Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Leaving me home alone with a big bowl of candy is not really very smart. Tonight's dinner was a leftover pork chop and several mini candy bars. With more candy for desert.

Monday, October 22, 2007


These days are the peak of our season. All the colors-- yellows from butter, blonde, and gold, to the flames of the sun; oranges from bronze to pumpkin to copper (old and new); reds are pinky strawberry to crimson, tomato, burgundy and blood. And all their crinkly faded remains scattered on the ground. When you're in the right place on a sunny afternoon the whole world appears on fire. It's a psychedelic send off before winter with its bare tree skeletons, gray winds and icy stars swoops down upon us and reminds us what really makes New Englanders.
Our fall is the antithesis of the cherry blossoms. No delicate pale to cherry pink blossoms flutter away to reveal the season of lush new green and warm breezes. We flash out in a riot of vibrancy before the dearth of color lets ours really show through.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sometimes I Wonder

I know people who left their homes and moved to other lands because they really had no other choice. I wonder if I could ever have been one of them. Sure, I left all I knew when I was 22 and moved to Japan with no job, no contacts and a less-than-sure grasp of the language, but I always knew I had a ticket back home if I needed it. Sometimes I wonder if having had the safety net makes it all less valid somehow.

To what extent does growing up with privilege negate a person's accomplishments? Or is that just another way I find to tear myself down?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Note: It's Getting Cold

This morning there was frost on the lawn for the first time this season. I had to scrape it off the car windows, too. If I was cooler, I would have taken a picture or something, but it's hard enough getting me and the girl to school on time as it is.

Try Try Again

As you can see by the little LOL cat-ish badge over on the right, I'm signing up to do the NaBloPoMo again. That means I'll be blogging everyday in the month of November.
I can tell you are all just quivering with excitement.

I should probably make that side badge clickable and all, but I have fallen way behind in my web skillz and don't care enough at the moment. Ah, apathy...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Like He Needs a Hole in the Head

The hole in my dog's head is healing, but it's still pretty deep and generally gross as a concept.
Last weekend he showed up with a big bump behind his eye. Over the weekend it got smaller then bigger and squishier. I called the vet on Monday and got an appointment for Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday the dog decided the rub his squishy head bump around on the carpet and popped it. It leaked and then stopped. On Wednesday morning the bump was gone and there was an icky messy hole instead.
At the vet's the doctor clipped his fur out of the way and cleaned things up. The hole was about the size of a dime and looked pretty deep. I got medicine to put on the wound twice a day. Five days later, this is what the hole looks like. It's definitely gotten smaller and less icky, but it's still a pretty big hole.