You're never really alone, are you?

I sat at my desk today exhausted. ...more

Beware the Buzz at the Pool!!!


You'd think Smythe Oregon would be closer to Seattle. (aka The Reunion)

I haven’t seen Bitchy for 10 months....more

Wait, you're from IOWA? (aka Angels live ALL over...)

The Jet Ski adventure PART THREE!! She was smiling and holding a Corona as she approached us. “Hi!” she said, “We’ve been admiring your Jet-Ski’s!...more

Cast Away....Cayman Style....(Except for the Island, and the plane crash, and the spears....)

We were bouncing across the ocean sitting back to back on my bright green, sporty Jet Ski. Ray’s larger, much more powerful one was bobbing wildly behind us at the end of a ten foot towrope. In fact, it looked a bit like an angry child being dragged into the doctor’s office against his will ....more

The Book of Fred (I mean Ray) and The Adventure on the High Seas

I’m going to do what my darling Steve King never does. I’m going to start right smack in the middle of the story and save the ending for another day. ...more

On a field trip, sometimes the teacher learns FAR more than the kids.

Things I learned on our (incredibly LONG) walking field trip to a park today. Sometimes the dogs next to the school won’t stop barfing at George as he walks by on his way to school in the morning. They are LOUD when they barf at him ....more

Here's the bench, Frank. You've been relieved of your duties...

We were sitting on the picnic tables at recess. “I have to leave the dining room table if I have to toot at dinner-time,” Liam said. ...more

I make mistakes like it's my job. (aka I'm a mom, what do you expect?)

Bitchy has been living in Seattle since November. And that’s Seattle, WASHINGTON, people! While I know it’s close to, um,...more

And aren't we all just really walking each other to the finish line? Let's do it with a bit of gratitude, and grace...

I was happy to run into a parent that I knew in the hallway this morning. I was her daughter’s first grade teacher several years ago and I was excited to see her.She's been busy these last few years finishing up a degree, so I haven't seen her very often....more