Bottoms Up

A few times a week, I hit up Starbucks. I don’t go often, like I did when I lived someplace that had a Starbucks ten minutes from my house, but if I’m in the area where there is on, I’ll usually grab a drink on my errands. Typically, I drink non-fat iced caramel macchiatos. At…

‘Tis the Season

Most of my classmates are turning 40 now. I think there are a few stragglers that won’t turn into later this year (I’m looking at you, Nanners), but the vast majority of us have turned over another milestone age. You know, before Facebook, I always wondered what some of my old friends were up to…

Boxwood Joggers

So, I wanted this to be another entry into my “Great Things to Sew” series that started with the Vivie dress a few weeks ago.  However, I’m not sure that this is a great thing to sew. Last spring, I bought the little girls joggers before our Disney vacation.  They were lightweight and soft and…

About that Forty before 40

A friend asked me about my Forty before 40 list the other day. The truth is, I didn’t finish it. I actually didn’t even come close. In looking at the list, it was far too ambitious for the 28 months I actually had to complete it in. I was being an optimist, I guess, but…

How NOT to be THAT Mom

I think most of the nations kids are now officially back to school. My facebook, which shows friends from across the country, have all featured their First Day of School picture, so I think this is time to have a talk with all of you. Maybe some of you are sending your first little one…

This Girl

She sings all the time.   It drives Baby Bee batty, but she’s just that happy. She wakes up in the morning, bright eyed and happy and she sings. I think it bothers the Princess when I say that Littlebit was never really terrible when she was a toddler. It’s just true. She was always…

Stars

For some reason, I’ve had the lyrics of “I Sing the Body Electric” from Fame stuck in my head. I’m not sure if I sang it in choir in 1992 or 1993. We sang it at commencement. I think it might have 1992 and my school might have done Fame as the spring musical. That…

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

You know you hit it out of the park when half a jar of apple butter disappears in two days. It’s honey crisp season, now, but a few weeks ago I bought some apples from the orchard out of desperation.  I was so ready for it to be honeycrisp season, and even though my friend…

Mom’s Guide to Surviving a Con

And not the kind where someone talks you out of money. The first weekend of July, the Princess and I took off for Pittsburgh and spent the weekend doing this. I spent 36 hours sitting in a folding chair with thousands of the Princess’s closest friends. Yes, ladies and gents, we went to a Convention…

40

So, this is happening. I have crow’s feet and I think I found a liver spot on my arm and I don’t want to talk about the gray hairs that look like tinsel.  I’ll just buy another box of hair dye and I think I found a gray arm pit hair a few weeks ago,…