Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

This morning's dip into the interwebs found me Pink Raygun, which will be high on my rotation list for a while. In celebration of Zombie Week, I found a video for my favorite zombie tune. There are other videos for this song, but I am understanding of those with weak stomachs, so I opted for cute rather than graphic. I give you, Re: Your Brains, by Jonathan Coulton.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mothers and Chocolate

Tigrrl wore an utterly fabulous dress to a fancy Mother's Day luncheon with my MIL. Fabulous. White satin bouffant skirt, pink silk bodice, silk chiffon overskirt. A confection.
Of course, chocolate happened.
I know I am getting better at mothering, because I was amused rather than upset. An even funnier moment: Tigrrrl met up with a couple of other grrrl acquaintances at the luncheon and I noticed that all three of them had chocolate syrup stains on their special, impress-grandma dresses.

Back at chez In Law, I am sitting in the upstairs bathroom with the dress on my lap, patiently sponging the stains with a washcloth and a lot of cold water. As I work I am bemused. Kids, I think, when will she learn, she's so grown up and such a little girl, chcolate on her face.
Bit misty at this point. Sigh. Well, she'll learn eventually.

I feel very, very wise.

Then I notice that I have been sponging the (dark, very dark) chocolate with one of my MIL's monogrammed washcloths.
The white monogrammed washcloths.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Blankety Blanking Blank

Saturday, 9:00 A.M.
I have already burned dinner.

Friday, May 1, 2009


So I was putting away groceries, except somehow in the middle of that it was necessary to load the dishwasher, and then in the middle of that it was suddenly imperative that these be scrubbed. Thoroughly.