I took the boys to the zoo today. All four of them. It was perfect zoo weather, cool enough to make the monkeys sing in the morning. True story, I thought the monkey singing was the kookaburra because at the time we were in the Australian bird exhibit and you know the song. "Kookaburra sings … Continue reading Seize The Day, Not The Tiger
The kids are working on their magic tricks. Doesn't that sound adorable?! It is...for about five minutes. I am a captive magic audience, and I have seen a certain five year old cut off his finger about seventy times today. I told him that if his finger got sore I would take him to the … Continue reading Magical
It's the worst time of year if you're a cat in a Christmas-y house. The tinsel, the tree, the wrapping paper. They hate it. Last Christmas, Ghost Cat was still living up to her name and she didn't go near the Christmas tree. She spent her days and nights wailing in the hall and running … Continue reading Christmas and Cats
It's time for my bi-annual post. Ha. Right now we are taking a school break so here I am to update you on the latest happenings! It's five days from Christmas and I have wrapped one thing. I've outsourced wrapping to Shel, who has an unfortunate tape addiction. These gifts are ready for Fort Knox, … Continue reading Merry Christmas Ostrich Peeps: Flip Phone Edition
Last night we went to a friends house and watched a fire from their back yard. It was slightly surreal to swim around as the hills around us burst into flames and smoke. Thank you, firefighters, for fighting to keep us safe.I have tried fourteen ways to write about the summer. It's impossible. I even … Continue reading Seams and Cracks and All The Things That Fall Into Them
Today I watched the live stream of the Republican National Committee and lost my mind, and I forgot that Facebook isn't Twitter and sort of live tweeted the whole thing on Facebook, which I am sure is confusing.Then for extra dork points I made my husband watch "highlights" of the world's worst political convention, and … Continue reading Vizzini Dies, JoAnn Rants, Republicans Dance
I sneeze a lot lately, and one eye waters. It makes me snuggle down and watch things on my phone like water color pencil tutorials and look up recipes for crock pot meat. There is something cozy about having a head cold, providing no one forces you to do anything like, you know, walk around … Continue reading "Give Me An Old Trombone"
It's New Year's Eve, also known by many as the Day After My Birthday, which is also called 5 Days After Christmas and I have just received a huge box of coffee (five bags!)(Raised hands emoji). The kids are at Grandma's so I thought I would take a minute to see if I can still … Continue reading Let’s Be Real. Derrick Doesn’t Want to Bat Anymore and I Need Jesus.
The baby woke up at 3:30 a.m. and I don't know why, but I do know that he went back to bed at 5:30 and so did I. Thankfully Derrick handled the other natives while I slept in, and when I arose I had to immediately start making 3 dozen cookies. This. Is. My. LIIIIIIIFEEEE … Continue reading Cookie Exchange House Tour
I love rainy days, because we haven't had any for so long. Each rainy day seems like potential and hope and a rare opportunity to wear pajamas all day and read under blankets.Today it rained and HAILED so the boys were in weather heaven. I learned today that Kitty loves the rain, and loves hopping … Continue reading Rainy Day Advice