Author Archives: larva225

About larva225

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

The Naming of the Shrew

My dad’s side of my family is rather famous for nicknaming people.  Everyone in our family had at least one.  One of mine was/is Bob, for instance.  Don’t ask.  As these things typically go, each nickname is rooted in some … Continue reading

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Twist and Scout

Hello Blogness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again. Sorry.  No excuses.  Just busy.  Always busy.  But I have missed y’all. Since last we met, there’s been Halloween, a family reunion at the beach, and my Brownie … Continue reading

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The Asphalt in Our Stars

I came home from work and carpool to find that the TV was left on and 2 different board games were left out all over the living room floor. One of the cats had used a game board for a … Continue reading

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Load on a Grecian Urn

No, no.  I’m not butchering Keats.  I am reflecting on power.  Often as a mom, wife, and household COO, I feel overwhelmed, powerless.  But that is not so, moms.  That is not so. We have power – loads of it. … Continue reading

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When You Scare Enough To Send the Very Best

We attended our first family Halloween outing Friday night – a “haunted hike” at a local swamp.  Now before you out-of-staters get all freaked out, it’s a well-maintained park which cuts through a wetland.  While it does sport a ton … Continue reading

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The Swift of the Magi

I’m trying to channel my Taylor Swift and shake it all off, y’all.  My heart has been heavy, as has my mind.  My household is down to only 2 stupid cats.  We have lost our emotional pee-er.  Watching Stella cry … Continue reading

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Ride of Frankenstein

I know.  I never call.  I never write.  Once again, there just hasn’t been much time or energy left in the tank at any given time.  I’m trying.  I’m working on it. I should hear back from Felix’s doctor any … Continue reading

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I’ll Have a Diet Joke, Please

My heart feels heavy, y’all.  It’s one of those times where things just seem ugly and hard everywhere you look.  My job runneth over with suck these days.  We just had a meeting in which our moves were discussed; we … Continue reading

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Stairway to Seven

So birthday season is FINALLY over.  September is a busy month for the days of birth, y’all. The culmination for my household is Stella, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday with her party on Saturday.  We actually had to go … Continue reading

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One Fish, Two Fish, Med Fish, Blue Fish

I’ve missed this.  I’ve missed y’all.  It’s been so busy lately, WordPress has become one of those things you occasionally stop and sigh wistfully about.  There have been birthdays, family drama (which I’d love to process write about here, but … Continue reading

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