The Day After

We are fat and lazy and tired today. I went shopping with my mom for five hours today. I am exhausted, but I have very little left to buy–most I can do online ....more


Happy Thanksgiving… from my three turkeys… to you and yours. We give thanks for you ....more

Getting Crafty

I am not a crafting kind of mom. But of course I have two little boys who LOVE to do crafts. This usually means when they ask if they can do crafts, I get out paper and crayons ....more


Being an adult is really nothing like I thought it would be when I was little. I remember feeling like there would be nothing better than to be a grown-up. Nobody told them what to do ....more

The Keepsake I Don’t Have

If I could go back and change one thing, I would change what I chose from my Grandmother’s house after she died. My maternal grandma, Grandma Jo, passed away from Alzheimer’s in January of 2001. After she passed and my mom and her sisters had gone through her things, the grandkids were allowed to go through before they had the estate sale ....more

Just an Update

I am legit running out if interesting things to blog about with this every day posting thing. (Why is November so long? ...more

First Snow

Today was the first snow of the season, and it was actually a legit snow and not just some flurries in the air that didn’t stick to anything. I’m really not a big fan of snow, because I hate being cold, I hate being wet, and I hate driving when it’s treacherous out. But even I will admit this sort of sticky snow (that doesn’t stick to the road) is kind of pretty ....more

hearts breaking

My second year of teaching, a senior died in a jet-ski accident. There were suicides. There was a swimming accident ....more

Musical Confessions

So posting every dang day in November is hard. It forces me to concentrate on my commute. I hate to concentrate on my commute ....more

The Bedtime Battle

I have a love/hate relationship with my children’s bedtime routines. I know all kids are different, but it always astounds me how we can do the same thing with all three kids and get three vastly different outcomes. As a baby, Eddie just couldn’t fall asleep on his own ....more