Tipping point

I think I might have reached it. Because not a lot has phased me this last week. After the plague and the pestilence (seriously- I am just waiting for the other two horsemen of the apocalypse to appear) I feel uncannily calm and cheerful. Witness yesterday, when my most useful things broke: 5:00 am- CoffeeContinue reading “Tipping point”

Original definition of nit picker:

One who picks nits. I am a nit picker. Let’s cut to the scene last night where I am on my haunches, my child between my legs, like some of our primate ancestors, combing through her hair with the lice comb and picking out nits with my fingers. Yes folks! School’s parting gift to us!Continue reading “Original definition of nit picker:”

It was a dark and stormy night…

Last night a strange thing happened. It was a rainy night, dark and stormy and unusually warm for this time of year. Although it was a Friday night, I went to bed early as I had to work in the morning. having just turned off the light and already half asleep, J pounds up theContinue reading “It was a dark and stormy night…”

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”

This week brought to you by Sucky Suckerton

So here is the question: When things are going well do you chalk it up to hard work, or do you believe that some cosmic force has been aligned just for you and that one single false move will smack it righ back out of alignment? ‘Cause I gotta tell you people, even if IContinue reading “This week brought to you by Sucky Suckerton”