Underthings… tumbling

Not only is today my daughter’s 14th birthday, it is also laundry day. Not the scheduled sort of laundry day, but that “Oh fuck, if I don’t do some laundry NOW, clothing won’t even be an option anymore” kind of laundry day. This is why I look like some sort of… goth wench pirate with argyle tights. Luckily she has a high threshold of tolerance before the “my mother... read more

I Have Teen Angst

As in, the angst I feel because I am the parent to a teenager. I do not enjoy this angst. read more

it takes a village

Today we left the house. *shudder* We were driving along and passed a street called Friendship Village Rd. kid: Do you want to go to Friendship Village? me: No. kid: But it sounds nice and friendly. me: I want to visit Mind Your Own Fucking Business Village. kid: THAT really wouldn’t be a “village” then. me: Mind your own business. kid: *silence* read more

My Maternal Instincts

I do not feel great. Sinus Pressure Achy Icky *sigh* Kid also does not feel great. Kid shuffles over to me, looking sleepy and puffy and blah. kid: Am I hot? me: I’m not sure. There’s a website. We could post a photo and let people vote. kid: *gives me a look* No. me: *feels kid’s forehead* No. You seem normal. kid: I feel hot. me: You sure about the photo? kid: Please, no. me: hrmph Even... read more

More Whining

I sort of more or less chilled this weekend and tried to relax, but today came and the overwhelming stress of all I need to get done hit and I could not stop kicking myself for not staying on task. I was so busy kicking myself, I couldn’t really manage to get back on task. It was a shit day. I did make a small batch of chicken stock, which is now cooling. I much prefer homemade stock to store bought,... read more

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