Archives for September 2011

Questions for You!

Today we have another installment of “Questions For You”. We have questions today for two reasons. One, because I am trying to write a post about all of your HILARIOUS irrational fears and the formatting has gone crazy and I just don’t have the patience to deal with it today and two because I was […]

My Minivan Has a Poltergeist

My minivan has a poltergeist or possibly an electrical problem but either way I am freaking out. I was at the grocery store (as I tend to be) and when I tried to get out of the car it was locked. That in itself is no big deal. I’ve also tried to get out of […]

Two Seven Year Olds Walk Into an Old Navy

On Wednesday, right after school, I took The Goon Squad shopping for fall. Why do I wait until until midway through September to go back to school shopping you ask? Well, one because August and September are super busy for me, but also because this is when Old Navy has that crazy kids sale. I […]


What you are about to read is entirely irrational. I am not even going to try to justify it. * I don’t know if it is getting older or if it is the mid-Atlantic foliage, but my allergies seem to get worse every year. When I was young I wasn’t allergic to anything. Now I […]

The Silver Lining

I am looking forward to winter because in the winter there a no mosquitoes to ravage my poor itchy ankles. I told this to my children this afternoon. I told them this one, because it is true and two, because I was trying to think of something positive to say. The kids didn’t have school […]

Grass is Probably Symbolic of Something Too

My husband bought me a new lawn mower today and somehow this made me happy. It is shiny and red and I am thinking of buying flame stickers for it. My neighbor in kindergarten will be so jealous. * * * When I was 18 years old and a freshman in college I called one […]

Heads Up

Bear with me for a few quick moments of self-promotion before we return to our regularly scheduled ranting and nonsense. * * * For those of  you in the Washington D.C. area my choir is performing a on September 11th at 4:00pm at National Presbyterian in remembrance of the September 11th attacks. The concert is […]

With the Lights Out It’s Less Dangerous

Claudia has decided what she wants to be for Halloween. She is seven years old. What on earth have I created? I will take partial credit. The Goon Squad’s birth announcement featured a picture of the twins wearing Misfit’s onesies. Then there was this. Then I praised her when she wanted these. But none of […]