Allergy Powder One, Zyrtec Zero

  Birds are tweeting outside, and I look longingly out my backyard window at the fresh green tree branches dancing with the breeze. I love the smell of new honeysuckle and tickle of green baby grass between my bare toes.  But, survival instincts kick in before I turn the backdoor knob, and I back away…

Where Did You Get Your Kids From?

This morning, I clicked play on a rediscovered Christmas 2005 video on my laptop and cried and smiled as I watched. The kids were bouncy, and gap-toothed, and still called me mommy (now, it’s Mom or “Hey, Sheryl” ) Their high-pitched munchkin voices squealing over the things Santa brought them were precious.  My how I…

Holi St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2014 may just be the biggest party day in recorded history.   It is St. Patrick’s Day in the Christian world, and Holi in the Hindu world.  They are two religious holidays that, though celebrating different ideologies, bring out the raucous side of revelers eager to throw caution to the wind for one day…

The Flight of the Lentils

  Last night, we celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday over pizza.  Sitting at our long table in the pizza joint, my husband and his brother bantered about football scores, as the rest of us looked over the menu.  The choices were pizza…or pizza.  But the real conundrum for me was…can we all agree on toppings?  From…

On Coffee, Chai, and Missing My Arch Nemesis

I was tagged by Alison, of Writing, Wishing, to participate in this Q & A meme.  I’ve never done one, but after reading about Alison, Elaine at The Miss Elaine-ous Life, and Brittany at That’s Vandy, I decided to try my hand at the fun. So, here goes! Where is your cell phone? Right next to…