Chitchat today.

Coversation (or lack thereof) at the dinner table.“Mom?”“Hmmm?”“Um….mom?”“Yes?”[chew, chew] “Uh…um….mom….I, uh………………….Mom?”“What, bud?”“OK, I’m going to start over.”“Okay, go ahead.” 🙂 *** I was subbing today. This is a direct quote from a 3rd grader’s persuasive speech on why you should not smoke:“…and when you litter your cigarette out the window, you are killing polar bears.”Continue reading “Chitchat today.”

“Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.”

That’s one of my favorite lines in one of my favorite movies, Sense & Sensibility. The woman that he loves is gravely ill, and most likely going to die. Colonel Brandon is waiting, like the rest of the house, for some news or some change, and the helplessness is killing him. Not only does heContinue reading ““Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.””

A new kind of embarassment.

Confession time. The other day the kids and I were walking in a public place and I decided it would be a perfectly acceptable time to, well, I’m just going to say it: to pass a little–a LITTLE–gas. Victimless crime, no?Enter: LoudMouth ThreeYearOld. “MOM, you SMELL DIRTY!” Huge fake smile, grab his arm and walkContinue reading “A new kind of embarassment.”

Reality doesn’t always bite. (opinion piece)

I always bristle at the term “reality television.” For some reason, that phrase reminds me of the non-scripted shows that I DON’T like (such as any dating “contest”). By nature, I am a fan of well-written comedies or dramas, with good acting and clever dialogue. By reputation, I like to cling to snobby literary choices.Continue reading “Reality doesn’t always bite. (opinion piece)”


“The sun is out! Hurry! We’re going outside THIS MINUTE before it goes away!” This is basically what I said yesterday. Good thing, too, because today is like out of a movie set on the day when they were going for “gloomy and wet” backdrop. Seriously, it’s ridiculous. It’s MAY for crying out loud. MyContinue reading “QUICK! HURRY! SHOES ON–NOW!”

This little piggy went…to a specialist.

So here’s a fun little piece of trivia about our little Sydneybird…she has what we call “special toes” on her left foot. To be honest, I didn’t even notice it on the day she was born…even after I held her feet in my hands for Mike to take a picture. I don’t think he noticedContinue reading “This little piggy went…to a specialist.”