Back in February, P and I took our niece Ella to Sesame Street Live. Yeah, that was fun. Well, it had been about six months since our last outing and we were due for our steroid shot of birth control. Here … Continue reading
I sighed. “It’s still purple, isn’t it?” He just stared at me in disbelief. “Are you colorblind?” Yep, it was still purple. And not a faint purple. Or a purple that isn’t really purple, but only looks purple when the … Continue reading
Patrick: We’re moving. Me: Hmm. Ok…. My inner monologue began to freak. I feel like this is a big deal. This is a big deal, right? I mean, we’re talking about owning a house. We’ve never bought a house before. … Continue reading
We haven’t cooked much the past few months. Barely at all the entire summer. It’s been more of a cereal-while-standing, drive-through-line-while-sitting kind of menu. Less about what tastes good or is good for us, and more focused on what requires … Continue reading
Man and fire go way back. According to mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the Greek gods. Cavemen built fires for their families to survive. Blacksmiths built and tended fires to fuel their craft. And now suburbanites harness the power of … Continue reading
Saturday, June 15 @ 1:05 pm. There is a fish that keeps smacking his tail on the side of the dock. We aren’t sure why. It sounds like someone is trapped underneath the dock and feels like it could be … Continue reading
It was one of the first nice weekends we had in Kansas City amidst the tornadic weather and freak snowstorms. As we lounged around the house in the morning, I wondered what we might do that day. Maybe we could … Continue reading
lis·ten [lis–uh n]
1. to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.
2. to pay attention; heed; obey (often followed by to).
Remember back to your early years of school. I’m talking preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Do you remember having weekly class themes or lessons? Yes, Libby, we do remember that. Some weeks you learned about sharing. Other weeks you learned about kindness and self-control. One week (or every day) was about cleanliness (aka, wash your hands and flush). Really important lessons.
Well, silly rabbit, lessons aren’t just for kids. Repetition is key. Practice makes perfect. Insert your favorite, overused, cliché saying. This past week we learned about listening in the Moss household. You just missed the previous week’s repeat lesson on flushing. Continue reading
In a quest to fulfill my promise, I chose Friday as my night to cook. I asked P if he was craving anything in particular. After a thoughtful three seconds of consideration he landed on Cheeseburger Soup. It was as … Continue reading
Over the past few months, I’ve learned that I make Patrick exceptionally nervous when I drive. It has something to do with talking to the other drivers as if they can hear me. And by “talking to,” I really mean … Continue reading