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
On Saturday's we slump around, making coffee while the kitten bites our ankles. The boys watch cartoons while I sit on the couch and stare into space for a good hour. I am not a morning person. This used to stress me out because I really felt it in my soul that all children should … Continue reading Saturday Morning Heritage
This post is brought to you by the fact that Derrick is obsessed (binge watching, cough cough) with Friday Night Lights on Netflix and I DESPISE that show. Hence. The blog.Today I took Tobin to a soccer clinic for under six year old children. The big question here is, "WHY?"Obviously I do not respect sports because … Continue reading Preschool Fall: Rocks at the Soccer Clinic
The two biggest boys were busy this evening, checking their scout hand books and deciding what to pack for the big camp out tonight. They have a check list in their books and I laughed so hard when Q read, "stakes for the tent" and interpreted it as MEAT steaks. I personally do not … Continue reading Friday Recounted: Cub Scouts and Curly Fries
Wednesday Night Bedtime Routine:Step on a toy car with your bare feet in the dark: CheckInvestigate the mysterious shadow that is moving on Sheldon's ceiling: CheckGive everyone a snack and water and then more water and then gummy vitamins: Check"Mom, I brushed my hair so I wouldn't sleep on hair tangles"-Explains Q, who was mysteriously … Continue reading Partners In Crime
Last night my baby took two steps to his Daddy. It was something I wanted to write down. I wanted to freeze it in time, carve it onto a tablet and hide it in the desert for an archaeologist to find 3000 years later. It was important. The closest thing to permanent is the … Continue reading Baby Steps to the Chocolate Muffins
If this was real life and not the Internet, I would be blowing dust off of metal keys and brushing spiderwebs away from a trusty typewriter. Then I would press the "I" button (my favorite subject) and the key would fly to the paper and kill the innocent tiny spider that had been living on … Continue reading Sticks and Carrots