reason #3,819 why a jury would never convict

Scene: our kitchen, last night. Dinner time. Children are feral ....more

10 years left

Maggie will be turning eight in March. It hit me the other day that this means we have ten years left before she graduates from high school and is (presumably) not living in our house anymore. TEN YEARS ....more

happy Friday

Take some time to relax this weekend! Kick back! Chew on your toes at the dinner table! ...more

making a “messy” burlap wreath

You guys! I made this! I’ve been wanting a non-season-related wreath for our front door for a while ....more

7 quick takes: shingles, pink eye, business as usual.

1. Hey remember last week when I said I knew the germs would come calling? I have shingles! ...more

the old lady foot saga continues

I had my follow-up appointment today with the orthopedic dude about my foot. I wore the hell out of that boot for 10 days as instructed, then tested things out, discovered that things still weren’t right, so I wore it for an additional week. I also took all 6 days of steroids ....more

hello, 2015.

So far, the new year has been baaasically the same as last year. Or the last 7 or 8 years. Lots of butts to wipe, laundry, meals to prepare, arguments over toys, errands to run… good to know it’s business as usual over here! ...more

holiday aftermath

We are about halfway through our Christmas break, and so far, things are going pretty well. I was worried about ALLTHETOGETHERNESS, because in this house, we are creatures of habit and seem to all get along better when we’ve had our separate time at our places (work, school, daycare) The girls have had a few fights and arguments over important things like My Little Ponies and art supplies, but overall, it’s been a great week with just enough activity to fight off the BOREDOM but also some mellow downtime. Every year, I am supremely thankful that we don’t have to travel more than a few miles to see our families at Christmas ....more

Christmas wishes

I hope your holidays are filled with cookies & laughter & love ....more

I kicked a hammer.

No, that’s not a euphemism. I really did kick a hammer, back in October. I was stupidly not wearing shoes while hanging shelves in the girls’ room and I had tools all over the floor and boom, kicked a hammer ....more