I’m Not Always The Bluebird of Happiness, But When I Am I Use Exclamation Marks Excessively

I didn't want to take my son to school today. It's dreary outside and I have a head cold and hair to match. I dragged myself out of bed and threw the other two children in the car without shoes. They were still wearing their pajamas. I loaded children, arguing with the three year old … Continue reading I’m Not Always The Bluebird of Happiness, But When I Am I Use Exclamation Marks Excessively

Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

I don't even know what to tell you.Surprisingly enough, I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. I don't know if it's because my cupboard project has come to a standstill because my sore wrist doesn't let me hold the sander, or because I have fifty million things to do for the party, or because I feel … Continue reading Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

The kids asked if they could go to the zoo and I said we could. I mean, we can. We can always go to the zoo, unless it's raining. We can especially go to the zoo if there is still playdoh under the dining table after a vigilant playdoh eradication. The zoo is a destination … Continue reading Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

Summer, I Bid You Achoo!

We travel behind the tomato truck. It's hot, it's August, and the tomatoes are orange. The weeds along the lane are yellow now, crispy and golden like cornflakes.The children fall asleep at the first turn, leaving their mother to admire the wispy cornfields growing green, competing with the walnut trees in the other field. The … Continue reading Summer, I Bid You Achoo!

The Dollar Tree Is Priceless And Other Wednesday Happenings

I roll myself out of bed with a heave and a hoe, and I stumble into the hallway to get everyone some early morning milk, sippy cup style.On the way to the kitchen I stop to extract the "Cootie" game from the game cupboard, and I watch as my son dumps plastic caterpillar parts all … Continue reading The Dollar Tree Is Priceless And Other Wednesday Happenings

Sharks and John Steinbeck

Sometimes, I get a bee in my bonnet and it stings me on the brain. Suddenly, I cannot continue with my routine, my laundry, my regular comings and goings. I decide that life must have...an ADVENTURE!The Adventure Bee stung me on a rainy Wednesday and by a rainy Friday I needed a cure. The swelling … Continue reading Sharks and John Steinbeck