Finding focus

Cold rain drips into dirty black puddles. Punch down dough! I’m in a mood.  It has been gray and gloomy for three days, and it is affecting me.  Like a million other bloggers out there, I don’t have a focus.  This isn’t a how-to blog, or a blog about, well, anything.  I chose the name … Continue reading Finding focus

Insulted

We watched a movie last night that had our third grade son nearly crying with laughter.  Our first grade daughter giggled throughout, and it even made my husband and me laugh out loud a few times.  It was The Sandlot, a film about nine fifth grade boys in the early 1960s, and their summer playing … Continue reading Insulted

A Morning in Sounds

7:45 am – I hear the tink of small plastic parts, of tiny Pony shoe box lids capping tiny Pony shoe boxes.  I hear the kids’ sweet voices as they play, turning less sweet as our daughter’s voice escalates to an ugly “That’s Mine!” that makes me cringe.  I hear the occasional car passing outside … Continue reading A Morning in Sounds

Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Yesterday was our eight year old son’s special day*, where he got to pick a meal and a family activity for the day. Knowing his tendency towards lounging all day in PJs, I bribed him. I told him, “If you pick an active family activity, like, I dunno, hiking Dragon’s Tooth, I’ll make cinnamon rolls … Continue reading Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Dear Diary,

We signed a lease on a townhouse yesterday.  Our house-sitting gig ends in November, so right around the time we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, and our son’s birthday, and our daughter’s birthday, and right there in the thick of the Christmas season, we will be moving!  Sounds fun, doesn’t it?  But we are thrilled because we … Continue reading Dear Diary,