My granddaughter’s early arrival of course means that there is once again a baby in the house at Christmas. What a neat blessing it is. Baby Issa – as her father has nicknamed her – was by far the youngest and the smallest person in the congregation at Christmas Eve Mass tonight, which did not… Continue reading First Christmases
The past nine days have been one helluva ride. Would we change anything about it? Eh. Hm. Nah. Baby M is a delight. She is tiny, but quite fierce. She puts up a wail that makes her aunt’s seem like a gentle trill, but only when she has a dirty diaper. She’s overcome a weak… Continue reading Nine Days Old, And Home At Last
My beautiful granddaughter was born this morning as the sun began to rise over the city. Melissa Sylvia Isabelle, you are the most joyful of mysteries. Great is the mercy and glory of God. I cannot stop weeping for love of you and your parents.
It’s Black Friday, and I can tell you what I’m not doing: leaving my house. I don’t go to malls or Costco on a quiet day. Mama didn’t raise no fool. The dogs are out back digging holes in the snow and eating their poop and whatever else it is they do outside. I hope… Continue reading In Which Kanga Goes Into Hibernation on Black Friday
It was a lovely time. Ten people seated at our dining room table, and the best behaved creature was Tommy the Cat, who chose to sleep on a chair rather than follow Jeebers to the basement following banishment for trying to mount the food serving table in the kitchen. I didn’t have to lift a… Continue reading Thanksgiving And Other Shenanigans
It’s official: thanks to Netflix, I am now a fan of the series Gilmore Girls. As of right now, 4:13 a.m., I am two-thirds of the way through Season 1 and want to move to a town like Stars Hollow. I need a Luke in my life with a diner where I can drink coffee… Continue reading In Which Kanga Is Getting To Know The Gilmore Girls
My WordPress stats tell me that one person viewed my previous post. Hello, Lone Reader! You’re here for a treat today! If you are prone to fits of side-eye or your tummy gets queasy at the mere mention of the female reproductive system, then this post is not for you. If you like a good… Continue reading In Which Kanga Attempts To Harness Her Aging Inner Goddess