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I was on TV when I was little
When I was a little kid I got to be on TV. I think the show was called Peggy's Place or maybe Debbie's World . . .
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Child chooses own baby book
"Bedtime!" I announced with a feigned attempt to hide my glee.

"But mom! What about dinner?"

Seriously. Why do they insist on eating three times a day? And how, after twenty-one years of parenting, do I still occasionally forget to feed them?

It's down to me and the two little ones in the house, so when hubby is out of town, we tend to get off schedule. I had them put their jammies on while I hurriedly scrambled eggs and toasted our two remaining slices of bread. Grocery store! That was the other thing I meant to do today.

I'd like to say the above scenario was because I had surgery recently, and I'm still recuperating. But the truth is, these things happen even when I'm one hundred percent healthy. I won't be winning any mother of the year awards anytime soon. Probably never.

I apologized to the kids for forgetting to feed them. "That's okay," my seven-year-old encouraged, "It's kind of convenient to lump dinner prayers and bedtime prayers together!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ginger is adding injury to insult
Oh, for Pete's sake! Another bra went missing. While packing for our trip, I made a last minute decision to toss my strapless model into the suitcase. Three times I rifled through my underwear drawer, but the rarely worn item had vanished.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Truitt's used to lounging around
"It is so weird that your parents are just lying in the middle of the floor like that."

I didn't think it was weird at all. My mom and dad often cuddled on the floor while watching T.V., but my friend Jackie saw it differently.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
She is fighting cabin fever
I don't want to discourage anyone, but it seems that I was correct in my assumption that we are never again going to see warm weather in this region of the country. It is nearly impossible to stay outdoors longer than a few minutes in these frigid temps, and people are starting to go a bit crazy with cabin fever. Last week it was reported that a mom in Cayuga not only completed her children's baby books, but she filled each one out in Klingon.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I like to stay as active as I can . . . at night
I have a pretty active nightlife. Occasionally, I find myself performing sultry tunes in a smoky lounge, or feverishly dancing with handsome men under the flashy lights of a discotheque, but these things don't happen as often as I'd like. More often than not, I'm desperate.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
More stubborn than a redheaded octopus
My oldest child is a redhead, also known as a "ginger kid." They say ginger kids do not have souls, but I know for a fact that she does. She stole mine during the potty training years. I had hoped to have her trained before her baby brother arrived, but I might as well have tried training an octopus to ice skate.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Say it ain't snow
Two months ago, I was whooping and hollering with excitement. "Snow! I love snow! Bring on the snow!!"

I'm not an outdoors person, but on the first two days of subzero temps, I spent more time outside than I have the last 12 summers combined. I was making snow angels, and digging through drifts just for fun. I took a broom and eagerly brushed the light, fluffy snow from our vehicles, laughing gaily when a mound blew from atop hubby's truck and landed squarely on my head. The air was still, the landscape pristine, and my heart was at peace.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Take me off the naughty list
During the holidays, I begin to lose any semblance of control over my life. Late night chats with Santa's elves cause me to lose sleep. Cheeseballs and egg nog cause me to gain weight (15lbs this year). And for some inexplicable reason, between Thanksgiving and Christmas I steadily lose the mental capacity to accomplish even the most basic household tasks. It's like I'm on Santa's naughty list, and instead of putting coal in my stocking, he chooses to sabotage my life.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Dinner texts are good for the heart
There is a picture floating around on Facebook of a couple sitting in a restaurant, staring at the screens on their phones. Thousands of people have commented, pronouncing judgment on everything from the condition of the couple's relationship to the state of our society.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014


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