Quiet Chaos

It's Friday evening after a hectic day at work. The whole week has been crazy. Hell, why stop at this week? This whole fall is nuts. But tonight in a brief instant of ass meets chair, I connect with twinkle lights and red ribbon and a tree in my living room. It was if those … Continue reading Quiet Chaos

GF Flour

Picture it:  I have a half full glass of g+t and spill it on the carpet. While I'm soaking it up (and crying a little, let's be honest) Thing Two starts chewing on a balloon she's filled with flour. (???) It explodes. She's on the couch. Right above where I'm sponging up gin. She runs, … Continue reading GF Flour

So Be It: The Dismantling of the Innocent Recreational Dance Audience…and Grandma

The chances of me ever being invited back to sit in the audience at a recreational dance recital is slim. Of course, this isn’t the official word from my daughter’s dance studio but based on how darling daughter reacted I’m certainly banned. Here’s the thing. My daughter isn’t a rec dancer but they did three … Continue reading So Be It: The Dismantling of the Innocent Recreational Dance Audience…and Grandma

Power-Packed Smoothie

You're not gonna believe it. It's so good. I did a ten week cleanse a year ago and a full elimination diet six months ago in attempts at figuring out why my colon was so angry. The cleanse was done following advice, instruction and recipe goodness from a certified holistic health coach. She taught me … Continue reading Power-Packed Smoothie


He's gone so I can clean out son's room. Here's what I've found in just two shelves: 3 AA batteries 13 paper airplanes A piece from a mini flashlight Legos Half a pen (little concerned) A broken yo-yo Dried-out Chapstick (shoulda done this a while ago) The outside cutout of a cardboard game piece from … Continue reading Cleaning

Momming Wins

I originally wrote this in 2010. All these point still ring true today. Why I love being a mom. A list. It helps me appreciate what my mom went through. I am beginning to understand genetics...(see above). Homemade Mother's Day gifts purposefully created in orange because that's my favorite color and my offspring know that. … Continue reading Momming Wins

It was February

So. How'syourday? Wednesday afternoon, by me. 11:50 - leave work to go pick up medication prescribed but not picked up from previous trip to the doctor to deliver to asthmatic hacking at school. 12:07 - Blow tire on exit ramp close to home. 12:08 - Message to the trucker behind me honking and waving: "Yes. … Continue reading It was February