Last night we ended up with a gaggle of teenage boys fishing in the pond behind the house. Not a bad way for 15 year-olds to spend a Friday evening. It did end with one of our sons getting stitches. How many times have we as mother said don’t throw rocks and no swinging […]
Cat Burglar vs Bird Lady
Have I ever told about the time I called 911 when Jim was in Washington DC for six weeks and I was home alone with three little boys? It was terrifying and of course it turned out to be funny because I was, as usual, embarrassing myself. Someone had the front door and was shaking it […]
Winter Blues Beaten Down by Monster Flowers
I called my friend this morning and ask her if I give her a vase if she could make me up some flowers for the kitchen island. I have the winter blues. I say BIG. The arrangement has to be big enough to beat down “THE BLUES.” I need MONSTER FLOWERS. She asks, “How big” […]
Recovering Emotionally From River’s Carnivorous Seaweed
Our friends all learned to never go canoeing with me and if they do they better be faster than I am in a kayak.
The teenagers all learned that I won’t baby them, as I am an equal opportunity canoe flipper.
FYI, if you ever decide, (after flipping everyone’s canoes) to float the rest of the way down the river next to your kayak so as to foil anyone’s attempt to “get even”…DON’T!
Confession, I am a Hoarder
I spent all day yesterday on a ladder and with a bucket cleaning our front porch. Not until I was done did I feel genuinely bad my neighbors had to look at our mildewed white porch all fall. I do this a couple of times a year but it has been a really rainy year […]
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