The Deer

Woodland creatures freak me out.  Don’t get me wrong…I’m not an animal hater… I walk around holding my cat-like it’s a baby.  But in the wild…or the confines of my neighborhood…or upon encounter on my morning run….just not a fan. It all started when I realized that those low flying birds at daybreak are not, in fact, birds, crossing over in front of my…

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The Broken Bunny

In an adventure to the craft store, my oldest daughter fell in love with a broken bunny.  Anxious to pick out a craft in preparation for what could be yet another snow day tomorrow, she and I both decided that a cute little cloth bunny would be the perfect guinea pig for us as we learn to sew. If only my three-year old were…

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The Smack.

It started with lying on the ground on her back in protest.  It then escalated into shrill screams directed at me with no purpose other than to rattle my eardrums.  Next up, the foot stomping…often paired with the screaming.  When that got old, my two year old began to experiment with words.  Telling me “NO!” soon became boring.  So she took it up another…

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The Bump.

There’s a lot of jokes out there about getting bumped in the head, and I think they all must have been written by folks who really have had ‘their bell rung.’  Two days after I opened the car door into my head with enough force to warrant three stitches, I still feel a little like those cartoon characters that sit there with Tweety Birds…

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The Best Christmas Present Ever.

I just took my Christmas tree down yesterday.  I had literally almost forgotten it was there.  Significant, because about a week and a half ago, I was sitting in the family room of our little lake house, feeling as if my Christmas tree was going to eat me.  A bit of a dream to live down the street from Lake Erie, my husband and…

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