Blood & Guts

I’m almost afraid to jinx it, but I’m proud to say that I’ve nearly gotten Emme successfully through her first year of high school....more

Bride of Chucky

I stumbled out of my room this morning to find Emme (age 15) asleep on the couch in the Family Room....more


I should be embarrassed to admit it, but we’re enjoying higher than normal temperatures here in sunny Florida, on this the last week of the year....more

Life is a Beach

Over our Christmas break, we went to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park....more

What’s wrong with this picture?

Twas the night before Christmas And all through the village The creatures were stirring and beginning their pillage… With this heartwarming image seared into your retinas, I’d like to wish you and yours: “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” God bless you, my friends! ...more

Sleepy Hollow alert

Fiddledaddy has been a busy little bee this Fall, in his attempt to hunt and gather food for our little family....more

The day my son broke Wal-Mart

I have a Sunday morning ritual that serves me well....more

Camp Cailey

To put things in perspective, this is how Cailey looked when I began this blog. She was five....more

Where there’s a will…

Jensen is still on lizard restriction....more

A Quick Note from the Cheap Linoleum

I’ve received some really really sweet notes from you all regarding my whereabouts and checking to make sure I’m okay....more