Chicken Encounters of the First Kind

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller's Day OffRemember when you were young, and you had your first encounter with a chicken? Neither do I, but Sheldon met his first chicken this week. I watched my child experience the common … Continue reading Chicken Encounters of the First Kind


The sun is shining after days of rain, and it has seeped into my bones, making me excitable and giddy. My list is longer than some days, when it rains. I am in a time of overabundant blessings, mountaintop highs. I'll record my happiness for when it rains again and I am in a valley, … Continue reading Sunshine

How I Tortured My Little Sister in High School Part 2*

*there isn't really a part one, so don't search for it. I am just continuing the saga from yesterday's post.Little Sister was always the achievement type. I think she took pleasure in excelling at things that I did not excel at. Things like, homework, good behavior, cooking, financial stability, and soccer. I was too busy … Continue reading How I Tortured My Little Sister in High School Part 2*

The Cressida Chronicles (Circa 1998)

Once there was a white station wagon, circa 1980's. It's name was "The Cressida". It's speakers were wired wrong: you could hear the radio perfectly outside of the car. Inside the car, you needed to turn the speakers up to 11 just to hear the chorus. My theory is they were wired backwards.Enter High School … Continue reading The Cressida Chronicles (Circa 1998)

Imitating Pickle Eaters

Someone wants to be just like Daddy (Too bad Dad doesn't have a super cool Spiderman razor).He eats pickles and olives like daddy (not like momma...ew).He does push ups He works outHe borrows Daddy's tools to "fix" thingsHe wants to "pway yegos! (play Legos)" with DaddyHe wants "Dadda come in my room!"He lathers himself in … Continue reading Imitating Pickle Eaters

The Adventures of an Errand Runner

"The grocery store is the great equalizer where mankind comes to grips with the facts of life like toilet tissue" -Joseph Goldberg As I tried to attain my goals of purchasing the needed, avoiding the unneeded, and keeping everyone out of danger, the following took place:Q sat in the front of the grocery cart and … Continue reading The Adventures of an Errand Runner

Little Smackerels of Gratitude

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."-G.K. ChestertonMy gratitude list continues. I find myself looking throughout the week for little treasures of gratitude in my everyday wanderings. I put them in my pocket and write them down, like a proud explorer who has … Continue reading Little Smackerels of Gratitude

Red Light, Green Light

Driving is for deep conversations."Mommy drive faster. Drive like daddy.""Mommy get gas""We don't need any gas son""WHY?""We still have some gas in our car.""Where's dat garbage truck going?""I don't know Q. Somewhere to get garbage.""It's probably going far far away from here..." muses Q."Mommy what's that?""What's what?""What's THAT?""I don't know what you are looking at, … Continue reading Red Light, Green Light