Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Me, to someone in the house: I have had enough backtalk for today. Please go play upstairs till dinner.

Junebug, with sincerity: Tammy, whatcha gonna do with all that backtalk you got? What's backtalk, anyway?

Sunday, January 15, 2017


After 7 months when she was younger and 1 month at age four, Junebug has finally decided to try some produce. She started out with a repertoire of only overcooked broccoli, cauliflower and green beans. This weekend, she added: raw carrots (but they have to be cut into CIRCLES, not sticks), a grape, 3 orange wedges, a handful of raw cauliflower, some raisins, and a piece of apple skin.

I fight till the bitter end in almost all aspects of life and really thought I was going to lose this battle. Sometimes I even surprise myself.