Author Archives: Shoes

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.

Simple Sunday – Happy Father’s Day Husband!

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Fur Friday – Cat Camo

Finding just the right background to fade into – Cat-ouflage. Chloe cleverly utilizes the colors and textures of our voluminous bathmat, carefully aligning herself with the multitone stripes. Leia chooses the quiet, out of the way spaces of empty dining … Continue reading

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Dave & Busters (with a side of nude Burt Reynolds)

To support Carter’s Boy Scout Troop, we purchased a coupon card from him, as did several of our neighbors (thanks, neighbors!). It was one of those cards full of discounts, most of which you will never use and you fully … Continue reading

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Cooler than Yesterday

Even in the summer, especially in the summer, Husband and I get up early and walk the dogs. We were more than half way through our two mile walk this morning and I was dragging. The sun was clawing its’ … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Get Back to the Nest, Little One!

Papa Quail was most displeased to find his little one out of the nest and away from the protection of the bush at the base of our mesquite trees. Photo credit to Husband

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Fur Friday – Pay Attention to Me!

This is the look I get when I brush my teeth but James wants me to hold him instead.

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Where the Clutter Ends

Husband is the master of clutter. In my life his clutter is a bit like the music one is subjected to while on hold waiting to talk to a representative of some random company or another, background noise that is … Continue reading

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Cherries and Chips

One of the activities we will continue with from pandemic life is grocery store curbside pick-up. It is very convenient, especially since Husband does it all except write the list (and sometimes he even does that). However, things can go … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Litterbox Mafi

me: “One down, two to go!“ This morning I was in the process of one of my least favorite tasks, the cleaning of the litter boxes. We have three cats and as such should have four boxes, one more than … Continue reading

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Uninvited Houseguest

Living within walking distance to a park is great. Living within walking distance to a park during a global pandemic, is amazing. And so it was on Friday evening , that Cody and Carter were at the park hanging out … Continue reading

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