Monthly Archives: September 2010

12 posts

Jazmine and Brandon

15 Years Ago Today…

I gave birth to Twin A and Twin B, also known as Jazmine and Brandon.  But, really, their story begins nine days earlier….. On 11 September 1995, my husband and I showed up at the hospital for a routine OB visit.  The baby was due in nine days and, almost […]

Elvis and Koda

RIP: Elvis the Hamster

This has been a tough week for my children.  This morning, Elvis the Hamster passed away, eight days after we lost his friend, Koda the Hamster. Miss 13 and Miss 14 were concerned that Elvis not be alone when he took his final breath, so I sat with him when […]

Koda’s Vigil

Today Miss 14 came into the living room, her eyes brimming with tears, “Mom, something’s wrong with Koda!  He isn’t moving.”  I jumped up from the sofa and ran into her room, followed by my husband and, sure enough, there was Koda, lying on the floor of his cage.  Not […]

Suspicious Mom

My Kids Don’t Trust Me

Around 10 o’clock last night Miss 13 sent me a text message that read:  “Mom throat is scratchy do we have medicine?”  I would complain about the whole texting me thing but usually she talks to me by updating her status on Facebook, so I figured this must be important […]