Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christmas consumerism

You know, that whole Black Friday thing… I don’t really participate. Oh sure, I’ll read the stuff that comes in the mail, stuff that says “70 inch flat screen TV for only $50 but only between midnight and 12:15 am!” … Continue reading

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good grief

I’m so tired. Sleep isn’t happening too well these days.  There is so much going on that I just can’t talk about right now. Life-altering things are looming on the horizon, and it’s getting in the way of a decent … Continue reading

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What’s up with them darn kids, anyway?

This is an update on the life and times of the Toot Family, mainly the kids but maybe a bit on the parents (I almost said ‘adults’ but apparently 3 of the kids qualify so I can’t say that anymore.) … Continue reading

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An Attitude of gratitude

Facebook has had this thing going where every day people would post something they’re grateful for.  I haven’t participated, mainly because…well….I think it’s kind of cheesy.  I am not a very sentimental person (much to Terry’s discomfiture), and I go … Continue reading

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Now what?!

We’re going to have nearly nobody here for Thanksgiving Day.  Will (24) has to work from 11-8 that day. Apparently there are enough women who’d rather go see Twilight than actually spend time with their families that he is required … Continue reading

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It’s just one of the many services I like to provide.

There’s always the things I could start on now, while the laundry is churning and since I’ve already had breakfast. The windowsills are dusty. So are the electronics and since some (likely male,who statistically speaking doesn’t consider these things, or … Continue reading

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We weren’t and then we did.

Friday Terry called from work, “There’s a crisis and it looks like we won’t be able to go to Atlanta like we’d planned.” “That’s ok,” I replied. I understand a crisis at work. He’s been dealing with 8 years of … Continue reading

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Almost done!

The new sewing room is almost done! We spent Sunday moving the furniture in, and hanging pictures, and loading the shelves, and throwing away stuff that was on the shelves because I didn’t want to throw it away but would … Continue reading

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Early to rise

so, last night I got a spur-of-the-moment invitation to dinner. Terry was eating with some coworkers, and at the last minute said “Hey, they want you to come too!” which was great because they were eating at this new place … Continue reading

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All set!

Ok,so #1 Son is all moved out, and the room is EMPTY. We are taking (ok that is a figurative “WE”…let’s say *I*, and add Terry as a good man who understands my desire for a pretty room and is … Continue reading

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