The Business of Comfort

I am writing from something that you would more likely expect to see in the control center at SpaceX than in the sticks of central Virginia.  This newly built office getup, in which I now live, has more controls and options and comfort than I even knew was possible.  What?  I shouldn’t be finishing my … Continue reading The Business of Comfort

Emotional Icons

Jeepers. Send one wrong emoji and suddenly you feel attacked, misunderstood, vilified, and, well, old.  Granted, I’ve apparently been sending this particular (and apparently incorrect) upside-down-smiley-face emoji for months now.  Frankly, I got tired of tapping on the standard smiley face options.  When I found the upside-down-smiley-face I thought oh, yes that is much more … Continue reading Emotional Icons

Flu-ing the Coup

It’s happened again.   I thought maybe we could just ride out the rest of 2021 without any major parenting milestones, but alas...kids.  Am I right?  Or rather, NON-parenting milestones.  The parenting moments your pesky teens steal from you without permission. I've written before about that sense of loss, like you missed an important invite. Maybe … Continue reading Flu-ing the Coup

The Power of Mom

Referring back to my entry of a few weeks ago, it didn’t feel right to leave it without an update and a plea. First, I want to offer a huge thanks to all who reached out to us personally with kind thoughts and words of encouragement.  It is always so reassuring to know how many … Continue reading The Power of Mom

(Step) Broken

I should be used to it by now.   I should be so good at dealing with it that it’s just another blip in the day. Oh, we’re doing this again?  Okay, well, that sucks.  Not sure why you’re making this any kind of deal, let alone a big one.  Move on, already. Instead, it seems … Continue reading (Step) Broken

Unmasking my Thoughts

Trigger warning: I'm about to throw a few of my thoughts on the continuing argument FOR or AGAINST any and all things pandemic related such as whether we should be hoarding cat food or toilet paper, relying on masks or vaccines, or why I have to maintain a certain level of sympathy for folks who … Continue reading Unmasking my Thoughts

Yo Shawy, It’s Your (Blog)Birthday

It’s happening again!   Another milestone! Not a real milestone.  Just one I will celebrate amongst myself.   The blog is celebrating two years!  Which is mostly true.  I did start my quest to be a blogger in 2010, then evidently got bored and stopped halfway through 2011 only to pick it up again on (tomorrow’s) this … Continue reading Yo Shawy, It’s Your (Blog)Birthday