Thank you again to Simon for nominating me for the Three Day, Three Quotes Challenge. We’re onto Day 2, but first, a recap: The rules for this challenge are as follows: 1 – Thank the blogger that nominated you. 2 – Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, […]Read More 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 2
When it starts, I’m walking hand-in-hand with my daughters through the kind of glorious, dreamlike day you hope will leave an impression on your children. We were negotiating whether to buy ice cream cones or see the bears when a peacock slipped into the wolf cage. Valentine’s Day was unusually sunny this year, so John and I […]Read More A Valentine’s Day Massacre
Thank you to Simon for nominating me for the Three Day, Three Quotes Challenge. I’m brand new to this challenge, but it looks fun. Simon is a self-professed geek with an off-the-wall sense of humor. He loves good music and philosophizing about everyday events, and I have fun reading his blog. I sent him Letter to Your […]Read More 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 1
“Him or me: I picked me.” This my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. The theme was double-cross, so intriguing! A six word limit is rough, so it’s quite a challenge. I had so many ideas that would fit seven words… It’s funny what a difference a word can […]Read More Six Word Story Challenge: Double-Cross
Woo hoo, I won second place in the the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge! The theme was pleasure, and my entry was “Pleasure reminds us what suffering forgot.” Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and congratulations to Hayley with her winning entry: “Following cast removal, blissful scratching begins.” I get to display […]Read More Won Second Place in the Six Word Story Challenge!
AAAAAGH! The Basket Monster is chasing me around the house! I ran around the kitchen island in circles before dashing through the living room, the Basket Monster hot on my heels…. Just as I thought I’d lost it, I turned around to find the Basket Monster RIGHT BEHIND ME, blowing my hair back with its mighty “RAAAWWWRRR!” […]Read More The Basket Monster Strikes Again!
Most parents buy their children toys in hopes of helping them develop dexterity, longer attention spans, and beneath it all, in hopes of keeping the children occupied long enough that parents can finally take a shower or brush their teeth or do any number of routine tasks that seemed like no-brainers before parenthood. Frustration ensues […]Read More Cheetos, Cat Boxes and Lego Currency
I like to have conversations with my daughter in the car on the way home from preschool. She’s usually worked off her crazy toddler energy, having run around playing with other crazy toddler for a few hours, and is ready to talk for a bit before eating lunch and taking a nap. And it’s fun […]Read More When Your Carseat Just Doesn’t Cut It Anymore
“Pleasure reminds us what suffering forgot.” This was my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge (open through the 6th) at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller, on the theme of pleasure. These challenges have become fun writing exercises for me, a chance to experiment without investing loads of time into a long blog posting. Sometimes fretting about our work […]Read More Six Word Story Challenge: Pleasure