Scene: the kitchen. Mom and Dad are in there as Grant enters the room. Grant: Mom, you forgot to make my toast.Dad: I’ll make your toast for you.Grant: And when I say toast, I mean chocolate. ….What’re you guys laughin’ at? Gramma O will be so pleased.
OK! Got the new camera figured out… I think. To recap the past few weeks, in order: Halloween; Bathroom Remodel at the Cabin (still not finished… Can you say “Pee in the woods”?); Conner’s birthday (bowling & pizza); hosted Bunco for 15; organized team soccer party; threw surprise birthday party for 35 people; hosted Thanksgiving […]
Devin is beginning the process of getting his learner’s permit for his driver’s license. He has to learn the rules of the road online in order to prepare to take the written test. When I was in high school, Driver’s Ed was a course that all sophomores had to take. My teacher, Mr. Price, was […]
I am a homework monitor. I am a paperwork organizer. I am a secretary. I am a chauffeur. I am a laundress, a seamstress, a maid. I am a cook and a waitress. That is what I am to my children. Not unexpected. I am a personal shopper. I am a secretary. I am a […]
So we’re moving. I have been up to my eyeballs in wallpaper stripper and paint cans at the new house. It is only 6 blocks from the old house, so I’ve also been running back and forth between the houses, dealing with kids, packing, organizing school supplies, etc. And, since the big guys went back […]
Rich and I grew up in Norco, California. Norco is a great place to be from. When my parents moved us there in 1978 it was because my Mom was going through an equestrian phase and Norco prides itself on being “Horse Town, USA”. By city ordinance, there are no sidewalks in Norco. Only horse […]
If you know someone who collects crap like this, perhaps you should consider ending the relationship. If you can’t end the relationship for some reason (for example, your grandma collects them) here are some alternative gift ideas, so that you don’t become an enabler: A feather duster A straight jacket A gift certificate to The […]