Category: The Family

The Family: My Handsome Prince, 4 Excellect Kids, A Dog that might be more human than we think and a Bengal Kitten that brings laughter where ever she stalks!

Welcome To California

“The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that …

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It’s Just Too Hard

Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores- these didn’t come out of nowhere. -Paul Ryan I had the pleasure of putting together a marketing campaign for a local small business last Fall. Great idea, cute company, sharp …

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My Messy Room

“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” -T.S. Eliot *For the millionth time I requested that …

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Swimming In Chocolate

  I had paddled my surfboard out into the warm blue waters off the coast of a beautiful Hawaiian Island. Closing my eyes and enjoying the gentle rocking of the water for a moment, I inhaled deeply. Mm what a wonderfully chocolaty aroma. Did I catch a whiff of peanut butter in there too? I …

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Magic Napper

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. -Barbara Jordan Where do I sign up to learn how to become a magic napper? I have some serious nap envy. The …

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Soul Mates

Young Lovers seek perfections, Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together, and seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches. -How To Make An American Quilt Walking along the path of one of my favorite local hiking trails, I sat for a bit to watch some squirrels perform their comedy act along the leaves …

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Dream Crushers

  “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is …

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April Fly On The Wall

Fly on the wall-  This is an American phrase that originated there in the 1920s. The first citation of it that I can find is from The Oakland Tribune, February 1921: I’d just love to be a fly on the wall when the Right Man comes along.” Welcome to the April Fly On The Wall …

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Something Upstairs

“Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.”   -R. I. Fitzhenry There is something living in my attic! It’s not paying rent! It’s, them, whatever is going down!!!!! I paid the “Rat Guy” a ransom to go up there. He said we …

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Teens Are Like Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers — and thermonuclear weapons. -ARTHUR C. CLARKE, forward, Collected Stories The Handsome Prince and I had tucked into bed to watch the first few minutes of a movie …

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The Snack That Maimed Easter

Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays. -John Clayton Welcome to Take One of April’s Secret Subject Swaps! This week, Baking In A Tornado handed 12 brave bloggers a secret subject from someone else and assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own …

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About To Get Goosed

“If you feel the urge, don’t be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?” – Will Rogers When my people were small, I spent a lot of time at parks so they could run and play. The older versions of my little people prefer to …

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The Handsome Prince

“Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always …

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If You Give The Prince A Project

If you give The Prince A Project, You can bet if it’s around the house you might have to ask twice. Possibly beg, cajole and often times barter to get the honey-do list done. I give the guy TONS of credit as he is terribly short on time and when he is home he’d rather …

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When Feet Attack

I’m  not clumsy, I’m just accident prone. -Daniel  Radcliffe It happened again. This is becoming an epidemic. When feet attack! You remember a few months ago how K decided to Have a nice trip, which then landed her having surgery and being casted with wires holding the bones together for weeks. Good grief! A time …

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