Author Archives: Lara Jo

Hello? (tap tap tap) Is this thing on?

Gracious heavens, y’all, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve updated. I’m so ashamed of myself. Last week I was going through an old notebook I found and found stuff I’d written about ten years ago — utterly banal stuff, like a tally of a yard sale a friend and I had in Chicago, a […]

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Summer in the….not-City.

We had a weird spring here in Arkansas. It was cool until very late in the season — more like a Chicago spring than a Fayetteville spring — and then it rained every day and every night for forty days. Well, not quite, but it seemed as though it did. I am very relieved that […]

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On Grief.

Gracious heavens above, it’s been a year and a half since I wrote. That makes me so sad, after reading the last post I did — there’s so much rich detail in it about our day-to-day lives! I love reading it. That sounds ridiculously pompous, doesn’t it? I don’t love reading it because it’s a […]

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Thursday.

Thursdays are tough for me. I’m not quite to my breaking point on Wednesdays and Fridays have the promise of my day off to soften the blow of the end-of-the-week madness but Thursdays are tough. I cleaned today, not just straightened but cleaned, which includes all the laundry in the house as well, and any […]

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Lazy Tuesday.

I was shocked when I looked at the clock this morning and it was 11 already. WHAT? Where did the morning go? The kids slept in until 8:20, so that kind of got us discombobulated. Jack had a weird time going to sleep last night — he kept crying and crying and when we would […]

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