"Well, at least the washer is new so there won't be that deployment gremlin," I chuckled two days ago as we folded clothes together, getting him all packed up for what will be our LAST separation. Letting the kids finish up the school year, we are staying behind for a few months while he goes … Continue reading Hair on Fire
"Can I go with you to the grocery store? I have a list." "Uhhh, okay," I responded from the shower. "What did you need to buy?" I asked. "Lemons, sugar, a pitcher, cups, and straws. PLEASE Mom! Please! I have always wanted to do this. It's summer...." She'd been asking to do a lemonade stand … Continue reading When Dad Buys You Lemons…
Riding down the road with the family towing our new (to us)-going-to-be-the-best-summer-ever-camper, I gripped the "oh $h1#!" handle on my side as the vehicle miles in front of us tapped his brakes. My husband laughed as I told him, "I love how the dumb handle in the car gives me the illusion that I could … Continue reading Plot Twist!
"Tell me which of his classes to take! Make me love him," the message read. "Huh?" I thought, slightly taken aback. How do you make someone love a particular instructor? I don't think you can. I've taken classes all my life. Most of us have. Formal schooling as a kid, college, and even on the … Continue reading Teach
I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable … Continue reading Scary
I love food, and part of my plant-based cooking excursions have been to incorporate as many healthy habits, as well as recipes, into our routine. It's been scary fun *interesting* testing out various internet recipe finds on my family. My husband grew up eating meat and typical American fare, so finding recipes that 1. don't … Continue reading Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes
Quarantining, pandemics, civil unrest, politics, hurricanes and typhoons, 2020 you're not playing. Like many people, current events and a near-constant onslaught of horrifying information coming at us over this year has left me antsy. We covered an overview of American History this year in homeschool. We discussed not only what was in the text book, … Continue reading Do Something. Anything.
I was able to escape my family yesterday for an outing (with masks and social distancing, of course) and took my 2 little dogs for the adventure. I met up with my mom and our friends and walked nearly 3 miles around Coupeville, WA - which is a lot for little dogs with short legs! … Continue reading Corona-Style Visits
With the playgrounds closed, the only thing there is to do lately is to go on walks, hikes, or bike rides. (Or bake). I love to cook and bake as much as the next person, but I can only eat so much sourdough bread. I started painting rocks. I thought it might bring a smile … Continue reading Corny Things
Everywhere we look we see signs of the virus, steps to prevent the spread and the inescapable ads and emails of every single company telling us 'we are all in this together'. People wearing masks when out getting groceries. The lack of the need of gasoline for a car that spends days in the driveway. … Continue reading Human-ing