Kitties Update

Were you wondering how the kitties are doing? It’s funny, just the other day I was out and about and saw something with a Charles Dickens quote I’d never noticed before: “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Indeed, Chuck. Dogs. . . they’re easy. Kitty love must be earned. So. . . … [Read more…]

Around the House

First, if you are local and you have not yet seen my 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun, well, you are missing out. It is a majestic compilation o’ fun, if I do say so myself. It is actually well over 101 items, if you wanted to take the trouble to count, but the point … [Read more…]

Updates and New Desk Swag

Did everyone enjoy the snow day? We did. This past week was a serious blow-off for J. She had Veterans’ Day off, a half-day on Tuesday (conferences), a 2-hour delay on Wednesday (ice), her only full day on Thursday, and a snow day on Friday. I expected to be traveling for a soccer tournament this … [Read more…]

Long and Lazy Weekend

Poor M. She is still recovering from her wisdom tooth extraction. The procedure itself went smoothly, and I’m totally kicking myself for not setting something up to record the car ride home, because she was super-entertaining before the drugs wore off. Now she’s got chipmunk cheeks and she’s still opening her mouth as little as … [Read more…]

Another Lockdown

Wednesday tends to be a busy workday for me, but I signed myself up to help with the Scholastic Book Fair at the middle school.  I love books, of course, and  they were a little bit desperate for help, and I know that I’m one of the few potential helpers who has a flexible schedule.  … [Read more…]

Cleaning Out the Photos

Welp, Halloween’s over. It was not our most fun Halloween ever, I’ve got to say. For the first time ever, neither girl trick-or-treated. Also, when Cute W had to leave the house briefly, he put the bowl of candy out on the porch with a note, which we’ve definitely done before without major incident, but … [Read more…]