Category: Brain Dump

Weekly Wrap-Up 2020: The Eighteenth

Weekly Wrap-Up 2020: The Eighteenth

Holy Heck, Bookworms, This Quarantine business is a roller coaster ride. We’ll have several nice and uneventful days in parenting and working-from-home land, and then BAM. No sleep for half the night, and the kid skips his nap, oof. This post is definitely not going to be going live “on schedule” (as though I’m rigorous about keeping a schedule, LOL.) Anyway. Yeah. This is really hard. And I miss daycare… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Eleventh

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Eleventh

Hi Bookworms, Holy. Crap. This week has seemed ONE THOUSAND YEARS LONG. In the span of seven days, the Coronavirus has thrown life in the US (and around much of the world) into absolute chaos. My company did the responsible thing and mandated that we work from home at least for the next 2 weeks, which is convenient because the state of Illinois has since shut down all schools. Technically… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Sixth

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Sixth

Well Bookworms, it’s been a week! Jim just got back from a business trip. He was gone for just over a week. I didn’t mention it at the time because it’s not a great idea to plaster the internet with notifications that you’re home alone with a toddler. Sammers and I had a lot of fun, but it’s nice to be a parenting team again! We’re still potty training (it’s… Read more »

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The Third Week of 2020

The Third Week of 2020

Greetings Bookworms! January is so freaking melancholy. Something about the early darkness and the cold makes everything feel like a slog. I tried to liven things up by rocking my new Sesame Street Book Club sweatshirt and taking selfies (check out my new pic on the sidebar!) But January gonna January. It’s a darn good thing that books know no season, isn’t it? Of course, one of the books I… Read more »

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Bits and Bobs. Or Jims.

Bits and Bobs. Or Jims.

Greetings Bookworms! It feels like a good day to spout nonsense on the internet, doesn’t it? Here are some disjointed thoughts and anecdotes. FIRST: My precious perfect boy is a TOTAL chatterbox. He was a late walker but an early talker and his vocab has grown exponentially over the last few months. He’s going to be 2 in August. HOW EVEN??? We now have to pay careful attention to what… Read more »

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Stuff! Things!

Stuff! Things!

Howdy Bookworms, On the off chance my husband reads my blog, he’s probably going to be annoyed by the title. One day when Sam was very small, I was upstairs nursing. I heard clattering and muttering from downstairs and asked what was going on. My eloquent husband responded with an agitated “Stuff fell!” And I was all “Uh, what stuff?” And he let out an exasperated “THINGS!” In his defense,… Read more »

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A Reading Recap

A Reading Recap

Hey Bookworms! I meant to write this up last week, but my week was derailed by a sweet little boy with a stomach bug. I mean, they tell you that when you put your kids in daycare they’re going to get sick a lot, but I don’t think that really sinks in until your vacation time is dwindling and among your prayers of “please make my baby feel better” you… Read more »

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Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam

Howdy Bookworms! I’m feeling a little bit of blogging mojo these days, so I’m just going to roll with it. Let’s recap the week, shall we? Also, if you didn’t immediately picture Ursula’s minions from The Little Mermaid when you read the title of this post, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. Kidding. We can still be friends. But brush up on your Disney, folks! FIRST- Did y’all… Read more »

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New Year, New Brain Dump

New Year, New Brain Dump

Heyyyyyyyy Bookworms! I’ve started and not finished oodles of blog posts. Seriously, you should see my drafts folder. Part of it is that I’ve gone so long without blogging regularly that I’m overwhelmed with the amount of books I’ve read and not discussed. Part of it is that 80% of my brain is consumed by thoughts like “why isn’t my kid walking yet?” or “OMGGGGG he just said Elmo! It… Read more »

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