Drake wants Heineken and Jack Daniels. Taylor Swift wants Starbucks Grandes delivered to her before 11 a.m. Mariah Carey wanted bendy straws to go with her champagne. Every diva has their food demands when it comes to what it will take to get them to perform. They don’t even need to be an entertainer preparingContinue reading “Standard Fare”
Like you, I do what I can to stay healthy. I ride a bike. I take walks. I went to a gym before Coronapalooza. I have been trying to lose or maintain my weight for a while. Some weeks are better than others. I recently took a walk one night and someone was smiling downContinue reading “Sharing My Finds”
We’re having some issues with Kitty. I don’t know if she’s entering adolescence (she’s 15 months old) or if we have a bona fide psycho kitty on our hands. There is still a matter of who, exactly, Kitty belongs to. Technically, The Boy got her for his birthday. Being home, I spent a lot ofContinue reading “Wildcat on the Loose”
I carried the equipment back to the van hoping my last half-ounce of sanity would hold out for the ride home so I could hide somewhere until the next crisis presented itself. Unfortunately, the next crisis presented itself before the bag was dropped in the van.
I started a new job recently. It’s not great. Not glamourous. It is physical but that’s okay. Most of the work I’ve done is physical/manual labor and those types of jobs love me and like to keep me so I guess this is nice and convenient. We have since moved on from home-schooling to vacationContinue reading “Small (Very Tiny) Talk”
We visit my in-laws on Cape Cod from time to time. One day may include some work that needs to be done around the house. Like other homes and families, spring and summer days may involve mowing the lawn. An autumn day would involve some raking and bagging. Sometimes a day might call for aContinue reading “Labor Intensive”
School is out. Children all over are rejoicing. Home-schooling parents are rejoicing with them. Now is the time for a glorious respite from the routines of math, English, and science. Attentions have turned to swimming and riding bikes. I have been looking forward to this time. It means I can stop being a taskmaster makingContinue reading “Fun and Games”
This new week brings us to the end of another school year. The Oppressed, The Boy, and The Gaggle welcome the end of another year in elementary school and high school and the added challenges brought upon by home schooling in this gauntlet they call “Coronapalooza”. God willing, the little Miracles of Christ will returnContinue reading “School’s out. Now, get out.”
I find myself losing more and more to a certain child in my home.
(Sung to “Lola” by The Kinks) I’m stuck here at home with five or six kids Where they just want screens and want to drink Coca-Cola C-O-L-A Cola The Gaggle has to sneeze. The Oppressed needs to cough They do what they must. In a laughing voice they say “’Rona” R-O-N-A Rona, Ro Ro RoContinue reading “‘Rona”