I originally had a recipe scheduled for today, but I had such a great birthday this week, that I wanted to just say a quick thing about gratitude and love. My heart is so full that when I blew out my birthday candles, I totally forgot to make a wish. In that moment everything was […]
So 47 days after he was run over by a truck, Mitch returned to school. He can get up and walk around but he gets tired pretty easily, so he needs to ride in the wheelchair from class to class. Conner got a special pass to be excused 5 minutes early and arrive 5 minutes […]
Carlsberg beer made a commercial where they rented a small movie theater. There are 150 seats and they filled 148 of them with tattooed, leather clad, body pierced biker-types. They left 2 seats open, right in the middle of all of those bikers… What would you do? Such an interesting example of human behavior, isn’t […]
Ricki Lake is famous for several things, but one of her more recent projects was to film the birth of her baby… in a bathtub… in her apartment… with a midwife. I’m not going to provide any social commentary here. (cough, cough, epidural!, cough, cough) To each, her own. Last week, Handsome Hubby and I […]
At our house, if there are cakes or cookies around, this conversation is repeated constantly: Kid: “Mom, can I have some cake (cookie, doughnut, ice cream, pudding….)?” Me: “Have something nutritious first.” This is my general policy on sweets, has been for a while, yet they ask over and over. This morning Conner came in […]
Conner has been needling Grant and just bugging his little brother in general. Grant got some scrap paper and drew a picture for Conner. I am thinking Grant is getting tired of Conner’s antics. I am also thinking that if Grant invites Conner to the beach, Conner should decline the invitation.
It’s a school morning. I have a cup of coffee and am sitting in the living room, making fun of Meredith Viera’s LACK of interviewing prowess. From the living room I can see into our dining room… You know those heavy earth moving/construction vehicles that have a claw and can grab big scoops of earth […]
Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been busy hitting post-Christmas sales, but realize I need to get the kids some new clothes. Specifically, new PJ pants for Conner. His statement after his brother made a comment about his ripped PJs….? “My butt isn’t hanging out, it’s just showing.” oy.
Just like all of you, I’ve been baking and decorating and shopping and baking and wrapping and baking and… lots of baking. And lots of boys asking if said baked goods were ready to eat yet. Earlier this afternoon I was super-exhausted-I-need-a-nap-or-I’m-gonna-fall-over kind of tired. Just a quick power-nap. (Dear Earplugs and Dark Room, I […]
Scene: the dining room table. Conner is joking about possible names of his future children. (Let’s hope waaaaaaaay in the future…..) Since their last name is Brown, one would need to be careful about choosing a first name. Conner: “I’m going to name my kid Hash.” Me: “Ugh! Your father just about drove me crazy, […]