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better late than never

better late than never

Okay, this isn’t something that I would normally post.  I’m not so crazy about TV that I would spend my precious free minutes per week (yes, that’s right people… minutes) writing about it.  But I’ve just got to say it.  ABC?  Are you listening?  How could you cancel a show that is actually intelligent, funny, […]

message from looney bin

day 9 of worst ever violet cold-double-ear-infection .  can’t go out.  31 degrees F.  can’t stay in.  cabin fever.  crazy children.  insane mother.  help.  someone.  santa?

a new holiday tradition

a new holiday tradition

First, we turn on some Christmas music, bundle up the kids and head out to the Christmas tree lot.   We wander through the maze of evergreens, listening to the kids laugh and chase each other.  Then Violet, at top speed, clotheslines herself across the face with the wire tree fence.  We find the girl in […]

How to salvage a Sunday

eat pancakes Saturday night sleep for 11 hours have husband take kids for a long walk give up on painting project and call the professionals give up on screaming boy’s nap and take kids to the movies stuff scream holes with popcorn actually watch a whole movie with the whole family for the first time […]