Diversion Central

It’s all Mr.Tot’s fault. I sit with my laptop on my lap top and there’s a great sucking sound to be heard throughout the land… well, at least throughout the house. Photoshop is my new addiction. Not like I needed anything more to suck up my time and energy. But I am a kid in [...]

Why Valentine’s Day can be SOOO Scary!


This is why I pity any guys who like the Tot …. Note the war paint and the hearts dripping blood on her trusty pumpkin. I think she’s waiting for it to turn into a coach to take her to the Prince’s Royal Ball… Could be a while. Her fairy godmother has her [...]

Botox gone wrong, OHHHH so wrong….


Botox and a bright tube of lipstick.

Why, Pickles, why?
















Note: No animals were harmed in the filming of this blog post… botox, lipstick or otherwise…



Little Boxes made of ticky tacky

Tot decided the tea boxes needed some rearranging….

And this morning, she proclaimed, ” I’m done with hungry” after having water for breakfast. Makes you wonder what goes on in the mind of a child, though maybe I don’t want to know. Could I be done with hungry too? Sure would save on grocery bills, [...]

Warm Summer memories in the depths of Winter

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert CamusNorth Carolina has been uncharacteristically cold this year. The lows have been about 10° colder than average, and the highs have been about 20° colder than normal. On the eve of a potential snow storm (received pictures [...]


Welcome to Ruffles R Us… The Tot is still wearing size 2 and 3 though the clothes are getting very short. She’ll be 4 in 2 months, but the size 4 items she’s gotten I’ve had to take in considerably since she’s rather skinny, and they just fall down immediately if they’re not the adjustable [...]

Evidence of a Tot

Egads, it’s been two and a half weeks since I last wrote…

So much to do, so little time. There have been so many things I have considered writing about over the last few weeks, but now… when I finally sit down to write about something? Nothing comes to mind. It doesn’t help that I [...]