Gorgeous grounds lit up for the holiday

Holidays are My Weakness

Can anyone guess the book title I’m riffing on? No one is perfect, that’s a fact. I am especially imperfect but I try really hard to do better which usually entails me apologizing to my kids for flying off the handle for something inconsequential. Holidays are a weakness of mine, not because I can’t resist them […]

My tiny pole friend

I Don’t Believe in Chi and I Don’t Like Chai

I am not a woo-woo person. I tend to disregard anything out of hand if it even smacks a little bit of cosmic new-ageyness. Yet yesterday I thought (though I didn’t say it until now) that I needed to replenish my chi. You know, life force. And I hate chai which is apropos of nothing […]


Maximum Productivity

It’s Thursday and I just now am feeling like I’ve caught up from the Thanksgiving holiday, except for blogging about it. I don’t know why I bother. Nine days of intense family time at home … good times. I spent the last few days reveling in Maximum Productivity, that’s what I call getting stuff done without […]


Crazy Cat Lady Scorecard System

It’s no secret that I love cats. Actually no. I don’t love cats, I love to use cats. That’s right, love ‘em and leave ‘em, that’s what I do. Like any self-respecting lothario, I need a way to rate my conquests so I can brag about my experiences at the local watering hole – breakfast in […]

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The Solution to Pollution is Dilution

Ah the holidays where everything is accompanied by the festive sound of children bickering in the background. I employ the age-old technique of collecting as many other people’s kids as I can when I’m stuck at home with Itchy and Scratchy. There’s something about adding more kids to the mix that keeps the conflict from ending […]


Mice Krispies

Six days since my last post? Oh shit. I am striking distance from my 600th post (a dubious distinction at best) but at this rate it will be months before I get there. I’ve gone from hardest working blogger to laziest blogger, probably because I have such a busy and important life. But not really. […]


Time For New Nicknames

My kids were little when I started my blog and at the time it never occurred to me that they would ever be able to read. For a while I operated under the assumption that I could maintain some semblance of anonymity ON THE INTERNET and assigned pseudonyms to my family members and friends. I didn’t […]


I Just Want to See the Floor

Nothing fuels my sense of peace and well-being like a well-ordered house so it’s not surprise that I have been steadily losing my mind since I married Loony. Well-being can be overrated, there are things you sacrifice for love and to be fair, Loony sacrifices a lot for me. I keep waiting for him to fully […]

Blue with my neighbor for scale

Arctic Haboobs But Not My Boobs

Despite the Arctic Haboob I am still alive and well, I just haven’t felt like writing. However, whenever Facebook alerts me that I’ve gotten 15 HITS on my page (woot!) I wonder if a having detailed account of my drunken exploits at the top of my blog is the best thing. I mean, shouldn’t we ease […]


Things I Need to Apologize For (and Things I Don’t)

You know what was great about the Milk Glass Halloween party? The Costumes. It’s also the worst thing about the party because here’s the thing. I pretty much made out with everyone at the party. EV-RY-ONE Well, mostly women OR SO I THOUGHT until I ran into Fantastic Mr. Fox at school drop-off on Friday. […]