Somebody fetch my smelling salts

I got our electric bill for July yesterday. $516.45 That’s how much it costs to run an air conditioner non-stop in 100º weather, in case you were wondering. (Nighttime gets down to a chilly 85º, so when I say nonstop, I mean it.) I need some solar panels pronto (Call… Read More


Can you believe I haven’t blogged about the Olympics yet? What’s the matter with me? The matter is that we don’t have TV. Remember me pointing that out a few weeks ago, smugly and condescendingly? Well, I started feeling really awful that it’s the Olympics and my kids are finally… Read More

This week’s food storage item

This week’s food storage item——>>>>> Go ahead and feel smug if your name is: MiaHarleneMindiWhitneyHeather H (in UT)Carolyn SuzanneLisaLonnaHollyJenn Stephanie, Arianne, EmmieLew, Devon, Mayor of Crazytown? Any news for me? Tiffany gets half credit for trying, but her store is a big rip-off so she’s waiting til her next Costco… Read More

Home School

Remember how I was thinking of homeschooling Finn and India this year? No? Well, I was. But unfortunately I chickened out. or rather, Mister decided that it is just too “weird”. I’m tired of getting into a spat with him, so I just let it slide. i’m going to give… Read More

Dog Days

Do you have a dog? Have you ever considered giving it a haircut? Because, really, how hard could it be? Turns out it’s very hard. Not just hard work, but almost impossible to make it look decent. Poor Maggie looks like she got in a fight with a blind pair… Read More

Sometimes you feel like a nut . . .

Which nut are you? I took this personality test and here’s my result (aaaaah, Nutella). I think it’s somewhat accurate. Amazing how well they can know me after answering five whole questions: You Are a Hazelnut You are very unique and distinct. You may even freak some people out. Most… Read More

The big fam

Do you have a lot of kids? Do you want a lot of kids? That’s what I’m writing about today at Segullah. By Hildie | Filed under Uncategorized 2 Comments Share

It has come to this

I have realized that I am an addict.  I can’t fight it.  I’m afraid I’ll have to go cold turkey.  That’s right, live a sugar free life. Sugar is one of the very first things I think of when I wake up in the morning. And I think of it… Read More

You know me, the old lady

I just asked Ada to get me my bottle of water off of the table.  She brought it to me and said, “here, drink this, you old lady”.  I’m kind of miffed about this.  First, that she called me an old lady (although it’s probably just a line from a… Read More

I was kind of busy today

I didn’t get around to listing the food storage item of the week til now because I was a bit consumed with Breaking Dawn (Thanks for the loaner, Amy!).  My conclusion:  definitely written for the 13-19 year-old audience.  It was pleasantly wrapped up with nary a heartache;  A sweet and… Read More