Posted in July 2013

car shopping … take two

Mike Hale Acura in Murray, Utah.  Never, ever go there and be sure to tell them I didn’t send you.  After many car dealing shenanigans, we found a car there that I fell irrationally in love with.  Last night, we sealed the deal by putting down a deposit so we could buy it today.  Only. … Continue reading

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purple minions

My ten-year-old and I went to see Despicable Me 2.  You know we loved 1 right?  The bad guys, the minions, the adoption, the adoption softening the badness of the bad guys.  What’s not to love?  Plus.  Fluffy unicorns? Curse you tiny toilet?  Pure writing genius. And I liked Despicable Me 2 too.  But my … Continue reading

car shopping

I am not making this up… One time, I went to a car dealership and they said they had a car I might like but it hadn’t been detailed yet.  And then they showed it to me.  There was blood on the steering wheel.  Blood.  I couldn’t, wouldn’t make that up.  What do you take … Continue reading

bullying?

Since school is about to start for some, (Not for me.  Thank goodness not for me.  Not for my son yet.  Thank goodness not for him yet.)  But for the poor saps who start mid-August or those other poor saps on year-round schedules.  I have a school-related rant. It’s about bullying.  And it’s not about … Continue reading

waiting for news

This week, we are expecting much-awaited good news on my little guy’s case – news that gets us closer, but not all the way to, adoption – news that gets us closer, but not all the way to, having his little sister placed with us.  So, we are figuratively waiting by the phone.  In the … Continue reading

don’t fit

Sometimes I think we look for ways to exclude ourselves.  I think this because I do it.  I think this because my friends do it.  Do you do it? I had a really great, kind of therapeutic, complaining session with a friend the other day where we listed all of the ways we don’t fit … Continue reading

the right way

I have two dishwashers.  No.  I’m not telling you that weird joke = two dishwashers because I have two kids – hahaha.  I have two actual dish washing machines.  What?  You think that’s odd?  I think what is odd is that you don’t.  How could it not have occurred to you?  Every girl needs two … Continue reading

raging

I got it yesterday.  The big “I HATE YOU!” with a nice addition of “You’re and IDIOT! and The. Worst. Mom. Ever.” No.  Not for the first time. It came because I suggested my son go to his karate class.  I thought I almost had the fury under control when I surprised him by agreeing … Continue reading

falling together

I just read Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.  I had some issues with the lots ‘o swearing, the ending, and a character I thought Marissa gave up on but mostly, I loved the darn book. The characters are best of friends in college who split apart for six years but came back together … Continue reading

a day in the new life

Today, some of the best people I know sat around a table eating a box lunch and talked about ways to make the world, okay, the state, a better place for children who have the government for their parents.  I know this because it’s a meeting I haven’t missed in four years.  It was one … Continue reading