I love that cutting board. It's big, and it's pretty. I bought it in the gift shop of an art museum in Houston. I picked out four, choosing according to the kitchen colors of my mother, my mother-in-law, and my sisters-in-law. I didn't choose one for myself. I stood there a long time, trying to decide if I should. I loved them so much, but … [Read more...]
It was a good summer. Even though it started like this: That was the last day of school in June. I was pulling out of my alley, on my way to pick up kids, when my car died. I re-started it. It re-died. Another re-start. Another death. And then my 11yo, who was with me, said, "Mom, the car is smoking." What?? Now, here's where … [Read more...]
It’s OK Future Me, Don’t Freak Out
Sometimes I have the ability to see into the future. I see Future Me, deciding at the last minute to make mac 'n cheese for dinner. (Because mac 'n cheese is what I make at the last minute.) Future Me is in a hurry. She's a little frazzled. She grabs the box from the pantry and rushes to the stove. While she is trying to do a thousand other … [Read more...]
Allergic to Paper
When I was a kid, I told people I was allergic to coconut. I wasn't. Don't worry. I'm appropriately remorseful now. I just didn't want to eat coconut and it was a great way to get people to stop pushing their macaroons on me. Now, I really am allergic to chocolate. Really. It's an allergy I developed in college, and my mother has the … [Read more...]
41(ish) Things – For my 41st Birthday!
I'm 41 today!!! Who woulda thought that would ever happen?? And why-oh-why does 41 seem significantly older than 40? I'm having a little fun today for my birthday. I'm sharing 41 things that I think may or may not have something to do with my slob problem. Absolutely nothing scientific here, but they're just things I wonder as I stumble upon … [Read more...]
Excuse Me! I May Not LOOK Organized, but Don’t Go Messin’ With My Systems!
Hubby cleaned the kitchen during our Whole House Overhaul last week. I knew he did a good job, and admired the uncluttered look of the countertops. But it wasn't until Tuesday (four days after he cleaned the kitchen), that I noticed my food processor was missing. Missing! Gone! Not in the place where it has been for … [Read more...]
Yay For Decisions I Don’t Have to Make!
As a born cheapskate, I was thrilled when a random Disney cast member (that's what they call everyone who works at Disney World, from dancers to floor-moppers) gave my kids each a Mickey straw. I was extra thrilled when I saw that they usually cost .59 cents each. Three kids times .59 cents - that's a $1.77 value, folks! But then we … [Read more...]
A Laugh to Share
There's no "meat" to this post and I am not sharing a single cleaning-related tidbit. I just spent a few minutes laughing aloud at the comments on this thread over on my Facebook page and thought you might like a good laugh as well in case you missed it! In a moment of sheer mind-boggling frustration after calling into the living room, "Someone … [Read more...]
I Only Thought About the Games
My oldest, a 7th grader, started playing football this year. At age 12, this is the fulfillment of his Life Dream. But it's different than he expected. Even though he knew what to expect. We'd talked to him about the realities he'd face. That practices were going to be hot, and hard. And not necessarily fun. He was as mentally … [Read more...]
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