Simple projects often turn into epic adventures

It’s funny how a simple, small project can often lead to a larger project and then to another and another until you are somehow cutting down a tree.

This happened to me recently when I had a few days off of work and decided to cut the grass in the yard.

“This will be easy,” I thought to myself smugly. “I sure am smart.” Continue reading “Simple projects often turn into epic adventures”

Tales of a good and bad summer weekend

It was a good news/bad news kind of weekend. Here are a few examples:

I finally got the hedges trimmed again so that they look nice. It was a lot of work, but I feel pretty good about it.

Along with trimming the hedges, I also trimmed the poison ivy hidden in the backyard. I feel pretty itchy about it

It finally stopped raining and it looks beautiful outside.

It’s too hot to actually go outside. It’s so hot that when I was taking a shower earlier today, I ran out of cold water. Continue reading “Tales of a good and bad summer weekend”

Pets provide me with unconditional love! (Except when they are annoyed with me)

The pets at my house are often annoyed with me.

We have a small dog and a small cat in our family, and they bring us incredible amounts of joy and hair.

And while I know they love us and appreciate how we feed them, house them and assist them in different ways, I often notice how I seem to be annoying them. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “Pets provide me with unconditional love! (Except when they are annoyed with me)”

A few items that perplex me as a parent

As a parent, I have watched children conquer physics, learn new languages and reach great academic heights, yet still apparently be clueless about how the dishwasher works.

It is one of the great mysteries of life, and it often baffles me. Do they think the dishes get clean just from setting them in the sink? Why not just put the dishes right into the dishwasher? Do they not realize that you can decipher if the dishwasher is clean or dirty by opening it and looking inside?

Continue reading “A few items that perplex me as a parent”