Author Archives: larva225

About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

I need to talk about something very uncomfortable.  I’m not sure why it should be that way.  It just is.  And I think I just need to talk about it today because I feel as if I might just burst … Continue reading

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Bell Scurv(y)

I suppose things are settling down, folks are settling in.  We have all survived birthday season, with Stella bringing up the rear a couple of days ago.  I have an 8 year old, y’all.  How the hell did THAT happen? … Continue reading

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Rotten to the Scores

Today is my birthday. I’m trying to be graceful about it. But I gotta tell you it’s been hard. Louisiana is having a heat wave from hell. I mean that. Surely this is what Hell’s ambient temperature must be. To … Continue reading

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Sock and Roll

We’ve been settling in.  It takes longer than you’d think.  For starters, it’s the logistics of 2 kids in 2 schools on the same schedule.  It’s working for the most part – largely thanks to a wonderful friend of mine … Continue reading

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Week in the Knees

Sorry. Time has just gotten away from me. We’ve been dealing with the whole getting back into a routine thing. We are officially in our third week -second full week – of the new school year. It’s been a mixed … Continue reading

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Zoo’s On First?

Dear people who were visiting the swamp area at the New Orleans Zoo Sunday afternoon, I’m the woman in the black dress you saw trying to yank a screaming, wailing, flailing girl into the ladies room.    I know you … Continue reading

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Count Rushmore

The beginning of the school year is approaching fast.  Too fast.  I’m not ready. I’m already disappointed in Felix’s new school.  When you have a kid who needs some extra care/support, everyone loves to tell you to “be proactive.”  How … Continue reading

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Girls Just Want to Have Fungus

Y’all know I’m mad about a Christmas Story. That’s a fantastic movie. One of the best ever. If you don’t like it just close this post and walk away. While Ralphie is the star of the show, my personal fav … Continue reading

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Fairwell

I must admit I’ve had my head in the sand.  I’ve been avoiding stuff.  Stuff around the house.  Stuff at work.  This stuff.  School stuff.  That’s the root of it all, the school stuff.  I’ve reached that point where it’s … Continue reading

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A Kong Day’s Journey Into Night

I’m not going to lie: it’s been a rough few days. We’re one of those modern households with a cut cord, meaning we do everything via the internet. Without the net to power our Roku and devices, there is no … Continue reading

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