Day 1 of camp was fabulous. Tot was as high as a kite, and couldn’t wait to go back, especially for the field trip.

Day 2 didn’t happen. Before breakfast, she complained for all of a minute and a half that her stomach hurt. Then, just as we arrived in the parking lot, Tot ejected [...]

Filling the pantry!

Pick a peck of pickled peppers….

Mr.Tot and I have been on a tear. It’s old home week here, between the cooking, canning, and yardwork.

(We’ve transformed our side yard – Mr.Tot did the bulk of the work, but I put in a few pints of sweat as well… More on that later.)

We now [...]

The benefits of waiting rooms…

I rarely read magazines at home. It’s something I generally only do in waiting rooms. I went to the dentist today, and got my cookie (score!), tube of chapstick, goodie bag of dental stuff, and while waiting to get in the chair, I found a really inspiring article, a stay-at-home dad’s letter to his son, [...]

It’s not me, It’s you

I mean her… I swear! Okay, so maybe part of her behavior comes from me… like talking to myself. Even full blown conversations, complete with hand gestures. Even in my sleep. But the raspberries on the fingers – that’s all her and the faces…. what a little actress…. And the sleeping in the dog [...]

Brave New World?

Raleigh has this great festival every Spring called Artsplosure. It’s a more elaborate version of the California Arts & Wine festival but, hmmm, not sure if there was any wine… I hate drinking in the heat anyway. They had a ton of kids activities and music and drama, and then, there was THIS:




Yes, it has been a long time since I blogged….

I was busy, busy, busy, and then… I just wasn’t up to it.

Ever feel like you’ve been hit by a Tsunami?

Not so much death and destruction, but rather being totally carried by a wave with no control what so ever about direction, speed, [...]

Are the stars misaligned?

Sunday, I found out my oldest uncle died from a heart attack. It was quick and painless for him, not so for the rest of the family.

Monday, I had a lonGGGG drive home from Florida (11 hours), 2 hours longer than it needed to be, complete with upset stomach, headache and sick child. And [...]

Phases of this Little Girl’s Room

A month ago, when Mr.Tot was out of town on business for a week, I invited a few friends from the neighborhood and their kids to have a sleepover. It was our first GIRLs night in/kid sleepover – a chance for us girls to get together and hang out, without hiring babysitters. It was rather [...]

We’re Baaaackkkk

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t blogged in over a month. There’s a reason for that, aside from my 2-mile long TO DO list of TAXES (done!!!), photo-card business work, BIG party preparations for someone who’s soon to be the big FOUR, and the usual-but-I-don’t-want-it-to-be-usual assortment of cleaning up cat pee, [...]

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 [...]