Tag: Kids

Molehills Aren’t Special

I woke up this morning, grabbed a cup of coffee and popped on the television. As I sat down I realized The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was blaring on the TV. WTH? Oh yeah. It reminded me that I needed to get a Valentine for Hubs and the boys. I quickly found eCards online and

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Two Down, One To Go

Today I had a list. I had a plan. I was going to wake up early, have my usual two cups of coffee, eat breakfast and go to Weirdmart for dinner and paint supplies. Then I planned to come home and throw a roast in the crockpot, and go for a run. Later, I planned

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Visions of Wild Turkeys & Christmas Porn

I’ve always thought of Thanksgiving as a precursor-holiday; a practice; the kickoff holiday that gets you in the mood for the main event: Christmas. Maybe that’s because somewhere along the way in my life, I figured out that always being thankful makes me happier, so I don’t feel like I need a specific day to

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Put The Homefires Out

It’s Fire Prevention Monday at my house. A day where you scramble around and try to keep things from catching fire and your house from burning to the ground. Like our fireplace. After flipping a switch and having the perfect, most beautiful fire every night for three months a year, and every year for the

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Can’t You Just Let It Be, Squirrel?

My husband’s archenemy is a squirrel. Any squirrel. Think: Carl Spackler and the gopher infestation at Bushwood. And there you have it. My husband’s relationship with squirrels -in a nutshell. For example… Hubs won’t park his car under the tree in our driveway, because he swears the squirrels will purposely drop their shells on HIS

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He Had Me At “True”

In my family, it’s common knowledge that I’m a scardy cat. For years I couldn’t even watch all of ‘The WIzard of Oz,’ because I was afraid Dorothy wouldn’t make it home to Auntie Em. And when I was a teenager, I caved to peer-pressure and watched Nightmare on Elm Street, and then I had

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In Case I Die, You Can Eat Off My Floor

So my house is clean today. We are getting ready for vacation, and in case we die, and people have to come, and look through our house to find paperwork; prepare our things; find our funeral clothes, I had to clean. Really well. And it took all weekend. When my boys were young, I used

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Just Follow Me, Everything Will Be Fun!

The best laid plans and the road to Hell… what is it they say? In a few weeks I’m traveling with Hubs and our couple-friends, Jan and Tom, and they’ve left the details, up to me. Again. Just writing that, putting it out there, makes me snort-laugh. Are they effing serious? I could be a

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Don’t Bore Me With Names

College football is a big deal in the South, and my oldest son is a big Alabama fan; Alabama Roll Tide, not Alabama, Auburn. There is a difference. I learned the difference once at Christmas, because my middle son is an Auburn fan, NOT a Roll Tide fan. There is a huge, tree-killing difference. And

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20 Going On 9, With A 17yr Old

“So how long have you two been married?” There’s that trick-question again, from some random friendly lady. And Hubs sucks up his breath, and stares pleadingly at me, with that OMGawd-please-answer-this-quickly, and make-her-shut-up look. It’s tricky because we’ve been married for almost nine years, and we have a seventeen-and-a -half-year-old kid. And let me rescue

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