Tonka had his birthday party today, at a gymnastics centre. Having outsourced the actual party, and having devoted much energy to preparing for his sister’s birthday celebration two days ago, and to dealing with Queenie’s predictable-but-still-exhausting emotional difficulties with celebrating … Continue reading
Actual e-mail that just arrived in my inbox: Thanks a lot for letting Tonka get a Mohawk…we spent the night in tense negotiations with [Tonka’s classmate] not to cut his lovely locks! Awesome. Five years old and he’s already getting his peers into … Continue reading
I’m writing this at my kitchen table while a five year old boy sits beside me, eating his lunch and chattering. Not the five year old boy who usually sits in that spot. This is Tonka’s good friend from the neighbourhood. … Continue reading
Homemade pound cake = very good. Homemade pound cake + Skor toffee bits = awesome. Homemade pound cake + Skor toffee bits + chocolate fondue = CAN’T TYPE STILL EATING. O-M-G. Best Lunar New Year Feast Ever.
As part of a job application process, I will soon be writing a test in written communications proficiency. I’ve been studying by reading through the ultimate guide in such things: Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. Despite being fifty years old, … Continue reading