Brace Yourself

Summertime is not all fun and games around our house it’s also appointment time.  Since both boys get frustrated missing school even for an excused absence we try to take care of all the necessary medical appointments during the summer.  This is a nice problem to have so I try not to complain even when it gets a little nerve wracking with Chase.  The joke I make is that you could hit Luke over the head with a bat, ask him if it hurts and he’d say no I’m fine. 

Summertime is not all fun and games around our house it’s also appointment time.  Since both boys get frustrated missing school even for an excused absence we try to take care of all the necessary medical appointments during the summer.  This is a nice problem to have so I try not to complain even when it gets a little nerve wracking with Chase.  The joke I make is that you could hit Luke over the head with a bat, ask him if it hurts and he’d say no I’m fine. Keep reading...

Shop ‘Til You Smile

It’s Sunday which means I’m going to run into my friend Kris at Safeway. She’ll have her list, I’ll have mine, and with a hint of sarcasm we’ll greet each other with, “Here we are again.” When we see each other at Starbucks we’re always in a better mood knowing that soon caffeine will cure all that ails us. Run into each other on the produce aisle and we’re both a little cranky. Our joke is that we wouldn’t ever see each other, if our pantries didn’t need stocking. This

It’s Sunday which means I’m going to run into my friend Kris at Safeway. She’ll have her list, I’ll have mine, and with a hint of sarcasm we’ll greet each other with, “Here we are again.” When we see each other at Starbucks we’re always in a better mood knowing that soon caffeine will cure all that ails us. Run into each other on the produce aisle and we’re both a little cranky. Our joke is that we wouldn’t ever see each other, if our pantries didn’t need stocking. ThisKeep reading...

Daylight Saving

Changing the clocks in my house is no small task when Daylight Savings rolls around.  I could blame the lengthy effort on a big house but the real issue is that I’m a clock watcher.  I don’t like admitting that between watches and clocks today, I set 28 different time keepers.  To put that shocking number in perspective four of the clocks are timers on things like thermostats and ovens. Others are alarm clocks in bedrooms and several are decorative.  One is an antique.  Ten are watches and most of those were gifts. It’s been

Changing the clocks in my house is no small task when Daylight Savings rolls around.  I could blame the lengthy effort on a big house but the real issue is that I’m a clock watcher.  I don’t like admitting that between watches and clocks today, I set 28 different time keepers.  To put that shocking number in perspective four of the clocks are timers on things like thermostats and ovens. Others are alarm clocks in bedrooms and several are decorative.  One is an antique.  Ten are watches and most of those were gifts. It’s beenKeep reading...

Repair Men

There’s been a conspiracy underfoot amongst everything mechanical in my home for a year now.  The siege began with gunshots in the middle of the night.  I looked outside for the trouble but all was quiet.  In the morning, while making breakfast, I launched a pancake mid-flip when the shots rang out again.  Fully awake, I recognized they were coming through the chimney which sits over central command (the basement) in our house.  I flew downstairs to investigate but could see no sign of foul play.  The HVAC people came and found nothing either but the

There’s been a conspiracy underfoot amongst everything mechanical in my home for a year now.  The siege began with gunshots in the middle of the night.  I looked outside for the trouble but all was quiet.  In the morning, while making breakfast, I launched a pancake mid-flip when the shots rang out again.  Fully awake, I recognized they were coming through the chimney which sits over central command (the basement) in our house.  I flew downstairs to investigate but could see no sign of foul play.  The HVAC people came and found nothing either but theKeep reading...

Resolutions

It’s New Year’s Day and I have to admit this year I’m thankful that nobody has asked me if I’ve made any resolutions.  I can only remember one year in my life where I actually made a list of resolutions. It was at church when one of the elders invited everyone to make a list and he would mail it to you in six months to remind you what you had resolved to do.   This way you could either celebrate your success or recommit to your effort.  The elder was a friend of

It’s New Year’s Day and I have to admit this year I’m thankful that nobody has asked me if I’ve made any resolutions.  I can only remember one year in my life where I actually made a list of resolutions. It was at church when one of the elders invited everyone to make a list and he would mail it to you in six months to remind you what you had resolved to do.   This way you could either celebrate your success or recommit to your effort.  The elder was a friend ofKeep reading...

By The Book

The big news around our house this Mother’s Day is that it’s been a week now that Buddy Too our Miniature Schnauzer puppy has been sleeping in his crate.  When I first brought him home I attempted having him sleep alone but it lasted about five minutes.  His crying started and because I wanted my own sleep I caved in and he was in bed with me. At first he insisted on sleeping right next to my neck.  He was small and the weather was cold so I didn’t mind.  We kept each other

The big news around our house this Mother’s Day is that it’s been a week now that Buddy Too our Miniature Schnauzer puppy has been sleeping in his crate.  When I first brought him home I attempted having him sleep alone but it lasted about five minutes.  His crying started and because I wanted my own sleep I caved in and he was in bed with me. At first he insisted on sleeping right next to my neck.  He was small and the weather was cold so I didn’t mind.  We kept each otherKeep reading...