Sadie’s Massacre

Sadie's Massacre
Thank goodness we love our sweet puppy.  She’s already chewed off the tail of her beloved monkey.  And now she has decided he was missing the green leaves of his native jungle.    

The Nighttime Swim

The Nighttime Swim
We are blessed to have a pool in our backyard. In this insane Arizona heat, it’s practically a necessity. During the Summer, we use it every day. Yes, seriously, every day. We would swim in the mornings. We would swim mid-day (after slathering on a ton of sunblock). We would swim in the evening before ...

Weekly Round Up – 8/23

Weekly Round Up - 8/23
Another week gone. Another week coming up. Such is life. D has been doing well with his soccer practices. I don’t know how these kids do it – running around in 110+ degrees. It’s insanity! He has a couple practices coming up this week and they have their first game. Time to dust off my ...

It’s The Little Things (or, New Pulls on Our Kitchen Cabinets Make Me Happy)

It's The Little Things (or, New Pulls on Our Kitchen Cabinets Make Me Happy)
In yesterday’s weekly round-up I mentioned that Mr. S and I had picked out some new hardware for the kitchen cabinets. If you’ve ever used a kitchen with cabinets lacking in pulls and knobs, you feel my pain.   The fingerprints. The broken or pushed back fingernails when pulling the drawers and doors open.  Annoying ...

8/16 Weekly Roundup

8/16 Weekly Roundup
Week 2 of D’s new school and we’re still alive. The homework hasn’t killed us and the soccer practices in 110+ degree heat hasn’t ended up in heat exhaustion, dry heaves or too much whining. (Let’s face it, I’d be whining a bit too, running around in this ugly, ugly heat). I’m over my thrift-store ...

My Love/Hate Relationships with Thrift Stores 1

My Love/Hate Relationships with Thrift Stores
Mr. S is a thrift store fanatic. I should get him a bumper sticker: I stop for thrift stores. I’m not kidding. Now, I like a good deal.  And I’ve found some treasures at thrift stores over the years. Textbooks I’ve resold for a few buckaroos, halloween costumes, furniture…so I’m not anti-thrift store by any ...

8/9 Weekly Wrap up

8/9 Weekly Wrap up
Oh what a week! I’m still in recovery mode. 😉 D went back to school. He started at a new school and thankfully, a few old buddies made the move as well. So he had the comfort of knowing some schoolmates already. I moved around a lot as a kid and it wasn’t rare for me to ...

Farewell, Lovely Tomato

I would’ve thought that giving up bread and cheese would be the toughest part of going Paleo. Not to say it hasn’t been difficult, but I’ve been eating well enough (I’m not starving, and I’m enjoying all of our meals so far) that it hasn’t been a real issue. Yet. But last night, I had ...

Weekly Round Up – 8/1

Weekly Round Up - 8/1
Wowza – it’s August! Am I the only one who is totally weirded out that it’s already August in 2015? Before you know it, Christmas will be here – yikes! I’m a fan of Christmas, but just not ready. Nope, I need time, baby. This week was a mixed bag. No writing got done. Yeah. ...

Going Paleo – Why the Sad Faces?? 1

I’ll admit, when I decided the family was going to start eating paleo, I was excited and scared at the same time. It seemed so daunting. Give up cheese? Insanity! Give up the half and half in my morning coffee? Get the hell outta here! Give up flour tortillas? I hate you with the passion ...