I found three four five frogs in the house yesterday morning. I found two or three the day before. They came in with my plants when I brought them in for the winter. It’s not the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last. It happens every year, and I’ve come to accept the … More The Conservatory
My son and I have spent the last three months working hard to finish up our homeschool year. I have had a lot experiences and thoughts to share, but I lacked the motivation to write about them. Sure, I started to write a few blog posts, but I couldn’t bring myself to publish them. I’m … More A Happy Ending and a New Beginning
Once again, I’m finding myself very far behind in my spring gardening plans. This winter has been a rough one for my family, and it’s been difficult to find the time or energy to get things started. In my growing zone, it’s a race to get plants started if you’re growing them from seed. Our … More Redbuds, dogwoods, and blackberries, oh my!
The moment I got in my car, I checked my phone for messages. I wasn’t expecting any, but there were two missed calls and a text message. Of course, when it’s necessary for me to be unavailable for a short time, the school nurse calls. My husband’s text told the tale. My son had a sore throat … More Linden Leaf Tea, a Gargle, and a Tiny Rant… a continued story
Today, I needed the comfort of a good Mexican meal. It’s been a rough few weeks and I just wanted a little guilty pleasure experience after finally having a couple of good days with getting some necessities accomplished. My winter vacation break was no picnic. … More Let us review… The alternative: La Hacienda
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. It’s too easy to fail in reaching my goal whatever it may be. A new workout regimen will inevitably be interrupted by illness or other circumstance resulting in frustration. I don’t believe in … More No Resolution
Nacho Hippo is mostly a tourist stop with a bit of a Tex-Mex flair. It’s a casual joint owned by a local restaurant conglomerate with a few local awards for their food. I’ll say that the food isn’t terrible. Most items on the menu do have pretty good flavor.
Unfortunately, that’s where my fondness for the place stops. … More Let us review… Nacho Hippo
My very first experience with group camping was excellent. I was part of a coed scouting group that taught the kids very well. As I grew older … More Bearing It, But Grinning
Every now and then, I look out my windows to see how bad it’s getting. Not too long ago, I looked out my windows and was amazed. … More We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming
A lot of parents are pretty complacent about diet even if they know some things aren’t the best thing for you. What really gets me are the people who seem to think I deprive my child and give me dirty looks when I tell them my kid doesn’t drink soda but likes tomato juice. Some people will even go out of their way to sneak my child things they know I wouldn’t approve of. Frankly, that reminds me of an alcoholic not wanting to drink alone… … More This battle will be done.