Some days I am so impressed with myself. I look at my life and at all of the things I am managing to juggle and I say: Good Work! You’ve got a demanding, up and coming career! You’ve got a happy and healthy child! You’re keeping up on a little blog that helps keep you sane, and you’re just three classes away from a second … Continue reading Long Time No See
It’s good to be home, but oh was it nice to see this again. (Thank you in-laws for getting me onto that ferry, it had been too long.) Continue reading I left my heart in Marin County.
After two out of town business trips in just as many weeks, I finally took a day off from work to work on the business of being a mother. On Wednesday I went straight from the airport to my daughter’s day care to give us a long afternoon of joint recuperation, a few extra hours of books upon books read with her sitting on my … Continue reading I am home.
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Dear everybody, Thanks for your check-ins, prayers, likes and virtual hugs. You might not know how much it means but it means an awful lot. The Boston Marathon is such an amazing event. The city is at its most beautiful – cherry blossoms are opening, the willows in the Fens are greening, and the whole quality of light is… Continue reading Spokes and Petals: On Boston (in the Spring)
I’m preparing to leave town again. Just when my daughter seems to be getting back to normal after my trip last week – more hugging, less clinging – I’m leaving for another three days away from her. I didn’t even bother to put away my suitcase. Though I won’t be travelling so far away this go round, and the trip will be to familiar ground … Continue reading Yia Yia’s House
It’s good to be back home. Continue reading Lucky me.
This week I was on the road, travelling not so much for my job as for the possibility of a new job, of a head to toe makeover of my life. The trip involved many flights and many layovers, all to reach a beautiful and isolated college town in the Pacific Northwest. On either side of my seventy-two hours of interviews, the trip also involved … Continue reading Far, Far Away
I know I have said this before (about once a week for the last twelve weeks at least), but some days life is hard. And sometimes, particularly as I learn to be a successfully working mom, these hard days will bleed into hard weeks, will bleed into hard months. I am veering now into the months category. I can’t remember now for how many weeks … Continue reading Have you seen this cow?