Tuesday, January 31, 2012


"Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life - it has given me ME. It has provided time and experience and failures and triumphs and time-tested friends who have helped me step into the shape that was waiting for me. I fit into me now. I have an organic life, finally, not necessarily the one people imagined for me, or tried to get me to have. I have the life I longed for. I have become the woman I hardly dared imagine I could be. There are parts I don't love - until a few years ago, I had no idea that you could have cellulite on your stomach - but not only do I get along with me most of the time now, I am militantly and maternally on my own side... how kind to myself I have become, what a wonderful, tender wife I am to myself, what a loving companion." —Anne Lamott

Thursday, January 26, 2012

i read this poem every morning. in case anyone cares.

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

—Arthur O'Shaughnessy, “Ode” from “Music & Moonlight”

Monday, January 16, 2012

things judah (age 10) said while watching "raising arizona" with me just now

"Is this going to be scary? What's it rated? Hmm. Are you sure?"

"Why'd she want to marry a criminal?"

"It's been going for 30 minutes and they FINALLY ran the title credits?"

"That is a high, high ceiling." (in the Huffhines' living room)

"Does the baby get back to their parents at the end?" Me: "I don't want to ruin it for you." "MOM, SERIOUSLY, PLEASE!"

"That's an awesome playroom for the babies. They're lucky."

"I think blue and orange are my favorite colors for M&Ms."

"I hate those kids. Can you imagine if the Supernanny got ahold of them?"

"Has it been an hour already? This is going as fast as Karate Kid!"

"This is a chaotic moment." (when Hi hijacks the van)

Me: "What if we got a wiener dog and named it Waffles?" Judah: "We'd have to discuss it over dinner."

"Get to the point!" (during Nathan Sr.'s monologue in the nursery)

"Hey, they all have manners now! Well, it's in his dream. It must have taken forever to get that shot."