Apologize

“Noël, I’m wanted to let you know that I’m at the hospital with Grandma. She kind of fainted this morning but she’s okay now. They’re just running some tests.” “Noël, the CT showed something suspicious so we’re on our way to St. Al’s.” “Noël, you better come down here…” Sunday, early November 2007 I got…

On Graphing and Peanut Butter Chicken

I wish parenthood came with a manual. I really do. And I feel like I got an even shorter stick since I’m trying to figure this out in the middle of my stepdaughters’ formative years. I met the girls when they were 10 and almost 12. A year and a half later, I’m still trying to…

That One Conversation

Think back to your childhood or teenage years. Think back to that time when your parent or parents got super awkward and weird and made you feel all awkward and weird and made you sit on the couch to talk about…sex. Yeah, I got a dose of that this weekend. But from the other point…

Love, Step-Mom Style.

“George Burns,” I called up the stairs at my smushed-face cat, “The girls are coming tonight!” I could have sworn his cute little ears perked up. Boy does he love the girls! And so do I. About a year and a half ago, I never thought I’d love again. Never thought I’d get married. Never…

Cat…Nurse?

Mocha, the cat. My dad renamed him Bosco. Why? Who the heck knows. He renamed Mom’s cat too. And my current cat. It’s just a thing. Mocha has been with the fam since I started the 8th grade. Just so you know, that was a while ago. Like we’re pushing 17 years-ish? This was a…