptonite. Boy, does she get pissed off easily, but she is locked onto the wrong target. When I can quiet her, there is only one thing I really want. I want my child to be happy. I do not care if … Continue reading Behave or Be Happy?
Like our skin, we wear a need for stories. Not fantastic, imagination-fueling works of art, but the kind of stories that have a job. They are what we wrap ourselves in to feel more secure – a way to put words onto something – to help life make sense. We place them on our children, … Continue reading With care
Last summer I was driving back from a trip – hot, tired, and stressed. My two year old son had been crying in the back seat for about 30 minutes when I looked down at the speedometer and noticed I was driving 62 in a 45. I was reaching back with one arm, trying to soothe him, … Continue reading Yay for Tractor Guys
Lean In. I am so happy this dialogue is taking place. That said, I have not read the book, and I’m not going to. I don’t want to. If I am going to take the brain power and time to read a book, I would like it to have nothing, AT ALL, to do with … Continue reading Leaning.