My mom wrote a book about her father who sailed around the world by himself, as an old man, and his many adventures, including being captured at gunpoint in Panama and having a huge parade at his arrival in Japan. (The mayor was there. Even the school kids got the day off to celebrate him!) It’s at amazon, and it’s very interesting and well-written. If you like travel, please check it out.
Also, I’m not generally very good at the award thing, but now that a few have stacked up, it’s time.
I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from makingitthroughmonday, who, it appears, has since deleted her blog. Talk about irony! I hope my lapse in acknowledging her award isn’t what caused her to give it up on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry
Last night at 11:30, P. had to pick up a family from the airport 45 minutes away and deliver them to their house. He didn’t get home until 12:45. When I heard the garage door open, I woke up and scooted to his side of the bed to warm it up for him. When he got in, he sighed happily and said, “I missed you.” I said, “I missed you, too.” Then he said, “I was talking to my pillow.”
This morning, Read the rest of this entry
My blog friend, Coffeepoweredmom, makes these adorable coverlets, and is selling them for $10, which includes shipping! She wants to head back to school for a degree, while still being mommy to her two adorable ones. Take a look and consider purchasing one or more for the little girls in your life. Hey, maybe she’ll do adult sizes too!
Check it out (and scroll down a smidge once you’re there.)
Turtle (Photo credit: lonecellotheory)
One day I was asked by my children if I had any turtle twins.
“Turtle twins?” I asked.
“Yeah,” came the response. “You know, the Read the rest of this entry
Clue (Photo credit: Kernuac)
When I was putting away a few of the girls’ toys, I accidentally dropped Colonel Mustard into the bag of dinosaurs. When I tried to pull him back out, he shifted down to the bottom. Even after dumping out the bag, I couldn’t find him. Read the rest of this entry
2011 Toyota Sienna
Again, my apologies that I’m not cool enough to know how to embed the video. (If some useful person wants to tell me via the comments, I’d appreciate it.) In the meantime, just click the link, people, and enjoy, darn it!
Queen Wilhelmina & Juliana (These could easily be my daughter and me; however, our clothes aren’t this modern looking.)
There are more than three, I assure you, but I don’t want any of my readers to choke from the sap in their mouths due to this post. Read at your own risk, but be warned, this isn’t a funny post. I just really felt like sharing how awesome my seven-year-old is.
1. In hushed tones she asked my husband to help her with something “without Mom knowing.” He complied and when he returned, naturally I was curious. Read the rest of this entry
Dang, this thing looks good! Who wants to join me for coffee and a muffin? (A Starbucks Coffee muffin Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Some of you may have seen this already, but I’m sure it’s worth another read. It was sent to me by a follower for your entertainment. (Thank you, Ginny!)
If You Give a Mom a Muffin
If you give a mom a muffin, she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it. So she’ll pour herself some.
The coffee will get spilled by her three year old. She’ll wipe it up.
Wiping up the floor, she will find some dirty socks. She’ll remember she has to do some laundry. Read the rest of this entry
Once again, a hat tip to don’t forget to feed the baby for this one. It’s adults acting out stories that kids tell, but the voice overs are the kids’. They are just so funny and well done. Who thinks of this stuff? And why wasn’t it me?? Read the rest of this entry