cascade effect

who do you think raised me?sometimes I’m not sure I did that rightI certainly hope you don’t think that today seems I asked for that judgmentor maybe I shouldn’t saywho do you think raised me? because asking the rhetorical questiongives the opening for him to saysometimes I’m not sure I did that right actually, you…

Bob made an urn on a wheel

an urnfrom this earthly life wrestinto ash may they burnfinal resting requestI will pretend to spurn Bob and Wheel for NPR. I guess this link lives here now. I didn’t mean to do that this way. I don’t have the brain power to make WordPress do my bidding. I got this pot at the middle…

in which we discuss phone service

My mother hasn’t lived in her house since she fell in early November. My father hasn’t lived in his house since he moved into an apartment here in December. There has been quite a lot of hoopla about address changes and bills and so on. The phone service at the house was discussed only in…

conversation

Right before Spring Break, one of the young ladies in my Algebra class walked into class talking about growing pains or something like that. We wear masks, of course, and there’s filter fan right near the front of the room and 2 other filter fans and 3 filtration units in my classroom. My ability to…

second chances

I’m a fan of second chances. I’m not a fan of third chances, though. And fourth and fifth. There’s a kid in the hell class at school who keeps art class super interesting. She always needs one more thing to do the project. Yes, before you say it, creativity is an amazing, exciting quality. However,…

breathe in, breathe out

every single interaction. I came to my parents’ apartment empty-handed today. It was snowing again. Plus I’m still trying to take things out rather than bring them in. My mother is not pleased. She’s certain that she absolutely needs to make chili in the crock pot large enough to feed 3 families. She’s eager to…

OLW

OLW, which as everyone knows means “one little word”, seems to be the Marie Kondo equivalent for attitude. Distill your entire self into one word. Preferable one word that sparks joy. We know how I feel about joy. We can guess how I feel about representing all of life for a year, a month, a…

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

The 6th prompt for Slice of Life appears to be either “funny things kids say” or “alternative swear words”. Spouseman was working on some house projects when the Spawn was little. I’d say things weren’t going well. Spawn was under or about three because I know which house we were working on. One day she…

Relaxed

The 5th (?) Slice of Life prompt seems to be an emotion. And, right now, my emotion is still pretty relaxed. The fam went to this cabin in the woods in the Fingerlakes of New York. We’ve been to this cabin once before and another cabin in the same grouping once before that. The cabin…

One Hour a Day

Loosely 8ish wondering when spouse and spawn will arrive home after their ordeal 9ish arriving at the parents’ apartment to finish cleaning up only to discover they are in it 10ish my newspaper handprint on the wall and the bag of trash in the kitchen sink 11ish introducing mom to guacamole made at the table…