This time last week, I was in Salt Lake City attending the SNAP Conference. I enjoy being with “my people” and learning new information about blogging and social media. I had the privilege of helping teach a class on writing and storytelling at the conference with KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence. […]
Hamster shenanigans and a 10 year old’s building plans.
Last night as I was preparing to go to bed, a quick, scurrying movement caught my eye. Hamster. On the loose. Oy. Grant often takes “Speedy” out of his cage for play time and on occasion does not get his cage properly closed up again. Handsome Hubby was already asleep, and I did my best […]
The Table Fart Story.
Did I ever tell you that I worked as a waitress during college? It was hard work, but fun. I loved the interaction with the customers (most of them, anyway) and I got plenty of fodder for funny stories. (Someday I’ll have to tell you about the time I got salad dressing on a customer’s […]
The Homework Battle, or “What must the teachers think of us?!”
Grant was out with the flu all last week. (Remember the sad end to his Disneyland weekend?) Well, we’re currently focused on doing all of his make-up work. It makes me crazy that he would rather do his own thing than follow directions. It would be so much easier if he would just bang it […]
Who said that chivalry was dead…?
This morning I took Grant to school. I was running a smidge behind (looking for my keys, grabbing my coffee, etc) and I sent him out to the car ahead of me. I went out and discovered this: The driver’s door was wide open and Grant was sitting, buckled up in the back seat and […]
Teachers drink wine too…
You know I like wine… and wine cork crafts, right? Grant made me a wine cork craft for Christmas. It’s this sweet little “bulletin board” of wine corks, glued onto a ruler. He also made me a “To-Do” list of what he thought would be a day of bliss for me: #1 Wrap presents; #2 […]
How to dress for strangers…? (Not.)
Poor Conner got his wisdom teeth out today. As we were leaving to get in the car, I noticed he was wearing shorts and two different socks. Me: “Conner! You need to run back in the house and change your socks!” Conner: “You said to dress comfortably, and I didn’t have two that matched. This […]
Better skin, using items in your pantry.
Recently, I have been getting comments from people who have expressed surprise when they learned my age (45) or met Devin, my oldest son (20), saying that they thought I was much younger. (Really!? Tell me more!) While lifestyle and genetics certainly play a role, I want to share a couple of my “beauty tips” […]
“Hurtful Times” (A Grant story.)
Grant seems to really enjoy writing stories. Part of it is that they really push something called Writer’s Workshop in his school, the other is that he is just a funny kid with a big imagination, which helps to bring out the story-teller in him. I was cleaning up in his room and found a […]
Kids are pretty tech-savvy, right? I ask Grant for help with my iPad all the time. He navigates the web with the greatest of ease, knows exactly where he is (thanks to Google Earth) and manages to find episodes of Robot Chicken on YouTube (thanks to big brothers.) So I was very surprised to look […]