Category Archives: Random Thoughts

From the top of the driveway

We emptied a container of salsa during dinner this evening.  As I was walking back from the recycling bin at the top of our driveway, I stopped and looked down the drive, my eyes traveling the road leading away.  I … Continue reading

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Diarrhea and Diabetes

It started with an arm fart.  You know the noise.  The one that is produced when lips blow onto the skin of the arm close to or on the crook of the elbow. It was a juicy one.  Produced by … Continue reading

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Lay off the Candy, Alice Cooper!

Husband and I were having a conversation at the dinner table tonight about a band that we are going to see with some friends next month.  The band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (the lead singer was in the band … Continue reading

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2015 – Shoes on the Wrong Feet Style

I tried, honest I did.  I tried to limit each month to one picture.  As you can see, I failed right away and continued to mostly fail throughout the entire thing.  I went back through the many (oh, so many!) … Continue reading

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Optimism

Last night after dinner we headed out to Safeway – where all the cool kids go after dinner on a Monday night – to pick up a couple items.  (This is very atypical for us but considering it is winter … Continue reading

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The Double Standard of Belief (or What to Wear to a Hanukkah Party)

My parents were both raised to believe in God.  Both of them, somewhere along the way, chose to stop. I was raised to notice and believe in the wholeness and beauty of nature.  That was our belief system, although at … Continue reading

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And the Stockings were Sorted

My school district closes for the entire week of Thanksgiving.  Cody and Carter’s school, however, is open Monday and Tuesday.  This means that I had two days off with no kids around the house.  Very nice. I did the typical … Continue reading

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Fall Break and Flamingos

It is fall break. Let me restate that.  It is my fall break. I teach in a different school district than the one Cody and Carter go to.  All of our holidays and breaks throughout the school year just happen … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

Summertime is rapidly slipping away.  I start back to work in 12 days.  In 17 days it is Meet the Teacher Night and the students start back to school two days after that. I feel unprepared on so many levels. … Continue reading

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Better than Nagging

Husband is a pile maker.  I do not blame him for this because I know his mom and his dad and they are both pile makers too.  It is simply a matter of genetics.  And I knew about it and … Continue reading

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