Today my grandmother turns 90. This is an amazing achievement in many more ways than one. First, it is an achievement in the obvious way. 90. Ten years short of a century. And she's still walking, talking, knows my name (and her own), and is as ornery as ever. How awesome is that? My grandfather … Continue reading 90!
The girls had a sleepover Monday night with a friend, and it was generally tame. They ate pizza, they giggled, they played video games, they wrote in a best friends' journal, and they went to sleep. The night passed without incident and then morning arrived, birds chirped, coffee brewed, and the girls decided it would … Continue reading Please Don’t Eat The Daisies
Yesterday I took my daughter's cardboard Build-A-Bear box and made a jail for their toys. It's sad, really, that it has come to this. In all fairness, the toys have not done anything to deserve being put in jail. If anything, it should be called a "toy spa," because those toys have been so abused, … Continue reading Toy Jail
We have reached day 41 of summer vacation down here in Florida. (I'm not personally counting, but one of my dear friends is. She's doing a photo journal of the summer, and posts one picture a day on Facebook. That's kind of how I know). Not every state gets out of school at the same … Continue reading Don’t Blog Bored!
Now you probably think I'm one of THOSE people--the ones who have their Christmas shopping done and are already moving on to December 31st. Well, I'm not. I'm lucky if the Christmas presents are wrapped by December 24th. I'm not talking about that day at the end of December when people either get drunk or … Continue reading Getting Ready for New Year’s!
No, not to me. As a matter of fact, it's probably better that you pay me no attention at all. Though I like it when you do. I especially like it when you comment. Because that's FUN and ENCOURAGING. No, when I say pay attention, I'm talking to myself. And I'm reminding myself to pay … Continue reading Pay. Attention.
Two years ago my then-four-year old, who for the sake of this blog I will call Critter, began toting around what I liked to call "a backpack of random stuff." Okay. Those who know me will assert I did not actually use the word "stuff," but this is a family blog and I don't want … Continue reading The Ubiquitous Backpack