Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To remember

One of the things I hope I never forget is how Thumper loves "play dough surprise". We cook up the playdoh, form small balls, make a hole with my finger y drop food coloring in to the center. Then I close it up. He doesn't know which ball is which color y the color gets more distributed the more he plays. It is the simplest thing in the world y I always want to remember what a joyous kid he is.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Whirlpool. Cesspool.  Wordfool. Fulfill.  Falafel.  Waffle. Quaffle. 
Noise. Background.  Foreground.  Underground. All around. Basset Hound. Lost and Found. Lost is Found. Mapping sound. Sound. Soooouund.
Swipe. Swoop. Switch. Saw. Sound.
Sea. Swirl. Swill. Swan. Sound. Song.

Wordfool.  Woodtool. Toadstool. Toadstole. Thievery. Livery. Live very. Library.

This is just the start of probably nothing
Which is actually how anything always begins

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Post-it moment #1

At a park in cool jackety weather. Lp comes running by as church bells sound. " do you hear the sweet bells of Texas? I love the sweet bells of Texas!"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

this thing still on?



Monday, October 17, 2011

Scarred for life

Thumper is down for quiet time. Khubz is in full time kindergarten now (a whole separate blog). I go to take the longest, hottest shower of my life. I am pooped but it feels so good.

I finish, get dressed y consider a short nap (what a blissful thought.) I take two steps out of my steamy bathroom y jump back.

Thumper is sitting on the couch. He came out, saw I was in the shower y turned on the tv. Lucky us, it was the rerun channel y the current selection? Cops. Great. Cops.

Time to drop another quarter in his therapy fund. . .

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Time to worry?

Scene: thumper is heading to time out after hurling his body repeatedly at Scully.
Khubz: Thumper!! Be gentle with mama! Be nice to her!! Because if you kill mama first then we'll never get a puppy because mommy is allergic!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011


We have just finished getting the kids in bed.

Khubz had her birthday party today. Fairies. It was awesome.

A beautiful day in the park
hide handmade fairies in the woods
build and decorate your own fairy houses
line up in front of the pinata that khubz decorated herself
frolic on the playground in the sunshine
get your sparkle on with glitter on your eyes
gaze at the tia-lila-made clay fairy on the cupcake
excellent friends
marvelous family
explore the world of a woodland fairy

kind of day.

Total bliss.

I love my children.
I love my family and community and this day and moment forever and ever.

I love I love I love
this feeling of bliss
and love.

I love I love I love
watching a gaggle of cousins and friends race across the park green
the joyous study of possibility in the tall grasses
tromping across the bridge
the stand of mommies and mamas and tias and friends all watching
and watching out for all
these dazzling children

today was love
in glittering