The Ties That Bind

my clan

Last Saturday morning I put the children in my care into my car and drove 3 hours to Z’s mom’s house. (Yes, for those paying attention, that is technically my ex-mother-in-law, we shall call her “Mumsy”.) She reports to other that she is surprised that she could get along with me, I am surprised that people try to *not* get along with me. I love the woman, never any less for the war she fights within herself, but one cannot ignore that her prejudice can create some angsty situations.  Continue reading

Chaos and Creation

Well, August is bringing a list of non-stop surprises and I am finding myself mostly on top of the wave, even after (or possibly because) I somehow had inadvertently jumped ahead and misplaced an entire week of August.  I know normal people use numbers on calendars to keep track of that sort of thing but currently, that is too complicated for my head so I am attempting to remember events in color shaded blobs. And no, my alternative time keeping is obviously not working out for me either. Continue reading