Giving Thanksish

Did I tell you that I had 15 people at my house for Thanksgiving dinner? Did I mention that 15 minutes before the big meal was served our kitchen sink totally backed up and even though we tried to drano and plunge it (I didn’t even know you could plunge a kitchen sink before Thursday) [...]

Forward Thinking

“Why isn’t there anywhere to live in D.C.?” asked Elizabeth. I was surprised. She seemed kind of emotional about it. “What kind of place are you looking for?” I asked her. “Like an apartment.” she said. “T.J. has been looking on the internet and everything is so expensive!” “You guys are moving out?” I asked. [...]

True Story

Every time I see a yellow bell pepper I feel a compulsion to take a huge bite out of it, Chairman Kaga style. Just me?

The Audition

The audition was last night. I have to tell you that I chickened out. I said I wasn’t going to do it. I believe the reason I gave my husband was that I was “too pissy to sing a solo”, but then I went next door and my neighbor was auditioning for a different solo [...]

Several Unrelated Things

Last night I had a dream that I was at a thrift store looking for something that I could use as a Halloween costume for my niece, but as I was rummaging around in children’s clothes (where I incidentally ran across some items that I knew for sure were donated by my next door neighbor) [...]

The Halloween Debacle – Part 2

To get the whole story you have to first read “The Halloween Debacle – Part 1.” * * * When I left the parade I was really hoping that Claudia would find her costume on the school bus on the ride home, but when she came off of the bus empty handed I knew we [...]