Category: "Real Life"

Tot attends preschool five days a week. She loves her classmates and calls them all “friend.” So when I said we weren’t doing a party this year for her birthday, I decided to ask the teacher if we could send in a little something so she could celebrate with her school buddies. Her teacher said […]

One of Tot’s current favorite books is this adorable book called The Night You Were Born. It’s a wonderful book, and if you have kids or grandkids, I recommend it. It’s the sort of book you write a meaningful message in for the child and they keep it in their keepsake box. But enough of […]

Goodwill strikes again. I saw an old globe, and knew I had to have it. I had no clue what I would do with it at the time, but I just had a sneaking suspicion I could do something, so I snatched it up. It was full of rhinestones. One can only guess what they […]

Look, we’ve only been married seven years. I’m not going to claim to be an expert by any stretch of the imagination. Both my parents and my in-laws (who are both celebrating their 40th wedding anniversaries this year, about a month apart!!!) could likely tell you more about what makes a marriage “last.” But what […]

There are a million great things about being a writer. And one of those great things that I happen to love is that I get to wear whatever I want to work. Wanna work in my PJs? No problem! Feeling a little fancy? Dig out that ball gown from two birthday balls ago and let’s […]

Hubs found a spider with its body the size of a quarter (not counting legs here, people) making itself comfortable in a web it spun ACROSS our back door. Like, if you weren’t watching, you’d walk right through the web. It took up half the door, not exaggerating. He knocked it down and I yelled […]

Me: You were supposed to come out here an hour ago to watch TV with me. Hubs: You should have come check with me. If you want to watch this, you should clearly state that’s what you want to do. Clear communication is the best kind. Me: Clear communication is the best kind? What crap […]

Artwork…we haz it. Everywhere. Now that Tot is in preschool (the real deal, not “pre-preschool”) she comes home with a masterpiece almost every time. And boy is she proud to show it off. And who could blame her? What child wouldn’t be proud to show off a pumpkin such as this? Okay to be fair, […]

The meat and potatoes of the project! Two days ago, I purchased my supplies, which was an adventure in and of itself. Yesterday I did a lot of the dirty work…or so I thought. Yesterday was a BREEZE compared to today. But that’s okay. Today I painted the area. That’s pretty obvious, so I won’t […]

So it’s day 2 of my “Anything you can do I can do … at least competently” crusade. Yesterday I actually went out and bought the junk I needed. Twice. Because I screwed up the first time I’m double cool. Now I actually had to DO the darn thing. First was to put up the […]