If you were reading me over the holidays last year, you probably recall a friendly little competition with Kelly, the overzealous neighbor across the street. She took so much pleasure in taunting me with her holiday display I started referring to her as Christmas Light Kelly. Gauntlets were thrown as we each tried to out-illuminate … Continue reading Six-Pack of Giant Spiders
It has been freakin’ cold here lately. So cold, my words froze in midair this morning; I had to thaw them out in a frying pan before Tara could hear what I said. We ended up taking everything out of the freezer and huddling inside to keep warm. Three pints of ice cream are now … Continue reading Octember, Anyone?
All Work and No Play Makes Mark a Dull Boy
Happy Halloween! I keep forgetting that today's the big day, to be honest. It's been nearly a month since the kids and I went to the pumpkin patch, and the gourds we picked out that day are still sitting here, uncarved. Now that they're back at their mom's house for the week (the kids - … Continue reading All Work and No Play Makes Mark a Dull Boy
Real Apples Have Bruises
I love farmer's markets. Can't get enough of them. Seriously. There's something about seeing all that fresh produce out on display that gets my heart pumping. I'm not even sure why. It's all organic (naturally), which means, the apples have bruises, the pears are splotchy, and the carrots sometimes resemble the gnarled, warty fingers of … Continue reading Real Apples Have Bruises