An Open Letter to Mosquitoes

Dear Mosquitoes: I am writing to inform you I am extremely disappointed in your recent behavior. Despite our lifelong feud, I have made every effort to make our coexistence easier. I have tried to ignore you hoping you would, in turn, ignore me. Not only did that not work, but it’s resulted in some of […]

Never Trust a Wasp

My oldest bundle of preciousness apparently inherited my near-sightedness. After school on Friday, the two of us went to pick up her new spiffy frames at the eye doctor, two miles away. She called our return time as we walked out the door, saying to my husband, “See you in 20 minutes!” Our eye doctor […]

Summer Break 2015: 105 Degrees Fahrenheit

In case you ever wanted to know what it was liked to be trapped inside due to risk of becomingĀ a human baked potato should you step outside, just mosey on down to the Houston area. The high yesterday was ONE HUNDRED AND FREAKING FIVE. Which is obviously what you want when summer break is winding […]

An Interesting Life

Today I was working on something that required a little reflection. As I looked back on my life, I have to say: It has not been boring. Many things I’ve shared on this blog. Many things I have not. I mean, how does one fit a post about the time I Got Paid to Be […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Pooh

My grocery store attracts a boring, mostly nondescript crowd. Still a diverse collection of shoppers but not so much so that anyone will start a website about them. I include myself in that boring, nondescript bunch and don’t mean it as an insult so much as a way to set the scene for you. I […]