Now I Know in Part

Yesterday, my kids and I went with my parents and my sister to the state fair. I haven’t been since I was little and my kids have never been. I was totally pumped to eat fried food, ride dangerous carnival rides, and watch my little girls get their faces painted. Toward the end of the [Read More...]

Just A Few Late-Night Things

First. Doctor Who. Oh Holy Frak-tasticness First, I realize that there are those of you out there who do not understand (nor cannot understand) the…how shall I say it?…earth-shattering AWESOMENESS that is Doctor Who.  And to you I say (in the words of David Tennant), I’m so sorry. So very sorry.  Look, you can remedy [Read More...]

Look At That

over there ——————————–> My first blog award! Thanks, Vincenzo! Also, stop by The Crescat’s new place at Patheos! I was seriously worried about losing the Fulton Sheen quote, but it’s still there, so my loyalty remains. I’m sure the Crescat is relieved to hear it. Happy Saturday! [Read more...]

House of Horrors, Part III

I imagine this is how the Ogre felt upon arrival. We spent that night, the first night of the Ogre’s arrival, on a mattress in the play room. The play room has wood floors, making cleaning up the vomit easier than in any other room. The girls were beside us on camp mattresses, and between [Read More...]

Just a Quick Interlude

First, thank you all so much for voting for me in the Cannonballs. Guess what? I won! I am currently basking in my slightly-above-average mediocrity. Later I’ll be basking in vodka, too, which will just tie this day together in a neat little bow of triumph and tragedy. I know you’re all on the edge [Read More...]

FYI

Thank you for your votes! Although the Crescat has not made it official yet, I believe that I have won the “Most Under Appreciated Blog” category. I’ll let you know when I know for sure. Last night, I woke up in a cold sweat at 4 a.m. and began to pray furiously that I would [Read More...]

House of Horrors, part II

When we left you, I had made the decision to take my middle child to the hospital. After six hours of solid puking and (TMI alert) diarrhea, she was pale, her lips grey, her eyes sunken, and she was beyond lethargic. I was advised by my pediatrician, Sasha Feroce, and the Ogre to take her [Read More...]

Sunday, Sunday

Gah, what a day. My House of Horrors post is currently being worked on, but I just wanted to let you guys know that today is the last day to vote for the Cannonball Awards. Since I’m getting my rear handed to me in the competition, I’d really appreciate if you vote for me. Or [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

I promise to finish the tale of the plague tomorrow, but I haven’t participated in quick takes in a while, so I figured I might as well make the most of this Friday. #7 Seriously, though, there are small people everywhere today. Sasha Feroce is shooting a wedding this weekend, the Coach has to work [Read More...]

House of Horrors, part 1

There I was last Wednesday night, drinking wine and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with my sister-in-law, happily anticipating the arrival of my Ogre the following evening. Sienna had completed all of her homework for her second day of her homeschooling co-op, it was all neatly hole-punched and safely stowed in her binder, her lunch [Read More...]


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