Wednesday, August 16, 2017


1. Urban Beach: Chilling indoors at WCR.
2. Gluteus maximus: It's-about-time for a massage!
3. Motion: While the East End slept, propelling through darkness like oxygen through blood. Late-night walking through empty streets and dark, warm, windy pockets.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

crash into me

If I could name today, I'd call it Crash. Among its lights:  

1. Crashing out to the Newest Graduate of Burg Pediatric Dentistry. Look at his peace sign!

 2. Max and Markus were in the middle of an air soft war (where Max's incredible dog Skip, tried to bolt out through the garage door, and took my feet out from under me in the process).  

3. My wonderful son Max listened to me spilling my heart out from under an ice pack, he bought me an amethyst (to promote healing), while on his anniversary date with Preslee (1 year!).  And I kept icing and icing, all the way to work...

Monday, August 14, 2017


I broke my rule about waiting until bedtime to look back on the day. More miscellany:

1. Discovery: secret directions to a secret pool.

2. LOL: my son Markus told me a fabulous short story that included the line, ‘You know the shampoo that says 'no tears'? It doesn't mean no crying, it means no tangles.’

3. H2O: delicious chilled water from his team pizza party. Half, actually... It is the first bottle of water in my life that I have had to put the lid on and save because it was too big to finish.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Born in 1964

3. Seeing my cute family at Marilee's birthday party.
{How come Marilee always looks the same age?}

2. Seeing my brother made me very happy.
1. Being invited to see The Glass Castle for free: bonus.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

We are the Spartans

From the rink that is Steiner, Champions!

Coach of the Year

"Come and take them"
Molan Labe, Greek phrase
spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the battle of Thermopylae

Friday, August 11, 2017


A1. Free cake at the hospital today for a birthday.
B1. Over lunch: Prepping the cesarean section born out of twins being breech.

A2. People-watching on a sunny drive to the rink.
B2. Over playoffs: winning stories unfolding live in the flesh.

A3. Phone call from my one-and-only Monet.
B3. Over email: Even more information from the USHL combine!

C. Free clothes from my sister!

Thursday, August 10, 2017


1. I called out in anguish on the way to work to no one in particular, ‘What day is it today?!’ And a nice doctor replied, ‘Thursday!’

2. After Markus and his hockey camp, Morg took me to dinner and offered me some tacos - which happen to be my favorite.

3. In the Aftermath of Monday, I lingered ... in a good way ... and I got more free hockey advice! Damn, that's the best kind.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Morgen + Twenty-Two = Love

22 years ago, The World of Morg arrived.

To celebrate, I am sitting cross-legged on my favorite futon, looking through scrapbooks, licking a cherry popsicle, humming Happy Birthday. Who knew that in the scheme of the universe, this very 3:23 p.m. moment would take place on the fifth whilst Morgy slumbers not far away. Bonne anniversaire!

One. Every animal sound, including a duck. 
I'm not the only one in SLC with a twenty-two year old. But since I'm one of the few out of my friends – here are some recorded treasures that have come my way:

‘No, mommy I will not be a cowboy when I grow up... Because I'm going to be a dinosaur when I grow up.’ -My son Morgen

'All I had in Candyland was Queen Frostine, and Kailey threw a fit to get it, so I threw her backpack in the pool.'

Four. 'I like your skin. That's why I still want to shower with you.'

Five. From upstairs: 'I'm getting into mischief mommy!'

Six. 'Best day of my life was when I got my golden key award.' 

Seven. 'I don't really like the tickle torture.'

Eight. 'It felt warm when I was baptized.'

Nine. 'When I get married, I'm going to have a 100 babies and sit in the back of the van while my wife drives so I can play with them.'
Ten. 'Ice skating is too cold. And hard.'

Eleven. 'Take the draw, and we'll share the championship.'

Twelve. 'I really think the priesthood meeting is for old men, not young men.'

Thirteen. 'Monster drinks are the only thing that gives me energy.'

Fourteen. 'I tried out for the ballroom dance team today. And made it.'

Fifteen. 'Soccer is fun, except for the running.'

Sixteen. 'When I jumped off the cliff, I didn't know the water would be so shallow.' 

Seventeen. 'I'm really going to miss you while I'm gone on my mission.'

Eighteen. 'I could've tried harder.'

Nineteen. 'I liked soccer better than LaCrosse.'

Twenty. 'Did you know my Eagle scout award shows up on my college transcript?'

Twenty-One. 'The girls at the frat party were marriage material.'
Ah Morgen, my heart and my eyes... and the wind beneath my wings. Sniff!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


1. Jax blew me kisses, which I caught like pucks. Then we switched and he caught my kisses (‘Woah! That's a big one!’). Together, we sent our puck-sized kisses down the ice scoring a goal.

2. Little Grey offered me handfuls of ice, followed by an ice chip straight from his mouth. Nothing imaginary about it. (Except, perhaps, in all he cannot yet verbalize. What is this kid thinking?!)

3. Twins delivered at 27 weeks filled the last 30 minutes of my nightshift with all things awful: emergency room entrance, ruptured membranes, a hand presentation, iCentra malfunctions, an emergency c-section, Lifeflight (‘What kind?’ A helicopter) and yucky news. Snapchat from co-worker: they both died. 

Monday, August 7, 2017


1. First Monday in August: a day for hockey camps to start for Max and Markus.
2. BLT's on the lunch menu at Mom's diner after my night shift.
3. Saturday: my nephews and I took ‘naps’ on the comfy couch in Sun Valley and shared where we'd like to go in our dreams.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Long Weekend

Snacking on bratwurst, thai food and chocolate covered gummy bears, my sons and I watched three classic films together this long weekend.

1. Founder
2. Minions 2
3. Moana

'There is no where you could go that I won't be with you.' Moana Quotes (37,000 Google results).

Saturday, August 5, 2017


1. Bit here: My son Max prepared breakfast for us, in what appeared to be a peace offering.

2. Bit there: Aunt moments. One spoke loving nonsense; the other smiled a toothy grin. One giggled; the other burped in reply when I asked if he was full. Mmm, mushy bananas.
3. Bit everywhere: Daydreams about the man on whose hands I once inscribed lovenotes with my fingertips. [Extra good because earlier I texted my son for his birthday and he hadn't forgotten that we celebrated it.]