Monday, August 4, 2014


My mom used to close her eyes a lot. Meditating, I used to tease her. Now, I do it. Especially this week, when I'm a single mom. Alex has gone to UM for a conference. Closing my eyes keeps my sanity. Turns out my Mom is a smart lady!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Some vacation pics (overdue)

Traveling baby
Tall tall trees
Dirt don't hurt
Tent sleeping
The other us
Biiiiiig trees
With Cousin Jackie
Dorm livin (UW)
Mt Ranier
In the space needle
Seattle baby
Checking out the Experience Music Project
We are a jam band
Baby drummer
Giant Legis
My loves
Wolf (pronounced voooolf)
Crater Lake
Playing in the tent
Water bottles are cool
In the trees
Picnicking along an alpine lake in Lassen
How gorgeous 
Lassen peak
Cold morning
Volcano museum baby

Monday, June 30, 2014

Baby pictures

Because reading the news makes me angry...

Ring sling
Crazy Japanese walker

Typical Sunday 6am

Thursday, June 26, 2014


I've been sick for 2.5 weeks. I've taken a lot of drugs to try to feel better. One of them was a cough syrup they say is safe for breastfeeding. It also said the side effects are hallucinations. I took some, went to bed.
I had a dream I was giving a talk at my old school (Penn). Suddenly, the wall behind me disappeared and I was in front of an arena full of Transformers putting on a laser lights show. They were trying to help me explain my work....using laser lights (it was similar to the Pink Floyd laser lights show at Griffith Observatory - if you've ever been to that - but then it was, like in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium..... and all the autobots were lasering it up.....)
Yeah, I won't be taking that cough medicine again unless I really, really need it.

I don't like zombies

Of course, Alex turned on World War Z last night, just as I'm about to go to bed. I thought I would just watch a couple minutes of it and then be off to sleepy land. But, no. I got sucked in. It starts in Philly, on streets I know like the back of my hand (although their geography is all wrong) and it goes downhill from there. Very panicky, very "end of days" movie. Why do people like movies like this anyways? So, there are zombies everywhere and Brad Pitt has to go all over the world to save his family and the few remaining humans left on earth (of course it would be Brad Pitt who figures out how to save everyone, right?). What follows is a panicked situation where you have to continually suspend disbelief after disbelief (but they do a pretty good job of scaring the crap out of you). If you're looking for scary, this movie does it well. If you're looking for believable plotlines, good dialogue, or a well-thought-out story, look elsewhere. I hear the book is better.

However, I did awaken in the middle of the night, with a baby snuggled against my chest, to the sound of rain (!) outside our window. I thought, "That sounds like rain. But it doesn't rain here anymore, so there's no way it's rain. It's probably zombies".

Monday, June 23, 2014

Random Pics Monday

gotta be honest, folks, it's been a rough couple weeks. Colds, sinus infections, stomach bugs, 4 teeth coming in at once and really bad diaper rash have just about wrung me out. Here's hoping we are on the mend...
Standing with the amp

Goofing with the camera
Grandma selfie
Hiking with Daddy
Playing with the camera
Gear puzzle
Speak softly and carry a big stick?