• Island Life
  • No One Does Romance Like We Do

    Last Saturday night, LCB and I sat on the couch, listening for the sounds that would signal that all three kids were finally in bed. LCB attempted to cultivate a romantic atmosphere between us by pouring me a glass of wine and talking softly. I made his job easier by only half paying attention while […]

  • Parenting
  • Parental Hits

    LCB and I both took parental hits last week, during the winter storm that froze the alligators in North Carolina and left us considering a move to the equator. LCB took his parental hit by deciding to pull out all his old winter clothes, circa The Early Chicago Years of Our Marriage. Early on in […]

  • Island Life
  • ‘Tis the Week Before Christmas

    ‘Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the island house, all the creatures are stirring and have already accomplished the following: Baked Christmas cookies twice Shopped with a ten-year-old girl for another ten-year-old girl (a harrowing and laborious feat) Attended one Christmas party Missed one Christmas party (long story) Discovered, after all our paring […]