Apparently, Some Lessons Stick

Christmas Eve of 2014, my mother-in-law, Mary, drove up from central Illinois to celebrate with my husband, daughter, and me. She brought along her daughter, Lida, and the daughter’s new husband, Brent. We did the big meal thing, chatted over mostly coffee—I don’t drink coffee and my daughter, Amelia, was two years old—then settled into … Continue reading Apparently, Some Lessons Stick

Hector tl; dr

My eight-year-old daughter, Amelia, made a video yesterday for Amelialand, her YouTube channel. It cut through the severe introspection I threw down (or threw up, depending in your viewpoint) last week with “Moving On” following my ridiculously long-surviving plant Hector’s demise. I don’t usually reference direct links to her videos on here, but I thought … Continue reading Hector tl; dr