Why My House is Messy

I know my house is messy. I’m not a good housekeeper. I never have been, and neither was my mother. I know she would have recognized herself in Claire McCarthy’s Huffington Post piece.* Also, there’s this. I do want my … Continue reading

Mostly, I Hope Jadis Isn’t in There

Actual conversation from last night: Me: Baguette, why are you opening the closet door? Narnia isn’t in there. Me (to Mr. Sandwich): Although I don’t actually know that. Maybe Narnia is in there. Mr. Sandwich: If Narnia is in there, … Continue reading

My Balance, Revisited (Again)

I want to blog, but it’s so hard. So. Hard. Time is fleeting, and filled up. Here’s what my balance looks like, for the past two weeks and the foreseeable future. 5:00¬†Alarm goes off. Hit snooze button. 5:09 Hit snooze … Continue reading

Monday Listicles: 10 Ways Our Family Says I Love You

This week’s Monday Listicle is “10 Ways to Say I Love You.” 1) When Mr. Sandwich slides his warm feet across the bed to take the chill off my cold feet. 2) When Mr. Sandwich gives me socks to warm … Continue reading

Fresh Week, Fresh Start

Well, last week was a bear, wasn’t it? Over the weekend, Baguette and Mr. Sandwich went to swim class and our regular playdate with Bestie, while I went to my alumni club’s annual lunch, which raises money for scholarships. I … Continue reading

My Valentines

As I’ve mentioned, we’re not a big Valentine’s Day family. But that doesn’t mean I neglected to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to Mr. Sandwich this morning. I’m not a monster. And we’re not neglecting Baguette. Last week we went to … Continue reading

Best Saturday Ever (So Far)

Yesterday Baguette started taking swim classes again, and then we had lunch at Carl’s Jr. with Bestie and her family, in what has become something of a Saturday tradition. (It used to be McDonald’s, but we all got tired of … Continue reading

Random Thoughts

I have posts I want to write, but I also have a cold or a sinus infection or something, and I’ll get to them later. In the meantime, here are some things that I noticed or that occurred to me … Continue reading

Thankful Thursday: Family

I’m really not sure I can express how thankful I am for my family. For my parents, who taught me their values and how to determine my own. For my brother, who loves me even though I may have been … Continue reading

Why Our House Is a Disaster – Weekday Edition

We’re refinancing, and on a recent Friday, we had a visit from an appraiser. The house was not even remotely clean, although I did set my alarm for 5 a.m. so that I’d have time to at least straighten up … Continue reading