• Long days and the deception of work

    When my morning alarm goes off, I jump up with a start thinking that I’ve overslept because the sun’s shining so bright it’s like high noon outside. I stumble across to my cell phone at the other…

  • 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…

  • Working up to that holiday feeling

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You do not see any photos of my bread or fruit cake. That’s because they are still stuck in Raine’s phone waiting to be offloaded to my computer. But this…

  • Rebooting that morning routine

    Since I took on my teaching gig, my gym time has suffered. a. lot. Initially I thought I’d still be able to squeeze in one or two mornings a week. Turns out that between my class schedule…

  • Need a break

    Whew, glad the weekend is here. It’s been an incredibly crazy week in the Hip household. Hip2bDaughter1 is smack in the middle of her finals AND trying to plan her schedule for next semester. Is this National…

  • Always a blast

    Have I ever mentioned what a blast I have with the classes I teach? Truth is I do, and this time, it’s no different. I have a class of students from far-flung countries. It’s a mix of…

  • How may I NOT help you?

    For the past few weeks, Steev’s been working part-time at a service center. His job is to help the customer get a number, fill out a form and wait their turn. Now if you’ve been reading my…