From: SusieJ Dear Amusement Parks in Florida Here are some of the stories I’ve written about you. Lego Lego Contest Lego and even more Legos. And the Mouse Park too: and here and here. We are coming back…. soon… From: Amusement Parks in Florida To: Susiej We are happy to grant you two single day [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
When the seasons change, bringing new scents, new foods, new routines and new faces. And sometimes there is something different — you can almost feel a change coming through the wind as it shifts. For those times, there is nothing quite like jumping on a swing, and letting go until your feet get grounded again. [...]
Since I started letting my hair grow longer, I’ve been in this constant battle to pull my hair back with something. I’ve been smitten with those vintage button bobby pins on Pinterest, signing with a “someday I’ll make those,” refrain. Lucky me, the boys asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, and it suddenly [...]
This past summer, I had an abundance of stubborn green tomatoes that just would not turn in time for frost. I rescued them before we left the lake, so they would not be decimated by frost. For some reason, the boys were adamant about “rescuing” them too. So, I had a lots of help gathering [...]
Artisan Bread making just got easier. Yes… even easier than five minutes a day. The Artisan bread recipe asks you to heat your oven to 500 degrees — or even hotter if it will go that high. Next, there is that tricky step of adding “steam” by throwing a cup of water into a pan sitting [...]
In the morning, we drove, before dawn 30 minutes away, for an Orchestra competition. Grainy cellphone image. Later that night, we watched him play basketball… Grainy cellphone image #2
I learned that UCLA receives 90,000 college applications each year. They accept only 3,000-4,000 students. The Ohio State University receives 30,000. They accept only 7,000 – 9,000 students. Does that stress you out? Yes. It is that time. I have been burying my head in the sand, trying to avoid the whole overwhelming process of actually transferring the bundle [...]
“Aren’t you helping your mommy clean?” “No…” he says, barely glancing up from his folding, while I scrub cemented jelly off the table, which I spotted while walking over to get the dustpan to sweep away the “dirt piles” (3) I have scattered across the kitchen floor. At this point, any one of 8 feet [...]
So, we finally did make those trees. These are easier than the ones I had hoped to make, and I like these even more. One night before Christmas, my little origami master and I started folding these paper book page Christmas trees. They were actually fun to make -we couldn’t stop ourselves from making more [...]
So, the domino master took a cereal box, spray painted it black, and then had his older brother cut out while circles (because he’s a better cutter than me) and taped them on top to make this Domino Valentine Box.
Isn’t Valentine’s Day the new Halloween? The sugar quotient that my boys will consume at school today frightens the dickens out of me. (Don’t even ask me about the 8th grader who left the house today with his Basketball Valentine Box, and a full bag of Smarties for everyone in his class.) Every single Valentine [...]