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Teeth Brushin’

Where did the weekend go? Probably the same place rhetorical questions go to die. Either or, I know at least forty-three percent of it was spent trying to avoid thinking about the fact the pool opens this week and I still need a swimsuit. But, [...]

The Neti Pot Theory

“Would you like another pepper?” It’s the number one question Sundance has asked since I started on this quest that is trying to figure out what’s going on with my ear.Gladly, I nod and accept another jalapeno and keep [...]

Ten Signs It’s Time to Call Your Stylist

Last night, I realized I haven’t been in the hair salon for a year. Quickly, I calculated… “If January comes after November, and this is a leap year, tabulating the square root of the Fourth of July on a Sunday and the Spring [...]

I’ll Raise You a Roll of Wax Paper and Some Emotional Trauma

Have you ever had one of those moments where your dog kills a snake in the backyard and you’re obviously not going to be the one to throw it away, so you ask your husband to take care of it, but he says something like, “Why don’t [...]

Serves Me Right

A couple of days ago, the twins found a thirty-five count pack of envelopes in my room, opened it, and sealed every, last one. I now have zero envelopes. Ok, now that we’ve gotten last week’s parenting high point out of the way, [...]

Odds and Ends

First off, I’d just like to say the entries in this month’s caption contest are killing me. In a good way. Keep at it, folks. The sunshine you’re sprinkling in my life is invaluable. It’s also valuable. Additionally, [...]

The Weak Survivalist

Now is the winter of my discontent. Actually, it’s discontented pretty much everyone in this great country of ours, but it’s trying particularly hard to put the last nail in the coffin by gifting me with a cold to beat all colds. [...]

Hermits and Hounds

Morning Readers, I’m not sure if there’s some type of international hermit competition, but if so, I should probably consider entering. As long as it doesn’t involve me leaving the house. Maybe I just answered my question. At [...]

This Time, On CSI: Kansas

They it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. But I’m not sure. The emotion of this weekend is still raw and unfettered. And you know what’s even worse? I probably have to sacrifice thirty minutes [...]

An Even Keel

And in a shocking turn of events, nothing remotely exciting, horrifying, or destructive happened this weekend. I know, I’m suspicious too. I swear there’s something I’m missing. (Granted, the twins did figure out how to get [...]