Sauerkraut…and a Bar

I did some new things this week. For one, I made sauerkraut. (Yep, totally had to look up how to spell it correctly.) I've had it before as a kid and detested it, but like other foods, I've developed a taste for items previously not preferred. So pretty and purple! The recipes online all say … Continue reading Sauerkraut…and a Bar

My Job

It has been nearly 2.5 years since I made the decision to no longer eat anything with a face. I'll gladly offer resources and information when requested, but am not out to convert others to become vegetarian or vegan. (I will never be accepted in the vegan camp becuase I still have a leather couch, … Continue reading My Job

Changes

We have recently moved for the 9th time in about 12 years. It's been a chaotic few weeks with packing and unpacking, and then for good measure we threw in a dog CCL surgery! We are loving the new digs and the ocean of cardboard boxes is slowly diminishing.  San Diego doesn't get winter weather, … Continue reading Changes

Milestones and Mermaids

Hannah eyeing the pregnant lady in the lounge chair, we made our way over to a shaded table to plunk down our towels and kick off flip flops for an afternoon poolside. The kids love the pool. Without fail they inquire the precise time we will be going to swim each morning. Kids off and … Continue reading Milestones and Mermaids

April Fools’ Day

"Hey Hannah," I said, motioning her over to her Easter basket loot. "Do you remember eating these?" I asked, pointing to the Cadbury mini eggs. "No....well, kind of..." she replied. "These are your dad's FAVORITE Easter candies. I thought you'd really like them, too," I explained. Ever trying to include a deployed parent into daily … Continue reading April Fools’ Day

Go Big or Go Home

I haven't felt like I've had much to write about lately. Much of that comes from just being too busy, tired, in the midst of deployment, blah, whatever - to put forth the energy to make coherent sentences. I often identify with Solomon in Ecclesiastes..."there is nothing new under the sun" Ecc. 1:4-11 when it … Continue reading Go Big or Go Home

Ready

To say I hate bugs would be an understatement. I've dealt with cane spiders (the size of my hand!), centipedes, and B52 bomber cockroaches in Hawaii, large and small spiders that crawl up the bath drain in Washington, water moccasins and fire ants in Florida and of course the beloved scorpions, mutant mosquitoes, crickets, wolf … Continue reading Ready

40 Thoughts

As of yesterday, I have survived 40 years on the planet.I am not blah because I'm depressed about getting older. I'm just blah for no reason. My love is deployed and it sucks. We are in the last few days of summer before school starts. The kids are blah. It's hot as hades here (110-115 … Continue reading 40 Thoughts

Fool Me Once…

Rehab stays, divorce, infidelity, cops breaking up fights between suburban mothers, and inflammatory gossip running through it all. "This is why people don't speak with their neighbors anymore," I've thought on more than one occasion, or "This crap would make a reality tv show look tame..." Hearing neighborhood gossip, the words said behind my back … Continue reading Fool Me Once…