Friday’s four things: teenage girls, family dinners, Houston, and the obits

That's Miss T.

And because five was too many. A birthday. Miss T turned thirteen yesterday – one-three, 13, XIII – which means we now have three teenage girls living in our house. Sometimes I don’t know who they are, but mostly I do. They’re fantastic, except when they’re not, which ends up being the problem, if there is a problem. I wake up not certain of whom I will face, either over breakfast or picking up in the afternoon, though Goldie is driving herself now. (That’s a blessing, not a curse.) The … [Read more...]

Happy Monday

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Dumbest quote ever, right?  I mean, it’s true but really stupid.  Here’s another: It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – e.e. cummings Even truer, from a poet I never really liked. Today is my birthday. That’s not a quote.  It’s a fact.  Sure, go ahead and wish me a happy one if you’d like, if you haven’t done so already on Facebook.  (Thanks everyone!  So thoughtful.)  Of course, I plan on the … [Read more...]