Category Archives: Random Thoughts

The 90’s had a Smell and I Found it in my Garage

Our garage. It is a turmoil of stuff – stuff we need, stuff we don’t need, stuff we don’t even know we have and don’t need (or do we?).  Plainly, just too much stuff if you ask me. If you … Continue reading

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An Owls’ Outing

When the boys were younger, we found magic everywhere and in everything we did. We danced with our own shadows while waiting at the bus stop, we named the bushes and hills that comprised our small patch of woods on … Continue reading

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When James Exercises

The other day I caught our orange cat, James, hanging on Husband’s robe. At the time of the robe hanging, the robe was itself hanging on the back of our bedroom door and, thankfully, not hanging on Husband. I happened … Continue reading

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It will be useful again, someday.

One day last week, to combat the boredom that comes with a pandemic quarantining, Carter decided to rearrange the furniture in his bedroom. He drew out a schematic of where he wanted his bed, dresser, bookcase. Without any thought to … Continue reading

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Not Another Post About New Years Resolutions?!?

When asked if I make resolutions for the New Year, I will tell you that no, I do not. But that is not entirely truthful.  I do reflect on the year gone past and consider actions I can take to … Continue reading

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On how we got a Christmas Cockroach

Easley’s Fun Shop, an iconic family owned costume store here in Phoenix, is closing it’s doors after a good long run of 72 years.  Cody and Carter are very aware of this and have been for some time.  (Both boys … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

As I wandered through the kitchen, bags under my eyes, wearing my old, tattered, flannel pajamas and my new cozy, purple llama socks, a dog food dish in my hand, I heard Cody ask Husband what the word sexy meant. … Continue reading

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How to Lose 12.8 Pounds Safely and Instantly*

Pick up cat Step onto scale Record weight Put down cat Step onto scale Record weight Subtract second weight from first weight to calculate weight lost Celebrate weight loss by eating a piece or two of fudge Repeat process whenever … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Southwest Christmas

I was the only member of Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet that wore long pants and a sweater as we walked around our local nursery searching for the perfect Christmas tree.  It was sunny and in the high … Continue reading

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No Jackets Required?

Carter, always one to find an excuse to get out of doing what he considers an unpleasant task, did not disappoint when told he had to go jacket shopping with me this morning. me:  Come on boys, we really need … Continue reading

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