Wolf Moon

Did you know some full moons had names? I didn’t either until a dear friend of mine opened up a bakery and called it Harvest Moon. She had these lovely placards instead of numbers that she would place on tables while the food was being cooked so they could remember what customer got what. IContinue reading “Wolf Moon”

Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain

It’s winter and many places all over the US are getting some snow. It’s that time of the year after all. However, thanks to climate change, global warming, etc. there are some crazy amounts being dumped in various areas. Snow is exciting for kids of all ages. At the first sign of the possibility, theContinue reading “Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain”

Girl Scout Cookie Widow

Most of you have heard of a football widow, right? That’s when the woman is ignored while her husband is obsessed with football season. He leaves her alone while he watches football on every tv and station in the house. Nobody I love cares that much about any sport ball. Girl Scouts are another story.Continue reading “Girl Scout Cookie Widow”

FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022

My daughter just had her kickoff meeting yesterday and learned what this year’s competition is about THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION. It is called Rapid React. I am super excited bout the new season. At first glance these FIRST competitions just look like fun and games but there is a lot behind the scenes. This yearContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022”

PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion

Is that a real thing? I’m trying to put a finger on how I feel right now and that is what came out of my mouth as I was trying to explain it to my spouse. Here is what I mean. As a mom I have to make all sorts of decisions for my childrenContinue reading “PANDEMIC Decision Exhaustion”

My Trips Are Cancelled

AGAIN. The pandemic is far from over. It was feeling like it was tolerable though. I was able to have my November birthday gathering with 7 people INDOORS. We were very socially distanced but it almost felt normal. I was able to see my sister for the holidays in her lovely home and the kidsContinue reading “My Trips Are Cancelled”

Do Animals Know Their Names?

Obviously human animals know their names. Sometimes, when mom would call out my name I would pretend that I could not “hear” her but I KNEW she was calling me. When I call for my cat, Ivan, he comes but is he coming because he knows IVAN is his name or is he just comingContinue reading “Do Animals Know Their Names?”

We ALMOST Got Another Cat

Yes, you read that right. We’ve been a one cat family for a long time but each of us had a dream about an orange cat or kitten. That made us enjoy telling each other the stories and laughing. Slowly we all started to wonder if it meant we wanted another cat. So we consideredContinue reading “We ALMOST Got Another Cat”