I feel like this blog is making a liar out of me. I post about our 19 chickens… all but nine of them are slaughtered. We buy four more…. now we have a baker’s dozen. I never wrote about that. I wrote about my bees and how I accomplished a split that didn’t go as … More The Name Game
Today was my oldest daughter’s last day of high school. Ever. <sniff> Wanting to make a lasting impression on the rest of her senior class, Alaina decided to get dressed up this morning before school. She looked stunning; wearing an adorable white sundress she had (tastefully) applied make-up and had curled her hair. I couldn’t help but … More Alaina is Sausage!
Click on the link to read Chapter I – Tommy before continuing on to Chapter II! Chapter II – Cari Undoubtedly, this was her favorite place in the whole wide world: relaxing on a crisp white sheet freshly placed upon the warm sand, the sun gently kissing her face. Lying on her side, Cari propped herself … More As the Phase Dock Turns, Chapter II
Yesterday was a very bad day at work. So bad in fact, that when I got home I ate a piece of cheese. A big piece. With a big glass of wine. Okay, a bottle of wine. My stomach is in knots today: the combination is playing hell on my normally dairy-free stomach. I’ve had … More You Might Be a Bad Supervisor If…
Camping season is right around the corner, so I would like to introduce a new category: Campfire Stories. These are not original stories, but spooky tales that I have taken from urban legends or known campfire stories. I have tweaked them slightly to scare the bejesus out of my unsuspecting audience – my family! Here … More Doggy Lick
I’m going to be completely honest…. I love taking quizzes. I was recently reminded of this when Josh from My Friday Blog posted a Grown up Quiz, which I stepped right up and took in (wait for it…) Step Right Up and Take the Grown-Up Quiz!! When I happened upon Peckapalooza’s Confusing Middle blog post I … More 3-4-5 Quiz
I love corn on the cob. In my opinion, nothing tastes like summer more than a juicy, sweet ear of corn. Growing up, our family had the bee’s knees in corn on the cob accessories: desilking brushes, corn on the cob holders in various shapes and designs, corn on the cob buttering trays, hand-held corn butters… you … More Aww Shucks, Me So Corny
Several years ago, I wrote a book. During that time, I was working in the Phase Dock: a hangar where we pull an aircraft in, depanel, inspect, fix, repanel, and send said aircraft on its merry way. There was a lot of down time… the bosses could only come up with so many projects to … More As the Phase Dock Turns, Chapter I