I love to read.
A lot. And I’m a library geek.
I consume 1-2 books every week, which is something I’ve continued to make a priority even during this time when my own time has become the equivalent of a white truffle. It’s amazing how many pages you can read while your daughter is asleep in [...]
I love to read.
We were in the middle of a lovely sushi-in dinner when Nola, who had been firmly placed in the center of her playmat situated on the center of the rug, wiggled her way back and, ultimately, flung her whole body in reverse. Her head smacked the hardwood floors with an enormous thud.
Tears followed, albeit very [...]
On Friday Constance went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a sinus infection, a secondary blow following our flu ills. After a few days of ingesting white pills, suppository-sized mucus-busters and antibiotics, she’s nearly back to 80% of her former self. Which, after two weeks of feeling like shoe mud, is a boon.
That same [...]
Up and down, like an elevator with doors that never open, my health remains a mystery. But there is no doubt that I am on the mend. Every day I feel a little bit better, even though there are stretches where I feel like I’m getting sick all over again.
Constance, however, is on day 10 [...]
Of all of the headline worthy events I could write about today (including Nola turning 6 months old today!), I have the energy and verve to write about only one thing: Yes, Constance and I have the swine flu.
Nola is fine. She’s had a few minor symptoms, but her breastmilk-boosted immune system is like lead [...]
Yep -despite the fact that we had our flu shots a month ago, we’ve all been sick with the flu since what feels like forever ago.
Which means Nola now wakes up at 5AM because, well, because there is no good reason. God I want to go back to bed.
Since she turned 4 months old, Nola has been enamored with the acts of eating and drinking. She stares at our mouths as we chew and smiles as if there is something secret going on behind our lips. Which, in fact, there is. Something much more delicious than breast milk, only we weren’t about to [...]
It wasn’t much of a fuss, but baby Nola was rubbing her eyes and groaning. Clearly, the kid needed sleep and Constance still needed to wash the empties from her pumping efforts earlier that day before the start of Jim and Pam’s wedding. I took Nola in my arms, placed her warm forehead and red [...]
Last night our good friends, Orion and Holly, came over for our weekly Wednesday night showing of Dexter Season 4. The only thing better than watching America’s favorite televised serial killer do his twisted deeds is to watch said debauchery with good friends. With our busy schedules, it’s nice to have a set time to [...]
Three years ago, an optometrist told me I had the start of glaucoma. I was devastated by the idea that with each passing day I might be edging closer and closer to a day when I would be blind. I even wrote a song about it, which is one of my favorite things I’ve ever [...]