Archive for the 'baby' Category

halloween & superheroes

Superman is running around our house. Nick doesn’t understand Halloween or superheroes, but he got into character as soon as I put him into his costume. Best Halloween ever!




blue monsters & nick

Nick at a certain Swedish home products company.

the fair & nicander

2012 Durham County Fair.

Chickens, cows, ducks, goats, horses, llamas, rabbits, sheep, turkeys, and more.












happy easter




photo a day

3. something you adore

My baby the glum butterfly.

babies & turkeys

He looks forward to eating one of these next year.

calmness & thumbs

Nick found his thumbs.

In the past few weeks he found them and lost them several times.¬†Yesterday he experimented with the left and the right, sucking furiously, loudly and sloppily. Today he decided he probably prefers the left. I sucked my left thumb, too. I didn’t couldn’t wouldn’t quit until I was 8 (or 9?) and got a retainer to orthodontically realign my jaw. My left thumb was a bit thinner than my right from all the sucking. I’m not even kidding. Of course, now I’m wondering if we should have given the poor kid a pacifier after all. At least that way we could have helped him give it up at some point, like “lets go to the post office and send it to a baby who needs it, you don’t anymore because you’re a Big Boy now. Here, have a lollipop”. Can’t do that with a thumb.

He looks very tranquil, though, doesn’t he?

I really like the phrase "always an adventure". I am a Reiki Master and work as a therapist in Manhattan, in my private practice and at a cancer center. I also freelance as a translator in the New York City area and beyond.