Dec 15, 2015
My 2015 Reading List
Last year I read 13 books and felt pretty good about myself. Then I read a book review from someone this year who had read 53 books this year. 53! My humble list below is much better than last year but is nowhere near that level of dedication.
I'm publishing my list a couple of weeks early this year because I doubt that I'll finish another book before the year ends.Read more...
Apr 5, 2015
Florida, Easter, Curling, Life
It appears that winter has finally released its icy grip on those of us here in Wisconsin and with tulips starting to peek through the soil in the garden it is time to recap the last couple of months.Read more...
Mar 13, 2015
Matouk's Hot Pepper Sauce
Matouk's Hot Pepper Sauce is almost undoubtedly the only food—perhaps the only thing—that has ever come to our house from Trinidad and Tobago.Read more...
Jan 14, 2015
This morning I jokingly asked Dinah if she was going to swim like a fish or sink like a stone at swimming lessons today.Read more...
Jan 1, 2015
My 2014 Reading List
Unlike last year and the year before, I didn't get to sixteen books this year. In fact, there were long stretches of the year where I didn't even have book started. Regardless, I still polished off a fair number of books.Read more...
Nov 30, 2014
We hosted Thanksgiving this year and one of the advantages is that you get to choose the menu. As usual, when we host Thanksgiving, we steered clear of the traditional menu.Read more...
Nov 17, 2014
Last year I put up my Christmas lights in early November because it was a a relatively nice fall day and the forecast said the the next week or so was going to be cold and snowy. Well, it got cold and snowy and didn't let up until Spring arrived in April. I felt pretty smug that I didn't have to go up on the roof in the cold and snow to put up some lights but it was odd that the cold and snow arrived and never let up.Read more...
Nov 10, 2014
It seems like all of the clothes and linens in our house are labeled with drying instructions of "Tumble Dry Low. Remove Promptly."Read more...
Nov 9, 2014
Sarah bought me a cover for my Kindle that has pictures of numerous Marvel superheroes on it. I've been reading a book on the Kindle this week so the kids have seen me carrying it around.Read more...
Oct 27, 2014
Dinah sometimes just kills me with her use of language.
Today she was in the basement with Sarah. Dinah was just humming away, probably one of her current favorites like "B-I-N-G-O". Anyway, after a couple of minutes of humming she very proudly said, "Mommy, I'm hummus-ing!"Read more...