You know the song containing the lyric “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? Yeah, that one. Normally heard at Christmastime or during a Staples commercial in August, accompanied by a mom merrily skipping through the aisles buying school supplies for her kids, who are trudging six feet behind her ....more
This is the last week before we begin to observe Daylight Saving Time, which means that this is the last week for at least the next month in which the sun is rising when my kids get on the school bus in the morning. I like it when my kids get on the bus when the sun is up. It beats the alternative of them boarding the bus when it is still dark outside ....more
As part of my preparedness for Impending Doom Parts I through Part IXVII, I wanted to quickly buzz through the video store to load up on movies. On this past Saturday, I spent the better part of an hour searching for titles to rent. What took so long? ...more
As I mentioned several weeks ago, my daughters each received fish tanks for Christmas. You can read about my oldest daughter's ultra romantic fish couple here. I've held off blogging about my youngest daughter's three fish because, well, they're ... kinda odd. Weird, actually.
Ever do a little deep thinking or soul searching in order to improve yourself? Ever wonder how well you know yourself? Ever tried to whittle yourself down to your basics and what is essentially you? ...more
You know the movie A Christmas Story? With Ralphie, the pink bunny suit, and an official Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time? TBS plays it on a loop every Christmas Eve ....more
As I mentioned several weeks ago, my daughters each received fish tanks for Christmas. You can read about my oldest daughter’s ultra romantic fish couple here. I’ve held off blogging about my youngest daughter’s three fish because, well, they’re … kinda odd ....more
Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s the one day out of the year dedicated to letting your loved ones know just exactly how much you heart them and how you couldn’t live without them. In my family, this is done by exchanging funny cards and boxes of chocolates ....more