I’m a bit of a chicken-baby. I’ll explain the term “chicken-baby” for those who are new. A chicken is scared, right? Well, a chicken-baby is super scared. That’s where I come in. Oh crap. My brain just supplied an alternate view. Maybe a chicken-baby hasn’t grown into its fear yet, and the chicken is more afraid than the chicken-baby!!! Well, SHUT UP, BRAIN!! I refuse to change my naming convention. I’ve been using the term chicken-baby for two freaking decades

Today we took Lexi to Panera with us and she scoured the sidewalk for foodstuffs while we ate our breakfast. Though she didn’t find any traditional breakfast items to enjoy, she helped herself to a discarded piece of gum and chewed that baby as if she’d been chewing gum for years. To say I was slightly disgusted is a bit of an understatement, but Matthew waded in and extracted it and, after Purelling his hands, returned to his breakfast with

Allergies? Sure! But colds/viruses? I didn’t think so. Yet, Anna’s got something, and I haven’t felt right for days. JT and Matthew have been sniffling and sneezing and having an argument with their bodies where they insist that breathing is not an optional activity, but their bodies aren’t so much with the breathing freely. Boo to all that! This is the time of the year I love, baby! I’m ready to get outside and play. Dear colds and/or viruses and/or

Lexi and I tried to execute a grass angel then got distracted by the sky and may have snoozed for a moment or two. Apparently, Matthew’s very long and arduous weekend of putting mulch down exhausted Lexi as she took a long snooze in the glider. I think it’s safe to say the dog is spoiled rotten. I sat and watched her for a bit and the breeze gently rocked the glider while she slept. I honestly envied her at

Why we elected to take a 5-month old, teething puppy on a day trip is a bit of a mystery to me, but we did. Perhaps the little green dudes paid us a visit last night and performed a partial lobotomy after the probe procedure, and there’s an obvious upside to that as I don’t remember the probe procedure, so huzzah! Regardless of the reason, the trip was a surprising success, and all parties are now home and everyone is