Beautiful Moments Aren’t Always Pretty

Baby Grouch woke me this morning with her chatter and her happy squeals and periodic shouts of “Mama!” coming from her crib.   I padded to her room, in my pajamas, and smiled at her when she exclaimed, “Morning!” as I walked in.  “Book. Book. Cookie”.  We had the time, so I acquiesced to her demand that I read her “The Best Mouse Cookie” before bringing … Continue reading Beautiful Moments Aren’t Always Pretty

The Anti-Photo Contest Photo Contest Entry

My dad sent me information about a “Sweet Pea” photo contest at our local credit union.  I was excited.  And then disturbed.  And then resigned. When I first heard about the contest, I thought to myself, “Baby Grouch is a sure winner of this contest!  She’s a knock-out; even people I don’t know will vote for her!  As I rifled through my mental Facebook Rolodex, … Continue reading The Anti-Photo Contest Photo Contest Entry