Happy Friday - Time For Another Visit To The Land Of NOPE

Yay! Three Day Weekend (at least, here in the US, anyway)! No major plans, just chilling with the kids and hopefully getting the above-ground pool set up and filled ....more

'Tis A Gift To Be Simple: In Celebration Of Simple Pleasures

Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning, turning we will come 'round right. If you ever sang choir in high school, or were active in your church, you've probably sung that song at some point in your life ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be All Right

It hangs on the wall in the upstairs hallway Right between their bedrooms Not overly large And not frequently noticed Just two little birds leaning on each other And one little bird looking on Three little birds Reminding me Every time I look at it That every little thing Is gonna be all right ...more

Pork Rinds, Miracle Whip And Other Guilty Pleasures

I bought pork rinds this weekend. Not a big ole 5 pound tub like the one above, but a regular sized bag. To some of you that might seem unremarkable, but I haven't bought pork rinds in forever ....more

Fun For A Friday: Time For Another Gallery Of Awesome Stuff

Welcome to the end of another week! WHEW. I'm ready to get my weekend on, but first...here's a random gallery of really cool stuff I've accumulated ....more

A Tale Of Two Papers, Or Special Needs, Served Two Special Ways

This is a tale of two papers, pulled from two different pockets, right before throwing laundry into the machine. On the left, we see a paper from David's pocket - obviously his form of doodling. He's essentially copied the menu options from several of his favorite Harry Potter DVD's, detailing out the Warner Brother's logo, the titles, etc....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: I Can See You Shine

There she stands in the background She always seems to stand in the background Partly because she's never been one for the spotlight Mostly because he usually demands the spotlight But she has a light all her own Glowing from the inside Warming us all As she stands behind, with her watchful eyes on him And I tell her, as often as I can I can see you shine, my girl. I can see you shine ....more

So I Got Divorced Yesterday...And That Wasn't The Worst Of It

I came home from work yesterday, and just like I always do, I grabbed the mail. Inside the mailbox was a large envelope and it took me a minute to realize it was from the County Prothonotary's office.I opened it right there in the driveway, and right there in the driveway, five days before what would have been our twenty-third wedding anniversary, I read our divorce decree.Five years he's been gone, and it's finally official. Finally ....more

Once Upon A Time Season Four Finale Recap: Only In The Bizarro Episode Do Hook And Emma End Up In Bed

We begin this evening back in the Enchanted Forest - whoops, no it's not. It's a TV, circa 1960-something, and our author Isaac is a TV salesman. His sales manager is none to happy with his lackluster sales techniques, and reminds Isaac that sales is storytelling and he "doesn't tell stories that people want."Isaac hopefully opens a mysterious letter (because his personal mail is apparently delivered to the store) from "Star Publishing" and to his great delight, they're demanding an immediate meeting ....more