My brain wears the pants in this relationship.

We were halfway through a wonderful dinner when I couldn’t take it any more. I was about to burst with excitement!

“Did you know that a kilobyte has 1,024 bytes, which is 2^10 ?”

It was this mornings phrase, and I was so proud of myself that I couldn’t wait to show off. It’s a good thing I didn’t wait because my One and Only had forgotten that there was something I should remember. I guess he ought to start his own blog!


My hair is long and plenty,

and yet it falls out like crazy,

how can this be?

It seems… contradictory.

(Inspired by the sight of my hairbrush this morning).


It’s probably safe to assume that remembering something for once does not mean I am cured; however, I am excited about all of the instant gratification I have been feeling since I started on this endeavor.

Especially wonderful are the nice comments that have been left on my previous posts.


Underpants, Overpants

Fancy Pants, Schmancy Pants

Pants for this. Pants for that.

Pants to match your every hat.

(Inspired by the fact that I had to change Little Man’s pants thrice today. 

1. I put soapy water in a bowl filled with toys for him to encourage hand washing and he made a giant puddle on the kitchen floor. It worked out well because I used the opportunity to mop the kitchen floor. Second time this year.. whoohoo! 

2. Hard boiled egg yolk somehow ended up in hair and all over his clothes.

3. … I’m sure there was third time. Maybe it was just trading his pajamas for some regular pants.)

Well, it’s time to go play Mario Party 6 with my One and Only. We just unlocked the last map!

…are you [brain] under the couch?

The first post was actually written yesterday, so I feel I ought to contribute something else to the internet today.

Here is a list of things I have forgotten today:

1. To include a vegetable with tonight’s dinner.

2. To bring my friend my extra food processor that I promised her two months ago.

3. … I think there was something else but it’s gone forever. That’s what I tell my son when he “drops” his fork on the floor.

I did have a genius idea today! Tomorrow, my One and Only will tell me a phrase to remember when he goes to work, and he is going to test me when he gets home.


Here is an introduction to the blog as I envision it tonight.

The Characters – the people who have to deal with me on a daily basis.

Me – My name is Maria. I am the author and main character. I hope to learn how to write on a more proficient level as I attempt to “exercise my brain”. Other byproducts include learning new skills (my shortlist includes Juggling, and planting an herb garden). I love to read, I find that it really lets me travel outside myself. Don’t worry, I also love coming back into myself.

My One and Only – to steal a phrase from the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. I may also refer to him as S. or my husband. He is thoughtful, handsome, puts the toilet seat down, and best of all he loves me.  He is also waiting on me to finish so that we can eat the chocolate chip cookies that I took out of the oven a few minutes ago. They smell good!

Little Man – also known as F. or  “my son”. Lately I can’t seem to stop calling him Buddy, but I never speak the way I write. Who does? He is a 14 month old boy who JUST learned how to walk (June 14), is working on teeth number 7 & 8, loves to “read”, and is just generally awesome. He’s not perfect though, he did fail his hearing test a week ago and we shall see what the specialist recommends when we visit next month. (This may explain his lack of words, currently everything is “DA!!” Fortunately he’s started picking up some sign language, although he mostly only knows animal names right now.) I could talk about him FOREVER.

E – The mysterious little person we are trying to give life to. Not much to say yet, but we keep trying!

The Plot

Learn how to draw inspiration for stories from my environment.

Write said stories.

Become good at writing stories.

Through this process I anticipate filling the blogosphere with book reviews, recipe reviews, general musings, stories, tid-bits, jokes, and progress reports on whether or not my brain has been found and repaired to working conditions.