Fresh Strawberries

We have had an extremely busy week.  This past week was the Strawberry Festival!  In this small town everything stops and pauses for nine days around this event.  The festival has food trucks, parades, eating contests, pageants, live music, crafts, kid events, contests, games and a carnival.  Each day of the week offers something new…

Heating Topics

I believe we are in the clear of our previous pesky situation.   Nine days after my discovery of those nasty creepy crawlers the school issued a letter home speaking to numerous outbreaks throughout different classrooms.  They also started sending the nurse to each class to do head checks.  I guess late is better than…

First Snow Fall

It has been a while, this I know, but I found myself in a place of darkness and eagerness to rant.  Instead of going off on things and strongly stating my opinions on irritations, I decided to take a step back, allowing my mind to settle. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season and vacation time.  I…

Foggy Disaster

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend!  I know that we enjoyed ours!  Thanksgiving means counting down to all our December events!  My birthday is on the 6th, the twins on the 12th, and then we prepare for Christmas!  We also have a Girl Scout ceremony and a parade to be apart…

Old Fashion Catch 22

My electronics and equipment have taken way like the trees to shed and hop to be reborn into something new in the spring. A few weeks ago when I was mowing the jungle of grass that has been growing wildly while the house has been unoccupied my mower decided to stop working.  I found it…

Adjusting to Spills

Good morning or afternoon to all those joining me on the East Coast.  I am settling down to have some coffee as I transition from upstairs to downstairs.  It is Sunday which means obsessive cleaning day.  I call it obsessive because I clean the house a little bit everyday.  I sweep the floors daily, I vacuum daily,…

Screaming Potlucks & Knockout Decisions

School’s out for summer! Everytime I hear this phrase I automatically burst into song and think of the 1996 horror cult classic Scream. I am not sure why this is my go to movie when so many others, arguably better movies, also feature this song. Either way the fact remains the same – School is out…

Sticky S’mores

Hitting the road in a moment’s notice for an impromptu camping weekend is easy for us to do.  We are a family of five who are always ready with our gear organized, compacted and stored in a convenient location.  In a matter of fifteen minutes of deciding to leave we can have the car completely…