A Tale of Two Hotties

on July 16, 2015

We went to watch Squish dance in the state fair today– her brother dances tomorrow, but I may be able to get away with making Chicken take them both while I try to prep for New York next week, we’ll see. Anyway– after weaseling out of the Midway we told younger kids that they could… Read More

Overheard in My House Today

on July 15, 2015

Me: ZB, you smell funny. When was the last time you bathed? ZB: Uh… Me: Was it another country? ZB: Yes. Me: Change that. RIGHT NOW! * * * Squish: The little dog threw up! Me: Clean it up! Squish: Why does she keep doing that? Chicken: Because she lives on a steady diet of… Read More

Dear Summer–

on July 14, 2015

Where did you go? It just occurred to me that I’ve been waiting for months for you to start! You were going to start when I got back from RT, but there was that whole flu bug thing that about killed me.  And then there was the kid’s getting out of school, followed by their… Read More

He’s back.

on July 13, 2015

And we’re so happy to have him. And now, to go watch the 700 pictures he took while he was away– Europe? Your loss is our gain 🙂

The Cats Came Back…

on July 11, 2015

 Squish spent last night at her grandma and grandpa’s– they put her on a horse, taught her how to make banana cream pie, took her shopping, and took her to see a movie. Today, completely spoiled and very happy, she returned home. *purrrrrrrrrrrrr* Today, after taking her big brother to the mall, meeting his friends,… Read More

Sorry– Date Night Got in the Way of the Blog…

on July 10, 2015

Okay– I’m not really sorry at all.  But Date Night got in the way, and really, all we did was go shopping for Mate’s suit to wear to the RITA’s. He looks damned sharp, right? And aren’t the ties pretty? Had to take a picture of a rainbow of men’s wear. And Zoomboy– he’s looking… Read More

Some Observations on Blues Brothers

on July 9, 2015

Squish, Big T, Chicken, Mate and I watched Blues Brothers tonight, and the following things were said: Squish: Is that Princess Leia with a rifle? Chicken: Technically it’s a Bazooka. Big T: Isn’t a rocket launcher? Squish: But it IS Princess Leia, right? Chicken and Big T: Yes– yes it is. She’s not a bad… Read More

Good Morning Moments…

on July 7, 2015

Good Morning Moments: A.  Michael Bay movies may be like roller coasters, but roller coasters make me want to throw up. B.  Does everyone want coffee?  Yes, no, yes– honestly, doesn’t matter. What matters? The dogs are going for a ride. C.  Showers are optional when going for coffee. D.  Dear political e-mailing demons– if… Read More

*Kermit Flail* Monday! June!

on July 6, 2015

Wow! See, when I first started *Kermit Flail*,  more than a year ago, I did it because a few people had asked me nicely if they could use my blog.  I didn’t really have a forum for other people to speak here– it was mostly me blathering on and on and on… (Check it out–… Read More

And for my day off I…

on July 6, 2015

*  Fourth of July was marked by a landmark event.  I cooked.  I made potato salad and big bowls of strawberries.  All stand in awe of my prowess and dedication to the holiday that Mate and I have mostly thought of as an opportunity to huddle in the air conditioning and watch movies.  *Amy bows*… Read More