• Tigers in the woods

    This is one of those weekends that Hip2Dad isn’t playing the El Nino Open. I say, what a great decision! Better to be enjoying a day in the comfort of home than chasing golf balls all day…

  • A snail mail moment

    So Hip2bDaughter2 and I went to the post office. To mail a letter. It may not be a biggie to us dinosaurs but to the email generation, sticking a stamp on an envelope is not something they…

  • From kitchen helpers to budding chefs

    And we have lift-off… in the kitchen department. Hip2bDaughters have picked up the skillet and spatula and swept me off my feet with their cooking skills. I wonder where that came from?! 😉 Well, it all started…

  • Decluttering project

    We’re into week 2.375 of Project Declutter. It’s back-breaking work. We complain a lot about the heat mostly. We’d rather be surfing the net but since everyone’s home, there’s no better time to get down and dusty.…

  • Flurry in a no-fly zone

    As I’m writing this post, Steev and Raine are in the bathroom battling a fly that had somehow gotten in. I’m hearing animated shouts of “Okay, okay, I see it! It’s here! Oh no, it’s gone. Can…

  • Celebrating bookwormism, if that’s even a word

    We found the perfect excuse to celebrate last weekend with this rare treat. A most decadent double fudge chocolate cake. One slice shared among the 3 of us girls (that’s how we roll)… and even then, we…

  • College or work?

    A few of my kids’ friends, whom I’ve known since they were little kids, have decided to skip college and are working fulltime jobs. It’s hard to look at them now and not think how time flies.…

  • There’s a party goin’ on, y’all!

    My home bakery reopened for business recently. Baking has been slow because the days have been brutally hot and humid. It’s a good thing the weather has been kinder of late because I needed to get a…

  • Favorite blog post

    I’ve written well over 1,000 blog posts to date, before this challenge, that is. I’ve enjoyed writing all of them and quite frankly, it’s not easy to pick out just one post. But one of my favorites…