It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. —Voltaire, 1751

Vacation comforts

Posted: July 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

We weren’t here 10 minutes when Pong put out the Lego people.

Ping told Mark that he likes how comfortable it is here, how familiar.

Now if we could just come more often.


February is sick month

Posted: February 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

The last week of January I came down with a cold.  That turned into a sinus infection.  That cleared up only to get a virus.  That turned into bronchitis, that turned into pneumonia.  That turned into sinus infection #2.  I’m on my 3rd set of antibiotics and have taken umpteen days worth of steriods (yes, I have roid rage).  I’m OVER IT.   I’d rather have a broken leg or two less toes or be sick to my stomach.  This head –> chest –> head –> chest –> head stuff is for the birds.

So all three of my boys have gone off to Pensacola for a soccer tournament this weekend – and left me here to my sickness.  Normally, a weekend to myself would be AMAZING!  Filled with SHOPPING!  And a MOVIE!  And jewelry classes!  And OTHER THINGS!  But no, I’m barely able to hoist myself out of bed.

Stuck inside means CRAFTS people.  So stay tuned for Sunday or Monday when I’ll surely have great new creative things to share.  [Right?]


Posted: April 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

Leo:  There really is this girl in Russia that has ESP.

Me: I wonder if she needs a job.

Me: Sam go out on the back deck and shuck the corn

Leo: Sam, what the HECK where’s the corn?

Sam: I chucked it off the back deck.


Posted: January 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: kids | No Comments »

“Mama, H-E-double-hockey-sticks isn’t always a cuss word. Just when you put the “what the” or the “where the” in front of it.”

“Mama, if you hadn’t of fed me that stuff for dinner, I wouldn’t be so gassy.”


Posted: January 14th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: kids | No Comments »


me: Hello?

Claire: This is Claire, may I speak with Sam?

me: Sure … Sam! Phone!

Sam: Hello? Yes. I know. Me too Claire. I can’t wait to see you either. I love you too, Claire.

hangs up

ooooh, a bonus!

Posted: October 6th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: kids | No Comments »

Sam: Wanna hear my new song I wrote for the guitar?

Mark: Sure, Sam. *Mark listens to Sam’s new song* That’s really good, Sam. If you become a big star like Springsteen, you’re gonna have to give your Mama backstage passes.

Sam: Papa … if I become as big as Springsteen, I’ll give her passes AND free popcorn!

Sam carries on the humor …

Posted: September 26th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: kids | No Comments »

Sam: Mama, today at Primrose, everyone was picking on ___ and I said, “hey, everyone, just because ___ is unique doesn’t mean you should pick on him.”

Me: How is ___ unique?

Sam: He always has stuff coming out of his nostrils.

Biscuit Bandit

Posted: September 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: kids | No Comments »

Asst. Principal: Mrs. Swanger, I need to make you aware of an incident this morning at school.

Me: *sigh* ok.

Asst. Principal: We caught Leo stealing.

Me: Leo …huh … what!?!? Leo? Uh, ok. What did he steal?

Asst. Principal: A chicken biscuit.

Family fun according to Sam …

Posted: July 7th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: kids | 1 Comment »

I found this in all the work Sam brought home on the last day of school. What the ___?


Reptiles Unite!

Posted: June 21st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »