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March 28, 2020

Journal of a Semi-Quarantined Introvert, Week 2

This is our “would’ve been” week — it’s the week my kids would’ve been back in school, the week my sister and her family would’ve been visiting from Wisconsin, the week I would’ve been shopping or going to restaurants and coffee with her, the week our kids would’ve been gallivanting around in this beautiful weather together.

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March 19, 2020

Journal of a Semi-Quarantined Introvert, Week 1

Schools are canceled, but the joke’s on us because we’re actually still on Spring Break. Somehow, the Coronavirus managed to cancel both school AND not-school. Good job, you piece of crap virus.

Family, General, Parenting

February 20, 2020

My Shoes-Optional Son

We were halfway to school when Foss suddenly announced that he had forgotten his shoes at home. Cooper, ever anxious at the thought of arriving late to school, groaned aloud in horror and irritation.

General, Pets

January 16, 2020

The Lost and Found Cat

the exciting tale of a lost cat who maybe murdered a gopher and definitely found her way back home

Books, General, Reviews

December 31, 2019

2019 Book Review – Fiction

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: This is my Novel of the Year! Cue the confetti and trumpets! I adored the writing, adored Eleanor, adored the unfolding of her story. Eleanor’s character is odd and opinionated and off-putting, and she obviously has reasons for being so, and as you discover those reasons your […]

Books, General, Reviews

December 30, 2019

2019 Book Review – Nonfiction

A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell (audio): is my Book of the Year!!! I use this phrase sparingly, so please take me seriously when I say that this book, by famed economist (and prolific writer (and respected social theorist)) Thomas Sowell, was life-changing. Not life-changing in a self-help kind of way, but rather in […]

Books, General, Reviews

December 30, 2019

A Conflict of Visions

It’s easy enough to write others off as crazy when they believe things that don’t make sense to us. Sowell — who is by all accounts a genius — dignifies others by calling them logical instead. It’s one of the many reasons I can’t recommend this book highly enough.


December 23, 2019

Merry Beautiful Christmas

This past October found the Watson Six once again on an RV, in search of beauty and adventure. There was plenty of both to be found on the 2-week path we traveled, which took us to places like Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills and Capitol Reef — places which have rightfully earned […]

Family, Parenting

November 20, 2019

The Superpowers & Not-So-Superpowers of the Boy with a Cape on His Underpants

I recently took Will (who had just turned four years old) to Target to pick out some new underwear (for him….just to be clear). One of my favorite things about kids his age is their total, unabashed innocence about their bodies. I love that I can take him to the underwear section of a busy […]

Featured, General, Pets

September 26, 2019

Percy Has Opinions: The Vet

Our cat, Ave Purrsephone Jingle Bells Christmas Miracle Watson, is great. And what I mean is that she’s great as long as she’s happy.

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