Hamster Hurricanes

original artwork entitled "IT'S BEDTIME ALREADY GEESH!"I love my people, I really do, but tonight they stayed up until 10 p.m. giggling and sneaking out of bed to "blow on the hamster so it falls out of it's wheel". I remember sneaking out of my bed to party and eat bean burritos I had hidden under … Continue reading Hamster Hurricanes

I Also Enjoy Pasta…

Yesterday I innocently ignored the signs and purchased three boxes of Oreos AND a gelato at the grocery store. I thought I was buying the gelato for Derrick since I bought his flavor, which involves the unholy addition of bananas, but I ended up eating half of it.Today has been a survival day, where I ate … Continue reading I Also Enjoy Pasta…

Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Hola friends!that's me, on the right, pre-quesadillaOh little blog, I haven't seen you're blinking face for some time now. What can I tell you? The days blur together. The weather hits 100 and then sinks back to 75, reflecting my general confusion about life. Is it fall? Is it summer? Why do I have a … Continue reading Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

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

The Cat Is Dead, Absent From The Body But Not From The Head

I've been under the weather lately, and aren't we all? Especially when it rains. There's no getting over rain. There's only under it. Unless you have an airplane, and I don't.In any case, let us all take a moment to be thankful for antibiotics.So things have been busy, because if you're under anything (especially weather) and … Continue reading The Cat Is Dead, Absent From The Body But Not From The Head

Merry Mayhem With Weapons…and Pink Eye

Can you find the Christmas cat?The days have been filled with coffee and sugar cookies and more coffee. They have been runny nose, ear infection, pink-eye days, but they've been decorated with e e cummings poetry, plastic ornaments and pine needles.On Monday I enlisted my mother to help me make Christmas sugar cookies. I have … Continue reading Merry Mayhem With Weapons…and Pink Eye

The History, Confessions, and Songs of the Busy Bee

In the dark he recites everything he knows. "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. How now brown cow? ELEVENTEEN!"Eleventeen. The number all children seem to know about, the number that goes with training-wheels and string cheese.I sit by him and he sings to me.The song is about minnows, an octopus, and a whale, but mostly just … Continue reading The History, Confessions, and Songs of the Busy Bee

For Saturday Because It Made Me Laugh

He cries out, "TAKE OFF!" and zooms past.  I ask him, "Are you Superman?""Yeah...but no...I don't have the powers.""What powers?""I can't fly," he confesses, eyes to the floor."Oh," I say it surprised. Then I note,  "Superman also has super strength."His eyes light up,"YEAH! If I was Superman, I would fly and be super strong and … Continue reading For Saturday Because It Made Me Laugh

Brain Barf: Random Thoughts

Sometimes I just feel like talking, and guess what? I have a blog! So I can talk with my fingers! You can read my thoughts! Lucky YOU!Tonight I'm taking an inventory of my life:I have a lot of mismatched socks, and A LOT of yard work, and there's never enough coffee but I also have … Continue reading Brain Barf: Random Thoughts