The Truth is Often Hard to Love

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~Robert Louis StevensonMy life oozes childhood.I hear it in the whoosh of a hundred legos streaming onto my no longer clean floor and the laundry machine thumps with the constant beat of … Continue reading The Truth is Often Hard to Love

Regarding Socks and Monkeys

Has anyone else noticed a sock monkey revival? They're all around me. I got a baby shower e-vite today that had a sock monkey on it. He was waving, and he really wanted people to know "IT'S A BOY!".I see sock monkeys in stores now. They cost about 15 dollars, and I'm pretty sure they're … Continue reading Regarding Socks and Monkeys

Stressed makes Desserts!

"I want to make cookies." "Pway a yittle bit yonger, den make cookies", he suggested. Um, ok. I thought that by making cookies, he would feel loved. Apparently he feels more loved when I sit down on the floor and let him drive matchbox cars into my legs."Why you toenails purple?" "Member when we went … Continue reading Stressed makes Desserts!

The Diminutive Cat Enthusiast

Every self-respecting farm needs a cat population. A self-respecting farm cat must be a good mouser, climb trees, tolerate dogs, and enjoy eating discount bulk cat food. A farm cat's lifespan depends on wisdom, a little good fortune, and an aversion to wandering after dark.My son loves cats, but maybe that's because he hasn't discovered … Continue reading The Diminutive Cat Enthusiast

"Preservatives and Perseverance" or "How I Almost Went Crazy"

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~Emily DickinsonI just licked my computer mouse.Wait, before you judge me, let me explain. I was licking it to get the ketchup that got onto it while I was eating french fries and goofing off on the Internet. WAIT! Let me explain. I … Continue reading "Preservatives and Perseverance" or "How I Almost Went Crazy"