Thursday, January 28, 2010

one of those moments

today was one of those lego-helping, ring around the rosie dancing, chili-making kind of days when not much else gets done around the house. while i was cooking dinner, we had the music playing and i looked up into the family room to see the two big kids looking at a book together and laughing. the littlest goose was spinning in circles to the music. simple. but perfect.
sometimes you have to look beyond the mess to see the joy.

Monday, January 25, 2010


a good part of my childhood was spent in department stores with my mother and grandmother. yes, this is an exaggeration, but there is some truth to it. anyhow, my grandmother would start talking to complete strangers, and before we knew it, she was sharing more of her life, and ours, than she should.
recently, i find myself striking up conversations with random people while out and about. usually it's to ask their opinion on something i'm thinking about buying, or i may tell them how much i like what they are looking at, or i may strike up a conversation with another mom on the playground, etc. then I catch myself. i have become my grandmother.

so here i am. talking to people i don't even know.
i'll try not to reveal anything too personal.
oh,and if you can figure out why the title of this post is what it is, we'll get along just fine. :)