Monday, August 30, 2010

Tooth fairy and other jobs I have had

Tonight, my facebook status reads:

"I just got to play tooth fairy for the first time... though I did tell him that before I was his mommy I used to be a full time tooth fairy. I don't think he believed me."

I so wish I could go into more detail about this, it is terribly bitter sweet. It was not a normally lost tooth, and that is all I will say. If you know me, email I can tell you more but it is more about my still reeling from how choices affect us and our children and even our grandchildren... and though there was no real choice in any of the generational choices involved (I really do believe three generations have all made the best of the options offered) I am still reeling from this experience in that mommies take on the weight of the world when their babies hurt.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Ever notice that an awful lot of recipes in the cooking blogosphere end with that... uhm... sentence?

I am halfway tempted to try them just to see if in fact, they cause me to "enjoy".

Problem is, I can't stick to a recipe to save my life.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Yes, as a Latin American I have a taste for acronyms. I have added this new one: RILM (random interesting life minutiae)... as a place to show you things that come across my path that leave me in awe of what a marvelous place this universe is:

So, with that in mind it is very fitting that I chose to be my very fist thing that I present to you of things that I find interesting, (drum roll)  this link.

It is a marvelous place indeed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


"Sometimes, when you hit your head... You will think you're somebody else".


"Whenever you are mean, your heart gets smaller".

So, intrigued I asked: "What happens to your heart when you are nice?"

Squink: "It get's bigger. But you don't want your heart to disappear, so be nicer".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Random thought for the day

In the event of a Zombie-apocalypse I think I have enough basic skills to be an asset in just about everything... except, that is, wild mushroom foraging.

Whatever you do, in the event of a hostile zombie takeover... do NOT send me to collect mushrooms.

Random thoughts

I was perusing the pictures about the flood in Pakistan and one face (it was the hair, really) seemed to stand out from the pictures, to the point I believe I recognized him in the second set of pictures that put up in "The Big Picture"

Here are his two photos:  ONE    TWO

Here are the two sets:   AUGUST 6th        August 11th

I think it must be the fabulous hair color that drew me in and made him recognizable to me, or at least I hope I am seeing one person.. there are subtle differences between the pictures.

Who knows, but I will say I am intrigued by the whole of his face and hair...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I am sick and dozing in bed, when Squink comes in and asks:

"Mama, will you wake up so I don't disturb you?".

Thursday, August 05, 2010


I think that I need to see this, in person. From what I understand it happened in the bombing of Hiroshima,

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Squink: "You know, if it's your birthday.. You, and the mom and the dad get two pieces of birthday cake".


Squink: "I am sad because you're mad or sad, mama".

Me: "Why am I mad or sad?"

Squink: "Are you mad or sad because I lost ya?"