I wanna be like Patti Smith when I grow up

I went to see the famous, the iconoclastic, the self-depracatingly funny Patti Smith the other night. And I want to be like her when I am sixty, thank you very much. Not the famous rock star part (I would have to quickly change careers right now, not to mention learn to play an instrument decently-Continue reading “I wanna be like Patti Smith when I grow up”

KO’d by 8:00 in the morning or How The Day Kicked My Ass

7:59 amA woman in her thirties pauses on the steps of the elementary school, her shoulders, slumped and her head drooping. It is only for a second, but if anyone was watching, they would recognise the posture of defeat. It was not yet 8:00 in the morning and already the day had won. 7:57 amTheContinue reading “KO’d by 8:00 in the morning or How The Day Kicked My Ass”

Public Enemy #1? Incompetence

As I write this, the roofers who just fixed our roof two days ago are in my mother’s kitchen ripping out walls. Why? Because the f^&*&^&*^&$^%#%$#%$#^%#^%$^%$% thing leaks. And not only is it leaking in my mother’s apartment, it is leaking in the two apartments below her which would make sense, since the law ofContinue reading “Public Enemy #1? Incompetence”

I #$%#$%@ meetings

Meetings. Have you ever noticed that school meetings are mostly hours of sitting there going through photocopied sheets of information? Can someone please enlighten me as to the necessity of this tortuous process? WHY? I ask you, WHY? Why can’t we just email our questions like civilised human beings and save ourselves from four hourContinue reading “I #$%#$%@ meetings”

First Day of School-Painless?

The kids started school a week ago and to my eternal shock and consternation it seems to have been quite painless. Perhaps this is because each school year so far has brought some fun surprises. Year #1- Kindergarten: My daughter started her school career not knowing anybody as we had just moved across the country,Continue reading “First Day of School-Painless?”

They’re home!

On Tuesday evening, if you had been on our street, you would have seen a woman dressed in jeans jumping up and down and waving at a rental car as it tried to park. A second later, you would have seen that same woman literally wrapped around with children. My kids are home folks, andContinue reading “They’re home!”

Is there a Blogger’s Anonymous (BA)?

I think I am developing a habit. I am not sure if it is a bad habit yet, but I think I know what I would be doing if I didn’t have kids and my time was my own. You will ask my what I did in the ten days my kids were gone. IContinue reading “Is there a Blogger’s Anonymous (BA)?”

Without my kids I’m…

Functional? No. That is not what I meant to say. No, really. I am officially halfway through their vacation away from us and I am am finding it surprisingly (if not a bit disturbingly) easy to get along without them. It is easy, of course, because I know they are with my sister and myContinue reading “Without my kids I’m…”