Saturday, April 30, 2016

Everything's fine.

My job continues to involve bearing up under a lot of negative feedback (not from my coworkers or boss; from the public), which I suck at, but I'm moving slowly into a more comfortable place of not caring. This probably makes me less effective at my actual job, but less likely to cry under my desk at work.

Skipper and Duchess take turns throwing tantrums.

Here's today. Skipper and Cook made waffles.

Duchess read Harry Potter to Skipper, who was terrified and had to hide under a blanket. (Note Skipper's new Safe Place, a chair she got for her birthday and drags all over the house for comforting nesting.)

Skipper read alone in the hammock.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Skipper's birthday party was this morning. It's over; phew. Duchess acted as party master, which was very nice - Cook and I pretty much hid out in the kitchen while she ran the scavenger hunt and bossed everybody around. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sustained uneventfulness

I guess that's a good thing, right?

We're fine.

  • The girls got report cards, and they're acing everything.
  • Our fence and landscaping are finished, and everything looks great. I'm going to start NIMBYing now that we have a nice yard.
  • Skipper is about to turn seven, and is quite elderly and accomplished. The only thing she still annoyingly needs help with is filling her cup with water at the kitchen sink. If she would just get a little taller, she could basically live independently now. (She would, presumably, mostly eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and tiny citrus. Could be worse.)
  • Duchess is so, so, so ready to be a teenager (but not live independently, because she prefers to have people fetch her things). She wants, above all other things, just to hang out with her friends. All the time.
  • I did not cry at work at all this week.
  • Cook also did not cry at work at all this week.
  • Skipper got new glasses.

Monday, April 4, 2016