My grandmother told me, “Do the worst thing first.” Her philosophy is that if you do the worst task first, you’ll be done with it and on to the next before you know it. And you know what? It works. I ran super-early in the morning this weekend – the absolute worst thing to have […]
I’ve been giving my mom a little Shannah-specialty assist over the past month. A tweak here and there on something she’s written, a draft for a bio statement, and suggestion or two for a fun contest at her office. My mom sent a text to let me know that she’d won the contest that I’d […]
It’s hard to believe that two years have passed already! Yesterday afternoon, The Niece moved out (heading on to university) and The Hayleys are back to a family of two (four, if you could two spoiled-think-they’re-people furbabies) for the first time since August 21, 2009. And as all student moves go, this one was not free […]
There’s a push for “Thankfulness” making the rounds on Facebook. While I’m not participating, it’s been interesting to read what my friends are feeling thankful for these days. However, today I feel the need to express thankfulness. We’re heading at noon to East Texas to celebrate the life of a good friend – a very […]
We had the Hayley-Home-To-Be inspected yesterday. The house has a major problem with exterior wood trim, but we knew about that when we bought it. (That’s why the house is such a great deal!) The house also has various and sundry other small problems. Nothing that will keep us from closing the deal – but […]
No matter how rushed you are… No matter how low you set the power level… No matter how few of seconds you set for the cook time… Never melt butter in the microwave in a plastic cup. Especially if it’s your Dad’s plastic cup.
Well, we finally know how to be married – we spent this weekend at a marriage conference! We’ve been married a long time – almost double digits! Nine years in the bank. Nine years hitched. Nine years with the same last name. Pretty cool stuff. (By the way, have I mentioned that our 9-year anniversary […]
I think I am a curmudgeon. At the very least, I’m becoming out of touch. You see, I read the celeb rags;well, I glance at People and am faithful to eonline.com. I’ve noticed a trend that I just don’t get – the combo name. Brangelina, Beniffer, Jacket (from Lost), and on it goes. Am I crazy here […]