Lucy and Ethel go to Mexico (Part 1) Lucy and Ethel go to Mexico (Part 2) If you’ve been following along, you know that my best friend Eva and I went to Mexico for a vacation, just the two of us. You know that we spent the majority of our week with a Mojito I.V. […]
Lucy and Ethel go to Mexico. (The Shark Story) Part 2
Lucy and Ethel go to Mexico. (The Shark Story) Part 1 Check out Part 1 of this story for the details, but in a nutshell: My best friend Eva and I went to Mexico, just the two of us. We stayed at a beautiful resort and were lazy slugs by the pool for a week. […]
Lucy and Ethel go to Mexico. (The Shark Story) Part 1
(This is Part 1 of a three part story. Be sure to check out Part 2 and Part 3 to see what happens when two responsible moms go to Mexico for a Girls’ Vacation and get stupid.) Spurred on by Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, I thought I would share this tale. While it […]
Barkley Bad Dog: life with a quirky Dalmatian.
In March of 1996, my former husband decided we needed a dog. A puppy, specifically. Actually, he said Devin needed a dog….. “A boy needs a dog. A boy needs a dog.” Devin was 3 and a half and I was pregnant with Conner. I love puppy breath and I love those sharp little puppy […]
What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
Devin, my oldest son, is 16 years old. He’ll be 17 in August. He’s handsome, he’s smart, he’s funny, he’s sweet. But… He acts first and then asks questions later. He forgets his stuff all the time. He doesn’t use his head in social situations. He just plain ‘ole doesn’t use his head sometimes…. Yesterday […]
My Prom? Just like “Carrie” but without the pig blood.
This is a story of my Senior Prom and how much it sucked. It’s long, but at the end of this post you’ll be glad you weren’t my date. Let me just say on the front end of this story that I was practically able to laugh about most of this while it was happening. […]
How I ended up with my Dream Man. (And I only had to wait 20 years.)
Gratitude. I don’t often lead with that. Beyond my rants, raves and the thick layer of sarcasm, I really am a girl who counts her blessings… both big and small. I’m grateful for my children and all the trials, tribulations and joys that come with parenting. On that note, I am also very, very grateful […]
The Great Blackout of 1997… or… Why All Bad Things Can Be Traced Back To Chuck E. Cheese
In a previous post I mentioned The Great Blackout of 1997, and that it was a story for another time. Now is that time. If you are from the “short and succinct” tribe… come back later. (This almost certainly includes my darling Rich.) You “long and verbose” people, come with me. In the Spring of […]