Category Archives: Good Old Summertime

The Canadian Chronicles: Summer Diary of a 12 Year Old…Dogs, Limos and Long Lines at Customs

My son said it would be o-k to share a bit of his summer journal with the world. The first entry: Today was a flying day.  First thing that morning, we got up and got our bags ready.  Luckily, Dad hadn’t booked a car beforehand and so he had to rent a LIMO! (yay!)  So […]

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The Canadian Chronicles, Part 2: Beds, Breakfasts, Best Buds and Tired Bones

When we disappear from our normal life into the Canadian Wilds, we re-emerge in an old fishing lodge that sleeps 11–if you put everyone in a bed.  We can sleep 7 more on various couches and futons.  Heck, lots more people can sleep on the floor if we squeeze ’em in. This is not to […]

Flash Back Friday: All The Things I Always Wanted To Tell You All Summer, But Didn’t. How Seashell Became Mermaid

I will swear to my children and my husband that I can indeed remember things:  conversations, locations of objects, whose day it is to unload the dishwasher… Lately, I have to admit, I have been drawing pure blanks.  Take Mombshells for example:  we all came up with shell names to protect our secret identities (yeah, […]

The Canadian Cottage Chronicles, Part 1: Mermaid Goes Fishing

Once a year we leave our civilized home and head for the boonies of Northern Ontario, Canada.  Our lakeside cottage is named the Cambrian Cabin, but has been called the Big Red Barn by young Margaret Wise Brown fans, and houses our boat Old Smokey.  We go days without showers, weeks without pedicures and a […]

Desperate Mombshell Housewife Takes Kids To See Frida Kahlo’s Gory Modern Art

I am doing a lot of desperate things this summer.  First, it was taking my 6 year old daughter to Mamma Mia.  Now, I am shuffling my kids off to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the San Francisco MOMA.  My delicious, food blogging, buddy humored me by saying she’d join me. As I went through […]

Last Official Day of Chaos? Or the first?

This was my Saturday last weekend… 1.  Woke up early.  Bought donuts, juice boxes, ice and yogurts at the local grocery store.  Dumped ice in cooler in back of the car and added the snacks, picked up husband from coffee shop and high-tailed it  to a 9:00 Coach Pitch Little League Game.  Tried to find […]