What in the actual hell happened this weekend? I don’t remember the last time it was in the 80’s in October in Minnesota, though the weather man said it was in 2011. I must have been in a coma then and totally missed the ladybug swarm that surely occurred then. Because when I was frantically … More It’s a f*&$ing ladybug picnic.
Carsten – Today in school I learned where Yale is. Me – That’s cool. Carsten – It’s in Connecticut or something. Me – That sounds right. Carsten – And Harvard is in Michigan. Me- Wait. Isn’t Harvard in Boston? Carsten – Isn’t that part of Michigan? Me – uhhhhhhhh…. No. Carsten – Oh wait! It’s … More Conversations with Carsten
So, you slowly march towards your destiny, which you ASSUME is going to be a pile of partially digested grass and cat chow. But, it’s not. Oh Internets, IT’S NOT…. … More What the F*ck Chuck?
It was a beautiful Sunday morning, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. The windows were open and a gentle breeze was tickling the edges of the curtains. I sunk into the well worn cushions of my couch and took a deep inhale of my cup of rich coffee sweetened with pumpkin spice … More Easy like Sunday morning…
Talking to a 14 year old is like trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks only Japanese, and is very old, and has no memory or patience and also doesn’t like speaking to people EVER. Yesterday I was folding laundry, minding my own business, when Carsten walks out of her room and into … More Communication
So, I’ve been working out. And by “working out” I mean that I’ve been bargaining with myself how much I need to exercise in exchange for what I want to eat for lunch every day. The struggle is real. Anyway, today’s exchange rate was pretty high as I had procured some sort of apricot-lemon-sponge cake … More The day I broke my butt.
WTF Lady? I got a manicure around 5pm yesterday. The cute little Asian Lady that sits in the desk next to my nail lady was staring at me at me for an uncomfortably long time. She finally said, you look so pretty! I said , oh! thank you! And THEN she said, And it’s so … More Thursday Thoughts
For the THIRD time this year, my mail carrier has left a warning letter in my mail box stating that if I don’t remove the snow from in front of my mailbox they won’t be able to deliver my mail. Today she went the extra mile and included the hand written message, “MAIL WILL STOP!!!” … More Stupid STUPID Mail Carrier
Why is there ear wax and why does it hurt so much to get it out if your ear? Inevitably you poke too deep and get that feeling like someone just lobed a javelin into your eardrum. Also, other people can see into your ears, but you can’t. Not fair. Why not make the NOSTRIL … More Ranting in run-on sentences.
So, what do you do when you lose your leverage? Because I am completely baffled. All of Cody’s life we have heard teacher after teacher tell us how smart he was. But, it was always like this: “Cody is very smart, however he doesn’t apply himself.” or “Cody is very smart and does very well in … More Leverage