Baby, you’re a firework

Whenever my phone starts singing Firework by Katy Perry, I know it is The Tortoise calling. "Cause baby, you're a firework. Come on, show 'em what you're worth. Make 'em go, oh, oh, oh As you shoot across the sky" Besides the fact that the words are a great  self-esteem boost for any emotional teenage … Continue reading Baby, you’re a firework

Halloween and The Hare

Halloween didn't look very promising this year. A major cold front had emerged the night before, bringing rain, sleet and snow. The winds howled so ferociously that power was knocked out for more than 500 families in the area. We all slept under layers of blankets, hopeful the power would be restored soon. But not … Continue reading Halloween and The Hare

Am I the Only One?

Maybe it's seeing Thanksgiving decorations at Halloween and Christmas decorations at Thanksgiving that sucks the joy out of the holidays. I know that as a mom, I'm supposed to be super excited about this time of year. Don't get me wrong - I decorate the house, top to bottom. The tables are topped with fall … Continue reading Am I the Only One?

Pink Bunny Costumes

It was in the upper 40's and clear last night. A beautiful night for trick-or-treating. DW took The Hare out with a group of neighborhood friends while The Tortoise got to walk without an adult this year, three pre-teen girls giggling and gallivanting around among ghosts and goblins. Our neighborhood celebrates big and this year was no exception. … Continue reading Pink Bunny Costumes

Friday Flip Offs 10/29: Halloween, Pre-Teen Drama, and Long Distance Relationships

Happy Birthday to Mommakiss the Flip Off Queen. Yes, I know. Where have I been all week? Good gawd I wish I knew. I don't think I've seen myself  let alone anyone else or my computer for that matter. So let's just assume the position: left hand on hip, feet shoulder width apart, right hand flashing … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 10/29: Halloween, Pre-Teen Drama, and Long Distance Relationships