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”
On Christmas Day of 1975, my family moved out of our home in Denver, Colorado.
My father, who was a Lutheran minister, had accepted a call to Ohio, and yes, we moved on Christmas Day when I was 5. Continue reading “What are your memories of Christmas past?”
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”
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)”
After spending much of the last week dealing with the flu, I felt it was important to share some of my thoughts and experiences. Continue reading “Flu fighter, my battle with the flu”
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”