At my old job, if a cockroach was spotted in the front office or hallway, I was the one who dealt with it. It wasn’t in my job description but beings how I didn’t run off screaming at the sight of them, it fell to me. I will now pause to discuss the two types… Read More All hail Lord Cockroach! (It’s only a matter of time.)
Most of our readers know we live in Minnesota and most of our readers – being the savvy, intelligent people they are – were aware our temps recently hit record lows (-59° wind chill). Hence, our deepest apologies if our hiatus caused you any worries. Rest assured. We are alive. In answer to your question… Read More Beating the brrr
Our kids came for a visit this last weekend. It’s their first visit since we moved here, the first they saw our new place, the first time they’ve been in Minnesota. Before they arrived, I told Husband how strange it felt. It was like I wanted to show off the place, impress them a little.… Read More No Worries: The Kids Are Alright
We made it. From our home of 17 years in Arizona to our new place in Minnesota, our move is complete. Currently we’re residing in the house we’re in the process of buying. The owners agreed to let us rent until closing, keeping us from having to move a second time (my gratitude knows no bounds).… Read More On Moving, New Homes, and a Harrowing Incident Involving Cat Poop
At this moment I’m in Minnesota house-hunting. Wish me luck. In the meantime, to keep you all amused and this blog on a regular schedule, Husband gave me permission to share a few more pictures from his youth. Whatta guy! First up, the pink suit… There are a few things Husband wants you to know:… Read More A Pink Suit, Marching Band, and Soggy Cereal
As much criticism leveled against public schools nowadays, it might be tempting to think it was better in the past. Back when there was no standardized testing or government interference, back when parents had complete control. Then you read something about that earlier time and you realize it was only the rich who could afford… Read More School Stories From Olden Days: Trust Me, We Got it Better
Hey gang, did you catch the 27th Annual AriZoni Awards? Or as we AZ dwellers affectionately call them, “the Zoni’s”. (Really, if your state name lends itself to such a great rip-off on the Tony’s, how do you not use it?) The Zoni’s recognize excellence in community theater in our Valley, and this year we… Read More The Best of Community Theater — Zoni Style!
I’m sure this is a fine establishment. A lovely bed and breakfast in the historic downtown area of Glendale Arizona. All the same, I rather not take a chance. Good morning, ma’am. How did you sleep? I hope the room was to your satisfaction? Well, yes, only I kept hearing footsteps in the room above… Read More Would You Stay Here?
Note: Since I’m on vacation, I’m giving you a rerun. This first appeared on June 3, 2015, back when I was new to blogging and had about 10 followers. It relates a childhood memory of mine that involved murder and explosives, as all good memories do. Also, the post includes a recipe because when I… Read More My Glorious Summer of ’76