• Table for one

    It feels strange to be eating alone today without my kids. Hip2bDaughter2 is in school and I’ve just dropped Hip2bDaughter1 off at college, and am sticking around to wait for her to be done with her one…

  • 2-ingredient Grilled Chicken

    Roast carrots and potatoes are the staples on the Hip menu. We’re always buying potatoes (usually russet) and we’re always running out of potatoes. Just yesterday, we had grilled chicken to go with those roast carrots and…

  • My daughter, the suit

    So we went shopping for a business suit. Not something we do every day but Raine has to give a speech in her Public Speaking class this week. Round 1 of parsing over the working women’s section:…

  • If I have to turn around one more time

    Some days are crazier than others around here. And yesterday was one of the crazier ones. I was running late sending Raine to college. She had a 10:00am class but by the time I pulled up at…

  • Giddy up and back to the grind

    Three days into the new year and I’m still expecting it to be Christmas next week. I wish! Either the holidays went all too quick or my internal clock is running slow. Gah! The reality is that…

  • Sugar fix

    I’m back from a 4-hour stretch of classes and all I can think of is this. My much-needed sugar fix. Thankfully this is one of those rare times when I do have a tub of ice-cream sitting…