The Man Cold and the Worst Nurse in the WorldThe day before we left, our bags packed and lined up by the door, my husband felt sick and stumbled into bed.He didn't have a fever, he wasn't throwing up, but in the morning when the little boys ran into our room squealing, "It's Disneyland TIME!!" … Continue reading I’m Back, Jack! (Disneyland Trip 2013 Part 1)
We are going to Disneyland, in the middle of a flu epidemic. Technically it hasn't hit California yet, and my children have had their flu shots...but I haven't. So guess who is going to spray the hotel room with Lysol and bathe in hand sanitizer?We had Disneyland season passes this last year because Derrick is … Continue reading Disneyland Questions
Today I took the 3 year old to the dermatologist. And the baby. The baby didn't have an appointment but he had to come along, trapped in a stroller with a bad attitude and a strong desire to throw everything ON the GROUND.My 3 year old has been "rashy" for months now. He's had a … Continue reading Toots or Tears?
This past year I decided to throw a Halloween party, and here we are, in January, talking about it.I'm nothing if not prompt.How to throw an epic and ridiculously fun Murder Mystery Party for your friends (you know you want to):I bought my game from Dinner and a Murder. I purchased the PDF version for download … Continue reading 1920’s Murder Mystery Party Part 1: The Making of A Speakeasy
January is cold with goals and measurements, everything is on the scales. I tally up pounds, worth, failures and successes while the wind wails. I'm less than perfect everywhere, from my eyebrows to my soul. I can't wait for the warmer weather, when diets are dusty in the corner and we take our failures swimming. I … Continue reading When You’re A Failure In January
I hoard fingernail polish. I buy the cheap kind and I buy the crazy colors made for 13 year olds. Why not?Before I went to bed last night I tried to paint my fingernails a sparkly purple and I succeeded. Now my fingernails tell me I am still young and pretty, even if my hair … Continue reading Someone Has To Make The Small Things Sparkle
I have been dealing with hormones since Tobin was born 18 months ago. I don't like to talk about it because I've noticed that hormonal people can be accidental liars.Yesterday I spiraled into a panic because Shel has a rash on his face that will not leave. The doctor said it was eczema and we've … Continue reading When You Lose Your Hope