When we were kids growing up in Virginia, there was a city park across the street. My brother Albacore and I, and all our friends, played there. The city staffed the park in the summers and they’d bring out crafts and games and sports equipment. I made our mom some KICK ASS plastic bead bracelets,Continue reading “About that time my brother broke a kid’s jaw…”
I have been enjoying getting to know my nieces and nephews this last year. They are, when taken objectively and as a whole, the most brilliant and appealing littles ever born on the face of the planet earth. Yesterday, my nephew Maximum M visited with his ‘rents and his grand-‘rent. He’s six. He performed aContinue reading “The Snakelady sells feathers to small children”
I’m grateful for my family. I’m grateful for my life experiences, good, bad, and indifferent, because they’ve made me who I am. I’m grateful that I’m on not the turkey on the platter today!
I graduated in Detroit on a sunny, May day with hubby and my mother in attendance. I bought a new coral dress for the occasion, we got hubby a matching tie, and I got a wrist corsage. Aunt Charlotte did indeed haul three cakes from Lake Erie for the family party. She also did theContinue reading “18: I am the Snake Lady Librarian”
This is our last day with Hubby’s sister and our nieces. On Wednesday, we went up north and spent the day at Colonial Michilamack-that’s the historic fort in Mackinaw City with archaeological digs and plenty of room to run around and buildings to go into. Little K (who is 7 – but will be 8Continue reading “Travels with Big K and Little K”
I can’t tell whose having a better time! The girls or Scout! He is a source of endless diversion and so far they have not tired of him in the least (nor he of them). They have pets at home and the occasional playful nip or even a little scratch doesn’t bother them. I’m prettyContinue reading “Our nieces are visiting!”
The adventure of Hurricane Matthew continues… I’m a Gen-Xer. A former latchkey kid. Raised to be independent and to get what I’m willing to settle for. A grown woman who is used to fending for herself. A feminist who doesn’t need help from a man. A professional who takes care of business. And I don’tContinue reading “Yes, You May Step In and Save Me Now”