We have our last ever, this is it, final final IEP meeting on Tuesday. Tall Boy is a senior and I started this school year thinking I'd be crying at everything. I've done very well, only crying uncontrollably when I talked to his cross country coach when the season was done. I'm trying to absorb … Continue reading This is Not a Cooking Blog
Here's the thing. Seriously. Here's the thing. This is a personal blog. I don't lay claim to collecting large sums of money pouring in because of my writing about the crazy shit that happens in my world. I get that. I think that you - by being here now - get that, too. According to … Continue reading Mid-Forties
I made floating shelves for my daughter’s dance trophies and it went as well as you can imagine.
I'm a...measure twice, forget the number, measure again, lose the pencil, hold a tape measure with my finger in the right spot...then cut...kinda girl. This leads me to getting a new board, starting over with the measuring and forgetting and measuring and assuming I was only 1/8 of an inch off...then cut. Tonight I got … Continue reading The Bench, Part 3
I bought the damn thing 8 months ago thinking it would change my life. All it actually did was sit in its box taking up space in the cupboard because I was afraid to use it. Afraid of what its potential was in my kitchen. Afraid I'd probably slice a finger open. Yesterday I opened … Continue reading Spiralizers are Spinners from Hell.
Introducing the Hundai Veloster, the latest addition to our car fleet. It's a rental, due to a kid on his phone backing into my own car. I should have kept my mouth shut when I casually mentioned I would drive anything but a rental minivan. Easily and mistakenly dubbed the Velociraptor, this car weighs in … Continue reading The Velociraptor: A Car Rental Review
Husband is gone for the evening. Fridge, cupboards, and stomachs are empty. So I load the kids into the family truckster (minus the wood paneling but otherwise very close to Clark Griswald) and we head to the store (rhymes with barget). It's about the moment we reach for the cart that things go terribly wrong. … Continue reading Spilled Milk
Just ask Justin Morneau.The other day Mini Me fell at the playground. Ms DareDevil herself was upside down on the monkey bars and ended up landing on her head four feet below where she started. Ice, love, cuddle time, OTC meds, and definitely no napping that day, ER the next day.Did you know the medical … Continue reading Concussions Are Serious Business
I still try to figure out why certain unimportant objects trigger something I want to blog. But here I am beginning a blog on price tag adhesive.Per previous blog postings, you know our household is gluten free. All baking (the three times I've done it the past 12 months mind you) has been done with … Continue reading Price Tag Adhesive
Picture it. It's a rainy Saturday morning. I'm ready to pop because the living room has Legos spewed across the entire living room, the carpet in the kids' rooms is barely visible, and there is toothpaste in places in the bathroom I never thought was possible. All I want to do is get the children … Continue reading What Age is Grown Up?