Decision Points: What To Do When Life Brings Rats and Unruly Shopping Carts

I have to remind myself to be grateful when I'm in the parking lot and it's raining hard. I have to go to the bathroom, and I'm wrestling a one year old into his car seat, and my cart blows away and hits the back of a blue pickup truck five stalls down. I step … Continue reading Decision Points: What To Do When Life Brings Rats and Unruly Shopping Carts

‘The Hidden Costs of Superhero Housing’ or ‘Why I’m Tired All The Time’

My son loves this little cucumber hero named Larry Boy:So I made him a Larry Boy helmet:Now is the time for you to marvel at my innovative and creative ways. He's been fighting crime lately, reporting on the local citizens ("MOM! Sheldon isn't SHARING and CARING!"), and practicing citizen's arrests ("MOM! Sheldon is being naughty … Continue reading ‘The Hidden Costs of Superhero Housing’ or ‘Why I’m Tired All The Time’

Gratitude Number 307: Romance from Heaven

There is a certain temperature that does something to my blood. Around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, my blood starts to bubble, like pink Champagne and everything in me dances, and I have smiles for the stranger and patience for my children. Today was a sun day, a magic day, a 70 degree day and nothing could … Continue reading Gratitude Number 307: Romance from Heaven

Here’s The Thing…The Palms Wasn’t Taking Reservations…

My dog is sick.She has been shaking and panting, hiding in closets and following me around...above and beyond her usual weirdness.I took her to the vet today. Usually I would take her to a vet who is two cities away, because he is cheap and he is good. However, that didn't fit into my schedule … Continue reading Here’s The Thing…The Palms Wasn’t Taking Reservations…