Field Trip Friday — 4th of July!

The 4th of July technically fell on a Thursday, but whatever. We were too tired after staying up for fireworks to do anything else on Friday anyway. We had a lazy, relaxed morning and then made a hamburger lunch with baked beans, chips and deviled eggs (deviled egg...

Field Trip Friday: I forgot one!

In my excitement last week two weeks ago about Little Troy Park, I forgot that I had been blogging Field Trip Fridays a week behind to give myself time to get the post up in a timely manner. The field trip we took on the last day of school got completely skipped. It...

Kitchen disasters or, when things don’t go according to plan

I was patting myself on the back when we left for our field trip on Friday. For as old as I am, you would think I would know enough to at least be cautious when I pat myself on the back. 😉 You see this crock pot full of yummy stew? It’s filled with chunks of...

What I did on spring break

I really should have titled this post what “we” did on spring break because I could not have accomplished what I did without the help of my strapping 13 year old son! 😉 But more on that in a minute… Mostly, I was lazy and it was grand. I let the kids...

Steve Jobs and the Flylady

I have loosely followed the Flylady for close to 12 years. I’ll freely admit that I have allowed myself to be “flywashed” by her theories on keeping the house clean. And I am not about to bad mouth her ways or say they don’t work. They work....