Monthly Archives: November 2008

Holiday High Action Hoopla

The stress wind is stirring.  We flopped our distended bellies off the couch of Thanksgiving smack into December.  The e-mails about Christmas wish lists and holiday gatherings are piling up in my in box. Before I can take a deep, cleansing breath I am in a debate about green Christmas cards and writing checks for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sometimes you are thankful to be home.  We just returned from a wonderful holiday in Calistoga.  Although the kids had a fantastic time, they were oh so happy to be back home. Above is a table set for Thanksgiving by Birk.  She had every single stuffed animal in a circle around her room and set […]

Let Them Eat Birthday Cake: Mom Around the Clock

I tried to add baking a birthday cake for Birk’s 7th birthday to my nightly routine of extra curricular activities, dinner, homework and bed.  How hard could it be to whip out a cake?  I’ve baked cakes before, right? Of course, Birk wanted a cake like sister Ruth got on her 10th birthday.  We celebrated […]

Midlife Crisis at the Mall

I am having my midlife crisis at the mall.  In two days I have bought: 6 pairs of boots 2 pairs of shoes 3 skirts 2 sweaters 4 shirts  1 pair of tights 1 kick butt awesome expensive bra 1 belt If this is not the recipe for shoppers anon, than I don’t know what […]

Wordless Wednesday: Where you’ll find my husband when he’s home…

Oh My Obama !

I am still in a state of near disbelief. It really happened. Not only the lefty liberals like myself but a resounding majority of Americans decided it was time to make a change. This means that upper middle class white people as well as, dare I say it, Republicans, must have joined in to vote […]

Funny Things Kids Say: What Your Kids Might Be Saying At School

I picked up K3 after school and took her corrected work out of her cubby.  I quickly scanned her first grade papers.   There was a cute exercise that was folded like a greeting card that said, “I like the taste of…”  Then your child put in what they liked.  K3 of course put her […]

There Will Be Time to Plant the Flowers…Just A Lot Later

Every year around mother’s day, I take the kids to the store to buy a flat of annuals.  They are excited to pick out plants and we all share the wonder and excitement of spring. Once we get the plants home, the kids usually plant one plant and that’s it for them.  I spend the […]