Tag: Fiona

  • My Right Now and the Beginning of Summer

    My Right Now and the Beginning of Summer

    It’s hot outside. And humid. I just don’t feel like sitting inside all day long. But it’s sunny out and the garden is looking spiffier than it has in a very long time. Oh, it’s also Father’s Day which is falling on a Sunday after a lot of ballet recital stuff and a church band […]

  • Fiona is almost 6 years old

    Fiona is almost 6 years old

    My Wee Fiona is about to turn 6 yrs old in a week. She’s over 55 pounds and 4 feet. She’s a solid beautiful little lass.  We’re at that place where she’s demanding competency and independence. Reading like a pro. On the verge of her life. And life has many many lessons to teach both […]

  • Fiona’s Moana Themed 5th Birthday Party

    Fiona’s Moana Themed 5th Birthday Party

    We celebrated Fiona’s Fifth birthday with a Moana party theme. We’re still doing the parties old school with family and cousins to play with. And the Moana theme was truly a great excuse to reuse my fabulous palm trees over again from the Viva Havana fundraiser. I took a good long time to conceive of […]

  • Feeling Your Pain Versus Being Your Pain

    Feeling Your Pain Versus Being Your Pain

    Since being a mother, I’ve had many “growth opportunities” to rethink how I express how I’m feeling about myself or my children. These are called AFGOs (another fabulous growth opportunity). Today, instead of yelling at and being impatient with my daughter for crying again for the umpteenth time about her pain which I perceived as […]

  • Let Me Tell You Where I am Now

    Let Me Tell You Where I am Now

    Let me tell you where I am now. I’m sitting in my craft room. My laptop is in front of me and I’m perusing my journal trying to grab on to something of interest to write about. I’m good with the writing as long as I’m interested in the subject. In an hour, Fiona will […]

  • Just Because You’re Afraid Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Brave

    Just Because You’re Afraid Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Brave

    Fiona was inconsolable with her self-pity after her recent round of shots. I thought she needed them for Pre-K but it seems we got them a year earlier than necessary. They’re done now. And those band-aids that I couldn’t remove from her thighs for days were proof that she wasn’t brave. Don’t even suggest it […]

  • Fiona’s Fourth Birthday Bash

    Fiona’s Fourth Birthday Bash

    Today was Fiona’s fourth birthday party and it was a complete success, by her standards and mine. Yes, she got enough Frozen themed party paraphernalia and stuff to satisfy all Frozen itches for a decade. And I got to bask in the knowledge that me and my daughter matter to all these lovely people. The […]

  • My Life’s Forgotten Plot Twist : Fiona

    My Life’s Forgotten Plot Twist : Fiona

    Life happens while you’re headed in another direction. Sometimes life’s intentional. Sometimes it’s happenstance. Sometimes forces of natural science and fate converge and you get a Fiona. She is the plot twist in my life. The one I fought and fought which finally aligned. And as miraculous as her birth was, I’ve just as easily […]

  • Invisible or Invincible

    Invisible or Invincible

    As she was swinging belly down superhero style on her swing, I heard Fiona say “I am invincible”. Or was that invisible, I thought. Is her power to disappear? And it occurred to me that you can choose one or the other mode in life but you can’t be undecided. You can choose strength and […]

  • Mirror World

    Mirror World

    Have you ever caught a look at yourself inside the room in the mirror? It is so enticing and almost exotic to see your life this way except in there it’s exactly the opposite. And it makes me wonder how the world in which she lives in may be different,  perhaps better. What secrets does […]