Category Archive: 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!

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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If You Were A Fly On The Wall…

“I  don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your  freak flag fly.”  -Sarah Jessica  Parker  If you were a fly on the wall…  Have you ever thought about what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it …

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Aliens Have Taken Over

One  can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of  ideas.  -Victor Hugo   I am afraid that aliens have taken over. These aliens have taken over my kitchen! Greetings from your pantry silly mortal! I have slayed the evil Top Ramen! Would you like some chopsticks? Hmmm, aliens have taken over the …

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Fly On The Wall

    Oh to be a Fly On The Wall.. Have you ever thought about what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to catch a glimpse of someone else’s daily life? Here’s your chance. Baking In A Tornado extended …

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Happy Cancerversary!

Bill Hemmer:  “You said cancer changes your life, and oftentimes for the better.” Joel Siegel:  “Yes…. Gilda Radner… said this in her book.  What cancer does is, it forces you to focus, to prioritize, and you learn what’s important.  I mean, I don’t sweat the small stuff.  I used to get angry at cab drivers.  …

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How to Shower With A Cast

  “Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes      How to shower with a cast was NOT a post I’d ever planned on writing about. Since my kids like to keep us on our toes and casts have been the topic of many …

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Have A Nice Trip, See You Next Fall!

Hey K… Have A Nice Trip, See You Next Fall! That was the second thing signed on K’s cast. Big sisters are just so great for rubbing our noses in it. 😉 A-Z Challenge From Love Kate. This week my story is about my K. Crash! Bang! KER-SPLAT! K oh so gracefully tested the boundaries …

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Education Links Cheat Sheet

Your children need your presence more than your presents.   ~Jesse Jackson   We all want our children, grandchildren and the small people we love to receive the very best education we can provide them. That’s where this Education Links Cheat Sheet comes in handy. I have been thwarted by my children’s homework more times …

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Living With Bengals

“With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?” – Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat “Living With Bengals” is one of the top 5 most searched keywords for this page. They are beautiful cats and we feel very lucky …

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

  “For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” -Jane Austen Nothing says “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” quite like the faces of the neighbors as they watched motorcycle after motorcycle carefully get placed into our garage. They LOVED it when The Handsome Prince …

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Equality

  This week’s challenge, the letter… Once upon a time I found a dog on my doorstep. I took him in and called the number on his tags which found me talking to a family on vacation in another state. They lived just up the road so I returned the dog to his yard. He …

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Backwards?

ice cream

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.”  -Jessi Lane Adams  Do you remember your first swirly vanilla soft serve cone? Mine seemed like it stretched too high. No matter how quick I licked, before long it threatened to cascade down my arm. Face covered in sweet sticky happiness condensed. Content. Smiling. Messy. Have you ever handed such an ice cream …

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Cable Or No Cable…

If you came and you found a strange man… teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer A-Z …

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Her One Wish… To Surf

“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board, and a wave.” -NAIMA GREEN Happy Happy Birthday to K! She turns 12 today. For the past 2 years all she’s wanted for her birthday was to learn to surf. I learned about her …

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Normal Isn’t Normal

 Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.   ~Robert Louis Stevenson    I like to think that I’m FEARLESS! In my mind I leap tall buildings, keep a spotless home and can do dang near anything I set my mind to. OK, so 1 outta 3 isn’t so bad. 😉 I have …

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A Malibu Birthday

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. For the Handsome Prince’s birthday dinner, he chose one of our favorite places… Malibu Seafood. We’ve been coming here together since we were in high school …

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Upcycle Summer Fun

When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.   ~Author Unknown  Summer is a magical time! The long hot days with filled less with must do’s and more with precious memories. Not always can we be vacationing to fabulous destinations, spending all our time at theme parks and spending spending spending left and right. Really, you …

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As The Tissues Tossed…

“Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches.”  ~Terri Guillemets Greetings from my bed. I bet you weren’t awear that our relationship had progressed that far? Sorry I can’t help but be cheeky. SO… Maybe my bed isn’t looking quite as beautiful, exotic and enticing as the picture. Littered with partially …

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Summers Are For…

“The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.” – Jim Fowler Summer is here! Some may look at those long hot days …

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Breaking News: FKT Is Moving!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney BREAKING NEWS: Finders Keepers Treasures (AKA The Family Business) is MOVING! I have to confess… I might be feeling absolutely terrified about it at the moment. The Handsome Prince and I …

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Dance Fest & The Stash

“You are invited to the festival of this world and your  life is blessed.” -Rabindranath  Tagore The last Friday before the end of the school year is the Dance Fest! I look forward to Dance Fest all dang year. It’s so cute to watch all the different classes of various ages doing the dances they …

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Our Man With The Dark Mark Slays Cone!

 Mr. Severus Snape has spent the last 14 days oppressed, in pain, rejected by the love of his life and was diagnosed with kitty depression. Kitty Depression?!?!   If you were The Cat Martini, had your girlfriend break up with you because you were sporting a cone and a funky set of stitches, I guess …

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Breakfast Foods

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” – A. A. Milne,  …

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Who Ordered The Cat Martini?

“Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.” – Big Bang Theory    NOTHING is more pathetic and demanding of some sympathy as injured/sick children and animals in cones! We seem to be skipping from one emergency to the next recently. As if we could cash in some …

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Where Did My Toilet Tent Go?!

Camping:  The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.   ~Author Unknown I grew up with a love and respect for the outdoors. Camping was not top of my family’s priority list but I was very fortunate to be involved in a very …

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Aunt Flo Oh No

Not my car antenna, Not the telephone pole. The taller tree looking thing on the Left.... any guesses?

If men could menstruate … clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. … Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of such commercial brands as Paul Newman Tampons, Muhammad Ali’s Rope-a-Dope Pads, John …

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The Family Dinner

My Homemade Challah... my family is known for eating out the insides so it looks whole until you go to cut it. Then they're busted! :)

One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we’d sit down to dinner together as a family, we’d learn about each other. We had something people don’t get today. -Paul Prudhomme My Mother gave me this lovely book. I have read it cover to cover and have to …

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Armed With Pie

Behold the yummy!

 “It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher  Wow. What a week it’s been! You know, the kind that when your head …

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Keeping It Real

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  “I’m interested in liberating the human spirit. I’m curious about the beliefs people invest in. I adore sincerity, laughter, loving-kindness, and mindful commerce. I think that we’ve got a surplus of mediocrity and a shortage of encouragement; that contradictions can be beautiful; and that eventually love wins. I don’t believe in destiny- life really …

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