Category Archive: LIFE/FUN

What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

  Standing in the express line at our local Kroger store, I found myself behind an elderly gentleman holding a large, vibrant arrangement of flowers. The line was long so I decided to interrupt his internal conversation and impose… Continue reading

The Eyes of The Elf (a chilling poem about redirected judgment)

The Eyes of The Elf Once upon a wintry day, A tiny, blue-eyed fellow looked my way. I’d heard rumors about this magical elf. Mamas kept declaring, “He should be on your shelf!”… Continue reading

Fall Decorating

  Like clockwork, when September 30th turns into October 1st, the decorating bug bits me square on the bottom. I dream… I plan… I obsess… I shop… I plan again… I go a little crazy!… Continue reading

A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants

    A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants   (knock, knock, ding, dong) Oh my gosh, it’s twelve past three. A delivery is coming, that’s just my luck, probably something… Continue reading

Next Halloween Will Cost More Than My Nicest Pair Of Shoes!

  Halloween… the official kick off to the holiday season… it’s a neighborhood affair. Our front yard is the hosting ground for the hotdog cookout (slash) potluck (slash) dessert extravaganza. Our neighbors front yard is the… Continue reading

Day Light Savings… A Call for Abolishment!!

  Most of us mamas had a crappy Sunday morning. And now the fear of what is to become of our children and our mental sanity during the next few weeks has set in. Unless… Continue reading

Three Cookies (a tragic poem about the love and depravity of mothers)

Homophones are Horribly Frustrating

Saturday evening, the Moderate Family went to a local art festival that Moderate Pop Pop (my dad) was in. Great food, good music and wonderful art filled our night with memories, laughter and a… Continue reading

I Might Hate the Circus!

It’s Texas. It’s summer. And it’s HOT. The walls of our home were starting to close in fast. Like any good, Southern Mama, I wanted to plan a family fun outing that had… Continue reading

What I Planned To Eat

SCENE: Driving home after a long evening of shopping at three different grocery stores. Why I cannot find a store that carries everything I need I’ll never know. Will Power and I had… Continue reading