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 – Traveler’s Log

The dogs were boarded and the neighbors had instructions on cat and plant care. It was time to go. We had a late afternoon flight and decided to take the shuttle bus to the island of my childhood home instead … Continue reading

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I Hope You Know This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record!

It is that time of year. Our dogs, Haley and Sasha are due for their wellness exam and vaccinations. For many reasons I choose to take them to the vet one at a time. Thursday was Haley’s day. About 15 … Continue reading

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Drunken Herbs

I think our rosemary has a drinking problem. In an effort to keep my askings – those to our neighbor to come over and play with our cats and throw water at our plants while we are gone – to … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Red, White, & Blue – Happy 4th of July!

Because I am writing this a day early, I thought it would be fun to go through my camera roll and pick out some photos with the only criteria being that they contain red, white, and blue. Tuesday we are … Continue reading

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Fur Friday – James and the Orchid

Welcome to Fur Friday where I post a random picture (or more) of some of our pets and maybe write a thing or two about it.

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Cody’s Wit and Wisdom

Driving by a Tesla charging station, I wondered aloud what the collective noun for Tesla would be. I suggested a clutch, which really makes no sense seeing as they have none. But Cody, in brilliant form, suggested a spark. A … Continue reading

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The Delicious Mistake

With Carter off on his week long camping trip, Cody seems worried about how he will fill his days. He decided that part of his day-filling will involve cooking with me, which I find more exciting than playing this video … Continue reading

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Biscuits and Bees

What do you do when bees move into your father-in-laws house, empty for many years since his passing? You hire a live bee removal person, in our case Scott the Bee Man. Scott the Bee Man, who was very professional … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Little Visitor, Large Feather

While watering my backyard herbs, this little guy decided to visit and critique my actions. He does not look terribly impressed. Or perhaps he was there to let me know that the humming bird feeder was low. I found this … Continue reading

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Fur Friday – Summer Reading

James likes to snuggle while reading, recognizing the social aspect of the activity. He enjoys the sarcastic and often anthropomorphic wit of Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoons. Sasha, also a connoisseur of comics, enjoys old school newspaper comics, sometimes napping … Continue reading

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