Friday, October 29, 2010

His Request

In the afternoon,
when we go our separate ways,
him to dreamland
me to mothering tasks,
Luke usually asks for
a garbage truck
(a real one he can ride on the back of)
or a fire truck
(a real one he can climb on)
or a tractor
(so he can pull heavy stuff).
This afternoon my
sick child
my newly three boy
requested I not do the dishes.
“Mama, please don’t do the dishes.
When I wake-up, after my nap,
I want to help do the dishes.”

He helped clear the table
and load the dishwasher
one evening this week.
And it is all he can think about now.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


tending to one sick boy
then another sick boy
(which equals two sick boys bytheway)
throwing away old tissues littered about
feeding children and myonetruelove
ignoring laundry
building train tracks
wiping a nose here and there
cuddling a sick child
refilling my coffee cup
playing fireman handyman sheetman
loving children and myonetruelove
these things have been trending in my head:
I want this bento box.
Imagine the possibilities.
I want, maybe need, these shoes.
Does that go against my no athletic shoes
unless doing something athletic policy?
Thank goodness I found this coffee creamer.

To be honest.
It is all a smoke screen.
Because what I’ve really been thinking
about is a
wait for it…
you aren’t going to believe it…

Send help now.
You know where I live.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Turkeys

Yesterday there were
more turkeys in our backyard.
Can you spy her?

A Moment Between Brothers


I’m always hungry for lunch
often lack inspiration.
But I’m trying.

Luke’s Lunch
puzzle grilled cheese
ambrosia apple slices

Faris' Lunch

normal manly ham, turkey, cheese sandwich
sans puzzle pieces and not pictured
bento box sides:
in-house hummus
pita chips
red grapes
yogurt covered raisins.

I’m loving this bento lunch idea.

My lunch?
I’d rather lick crumbs
from the floor than have to
make another person a meal.

A Ladder

A great spot for a chat.

Leaves & Crayons

Monday, October 18, 2010


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This is my 600th blog post!
Shhh, I still don’t like to talk about having a blog.
To celebrate I’m going to give one gift each to two lucky readers!

Two gentle readers will win either my favorite scone mix or cake mix!

My favorite scone is King Arthur’s Very Berry Scone Mix.
My favorite chocolate cake is King Arthur’s Chocolate Indulgence Cake Mix.
They will rock your world.
Especially the Chocolate Indulgence Cake.
Oh my.

To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite morning or evening treat is!
One entry per person.
Two winning people will be selected at random.
No entries after 12 noon (EST), Monday, October 18th.
Winners will be announced Monday afternoon.

Disclaimer: King Arthur Flour has no idea who I am nor do they care, I’m sure. This give away is sponsored by me and winners will be chosen at random. Anything else relating to this give away is at my discretion.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bento, Baby

Bento lunchbox.
Do you Bento?

Luke’s Bento Lunch:
Pretzel Sticks
Peanut butter Sandwich, puzzle shaped
American Cheese Heart
Purple Grapes
Nutter Butters, a few

[ben-toh; Japn. ben-taw]
–noun, plural -tos; Japanese -to. Japanese Cookery .
a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Backyard Wildlife

This would be the coolest
backyard wildlife the middleofnowhere
can furnish.
A breathtaking Bald Eagle.
I noticed it during lunch on Saturday.


Three teeth.
At the same time.

Luke's Birthday Dinner