Feeling Crafty

I’ve always been the crafty sort – I made my own paper dolls when I was kid, had a book full of poetry, crocheted blankets and scarves for friends. I even carried a sketch pad with me everywhere I went. My dad was the same way, his sketch pad and […]

Pledging My Love

In my previous life as an archivist, one of the first people I “met” was Terry. He introduced himself to me on one of the archivist’s websites and the rest is history… One of the things that I heart about Terry is that he has the best music related memes […]

Hope in Laughter

Today I’m grateful for my kids and the hope that they bring. There are times when I feel like it’s just not worth it – watching the news, seeing the craziness, man’s inhumanity towards man and I want to hang my head. Then my kids will just start clowning and […]

Tucker Family Secret

The entry way to our house is a dump. Literally. Everyone drops their stuff on the floor and just keeps going to their bedrooms, the kitchen or the family room. No one bothers to clean up in there because we’re just passing through. When we have company, I hurridly usher […]

Grateful for So Many Things

I’m having a hard time writing my gratitude post today. I don’t know whether I want to write something funny or serious. I don’t know if I’m more thankful for the two large cups of coffee that I had today or for the nap I had after the kids got […]

Product Review: My Vacuum Cleaner Really Sucks

And that’s a good thing because my old one blew. Big time! I have a husband, four children, a dog and two hamsters – that’s a lot of foot traffic bringing dirt into the house. Ok, the hamsters don’t really track dirt through the house but they sure make a […]

Happy November!

I love autumn – cozy sweaters shielding me from the cool breezy weather, falling leaves turning the ground beautiful shades of red, purple and brown, hot coffee swirling over my tongue, the smell of fresh baked orange cranberry nut bread wafting through the air… Mmmmmmm….. Yes, I adore autumn and […]

Meatloaf Mice

On Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from my husband asking if I could come up with something to cook for a Halloween themed party he was having at work. Hmmmm….interesting request, especially since I hate Halloween (chalk it up to my upbringing, those who know my parents understand). Anyway, […]

PSA: Call the Police

I’m angry and I think it’s time others started to get angry too… About a month ago, a young man was beaten to death while a crowd of people watched, some even taped the young man’s death on their cell phones. This week a teenaged girl was raped after her […]

Hairstory

It’s been a week since I posted that I was going to let my hair go natural and I’ve been asked when I’m going to post some pics. Well, here they are… It’s actually been about four weeks since I’ve put a relaxer in my hair and maybe six weeks […]