Apr 30, 2016: Gator Under Foot

It’s not every day that your neighbors knock on your door to kindly let you know that you currently have an alligator underneath your car… …and thank god for that! In reality this particular pond monster was only about five feet long once the trapper pulled him out and got him measured, but he certainly looked…

Apr 25, 2016: Reading Is Fundamental

This is one scene around the house that I never get tired of seeing! Even if he isn’t really so much as talking yet, Christopher seems to love flipping through books, whether they’re these big picture books meant to help him learn words or even just regular story books. I was always very much into reading growing up, so…

Apr 19, 2016: Homemade Cherry Coke

I’d forgotten just how addicting soda can be! This week I’ve consumed more than I would probably care to, mostly because I’m still coming off of my cold and it’s something simple that I’ve been enjoying, but also because I finally figured out how to make Cherry Coke the right way that used to be a lot harder…

Apr 13, 2016: Wasps?! Why Did It Have to be Wasps???

When I discovered earlier today that the AC in my house wasn’t working, a lot of things went through my head… For a brief, deluded period I wondered if I could actually fix it myself. Then I wondered if this was going to turn into my very expensive lesson for not renewing our home warranty…

Apr 12, 2016: Special Delivery

For those of you who’ve been following along with the crisis on Twitter … yes, my furniture did finally arrive! I know, I know – it’s just a bench – but in my defense, it really brings the room together, and it gives me a place to tie my shoes because my bed is really…

Apr 11, 2016: Undivided Attention 

It’s so rare for us to focus on any one thing at a given time these days … sometimes it’s a little sad. Sad, I suppose, because although it started off merely as multi-tasking that at least has good intentions, let’s be honest that with the advent of social media in particular, more often than not we’re not even dividing…

Apr 10, 2016: House Hunting

We’re not really in the market to be buying a new house right now, but after finding a listing last night that was intriguing and happened to be having an open house today, we decided to pop in and see what it was all about anyways… The thought of our current house being a tad bit…

Apr 8, 2016: One Berkshire

Today I bought my first share of Berkshire Hathaway. Mind you, Berkshire has two classes of its common stock – Class A that runs something like $200,000 a share right now, and Class B that runs, well, less … so just to be clear, I bought Class B… 😛 Still, it was kind of a special purchase for me because…

Apr 7, 2016: Banana Shortage

Only when you’ve got a toddler in the middle of his I only want to eat bananas-phase is it possible to walk into your local Target and find nary a single bananular fruit in all of their entire produce section… Except for a small rack of super unripe, organic bananas that we soon found out were pretty much unedible on…

Apr 6, 2016: Trampoline!

It’s not hard to see why kids are always getting themselves into trouble for jumping on the bed when to your average toddler, a king-size bed is pretty much the perfect trampoline. Granted, I’m probably not helping the situation by repeatedly tossing him up into the air so that he can plummet with laughter into…

Apr 3, 2016: Bark Park

Against my better judgement, today I took both dog and child to the park for a bit of running around … all by myself! Admittedly, a big part of it was self-serving just to get away from house for a while because apparently our new neighbors have this thing about spending pretty much all of…