Monthly Archives: May 2012

Taming the Yard

This weekend, the Imp and I made 150 sugar cookies to frost. We hoped to take some to the new neighbors that moved in, but the frosting isn’t setting (guess we’ll have to keep this batch and make another one). … Continue reading

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Ponderings of a Middle Child

About a week ago, the Gremlin came to me with something he had been giving a lot of thought…. “I look like a gourd.” I turned around and looked at him, confused. “No, really Mom, if I were in a … Continue reading

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Pack Hunting

Yesterday, a neighbor showed up looking frantically for their cat. This neighbor is in the KNOW, of all that happens in the neighborhood. Apparently, there is a pack of coyotes running through the dry riverbed at night. They showed up … Continue reading

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Invasion

Guess what we found this weekend!? These little creepy-crawlies were in, on, or around our house. First we found several black widows This one has 2 egg sacs Then we found we have a wasps….notice that a different spider has … Continue reading

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Test Subjects

Yesterday was the dreaded…..”Let’s find a family doctor that takes our insurance and can handle all 5 family member’s needs” appointment. I am always the guinea pig. I go in, get a feel for how it’s run, wait times, grumpy … Continue reading

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When Gran Turismo meets Driver’s Ed

We are in the midst of teaching driver’s ed to the Sarge. He is doing fairly well and LOVES to drive. He is not loving the classroom work, but we are plodding through it, and seeing him apply it to … Continue reading

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Garden Plans

When we moved in, we had grand plans of landscaping and out buildings. It’s going to take a bit more time than we thought, to gather materials and do it right….. but we started to lay plans on Mother’s Day. … Continue reading

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