Monday, May 16, 2022

Behind Closed Doors

...are two official college juniors.

Their dorm room contents are here...

but most-importantly, they are.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022


 ...seems like a word which could have been aptly used throughout our twin-raising years. Despite the near simultaneity of twin development milestones, most-assuredly there were, and continue to be, asynchronous moments.

Missed past-usage opportunities aside, "asynchronous" has now become a frequently used word in our household. Darren and Sarah's college experience thus far has been amidst a global pandemic. For nearly two years now---their freshman and sophomore years---many of He-Twin and She-Twin's classes have been "asynchronous." Lectures have been presented not-in-classroom, but "attended" safely via video/Zoom, in workable timing for each student, and their professor(s).

What else is asynchronous? This year, their spring breaks; so no full-family excursion beach-ward.

Instead, we'll be happy to see them separately, whenever we can finagle around schedules busy with work, study, and ideally, some time designated for a genuine BREAK.  (In Darren's case, with BREAD.)

Cheers to Spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Sofa Sentimentality

Farewell, Fair Furniture. 

Former "guest bed." 
Favored front-row seating from Sesame Street to Game of Thrones.
Firmness-depleted. Fluff-less. Fur-covered. 
The Velveteen Rabbit of couches, you were REAL.

"Real isn't how you are made, it's a thing that happens to you. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." 
---Margery Williams (abridged)

Sentimentality misplaced, you say? Go ahead. Ask me about the Piggly Wiggly spatula....