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It’s a sunshine day!

rocky the borderdoodle

Look at that cute face!   I’ve been fighting a funk lately. Something to do with absolutely everything being flipped on it’s head by a virus, my husband losing his job, and my abject failure as a homeschool mom. I stood in the social distancing line at Costco the other day and just about cried. […]

Lazy Ball

Today’s response to quarantine was the invention of a great new game: Lazy Ball. As with all truly great inventions, Lazy Ball was the product of laying around, doing nothing. The inception story will no doubt be legend. It happened like this: I was laying on the couch. The boy was laying burrito-like in blankets […]

So you stress-bought baby chickens

I’m not judging. Initially I was judging, but only because all of the stress buying made it harder for me to stress buy MY baby chickens. I’m totally chill now. We bought our first flock, which have all passed on to chicken heaven, when the kids were little. We didn’t plan to buy another flock […]

Successes and Failures

  Fin and Gill say, “Hi.” *     *    *    *    * Today’s success: We have milk! And Diet Coke!!! (It’s valuable currency in this family, don’t judge.) I managed to get most of my groceries (with a lot of substitutions and a few “better luck next times”). Isn’t that crazy? I […]

Covid-19 Homeschooling: Week 1

Plague To begin with, we’ve been fortunate. We are not sick. We have been social distancing for weeks and are prepared to hunker down for a while. I’m just SO BORED! It’s been nice to have tons of togetherness — we’ve had Family Movie Night almost every night — but I’ve resorted to cooking and […]

Let’s Talk Resolutions

It’s the time of the year to save big on a gym membership! I do have a goal to get more fit, but I won’t be joining a gym this time around. I’d also like to sleep better and make dinner more often, but I probably won’t do those either. There’s just one goal I’m […]

Thanksgiving was Perfect!

I don’t know why, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this photo of my youngest was the Sasquatch photo. But really, what a fun day for a storm! Especially because we had nowhere to go. Our Thanksgiving started with a family breakfast, and then home to the best snowstorm we’ve had […]

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m just now thinking about the grocery list — and getting hungry! Everyone has their favorite go-to recipes, so I thought I’d share mine (and please share yours in the comments if you’d like). But first, a throwback to the cutest little baker around: This little guy loved making Pillsbury […]