Comfort and Limitations
It’s dark when the alarm goes off and my husband hits the snooze button to squeeze a few more precious minutes of sleep from his restless night. I lay there not quite wanting to open my eyes and tentatively move my sore limbs, regretting my decision to tear down a fence in the back only […]
School Underway and All Systems Go…so far.
With the first week of school under our belt, life should settle into a comfortable, but relentless pace. Sounds dramatic, even if it isn’t wholly accurate. Suffice it to say it should be relentless for the RTR and I, who are most comfortable in our house potato state. We prefer to characterize ourselves as easily […]
You, Too, Can Organize and Decorate with Teens
The Resident Teen Rocker turned 16 while we were in Italy last month. Other than giving him a card that had our family’s required elements of butts, farting, or both, and singing Happy Birthday as horribly as we pridefully aim to, he didn’t have a candle to blow out. Now that I think of it, […]
That Summer Feeling
It’s the last day of school and because 99.9% of us have spent time in a seat in a classroom counting the days and minutes and seconds until we could say, “It’s the last day of school!” we know it’s a special day. And then there’s another portion of us who stood in that classroom […]
Teenagers, school, and grey hair.
How do we get to Friday so quickly now when it used to seem as if it was forever hovering in the distance of my pseudo nine-to-five work week? It’s amazing, and I’m left feeling yet again that I need some kind of a drive through where I can order a few more hours each […]
Choices & Consequences: Dubious at Best
Looky, Mom! I got an A on my report card! Your Vocabulary Score: A- Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!You must be quite an erudite person. How’s Your Vocabulary? And the RTR does fairly well in that area also, but suffice it to say the school shenanigans have surfaced again. In other words, periods of time […]