THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch

Every once in a while I come across an illustration that I just fall in love with. This sweet little piece I found a couple of years ago on Etsy, and I don’t know if it’s the green (my favorite color) or the raindrops (I love rain), or the yellow umbrella, or the cutest little…

Analyze This!

  Any good at analyzing dreams? Yes? Great! Here ya go, analyze this… What does it mean when you dream you’re part of the Trump team, it’s inauguration day, you run into Kung Fu Fighters just after watching your vehicle blow up (it was your dream vintage Land Rover), and you realize, as you’re sitting…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Chicken Wants A Nap

Sometimes you just need a nap. I’ve needed one of those for roughly the last seventeen years!   Oh, I’ve had something that resembles a nap, you’ll know it as the comfy-on-the-couch, tucked-in-just-so with a blanket…albeit one that smells oddly like dried baby barf, even though there hasn’t technically been a  baby in the house…

FRIDAY FRENZY – I’ll Wait, Mr. panda

If there’s one thing being a children’s book author has taught me, it’s how to wait . . . And wait . . . And wait. . . . And wait some more.   But ya know what? Sometimes all that painful, excruciating, agonizing, and let’s be honest..diabolical waiting, turns out to be the most…

It’s About Time!

I finally did it. I finally figured out how to update my blog….sort of. It took a lot of patience… And cursing… And crying… And temper tantrum throwing… And wondering why in the heck I can’t understand techno talk! I mean, If I can raise four kids, move back and forth across the country for…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Hug Me

  So I started work on that mini flower garden that hopes to grow into a mini flower farm one day and now I’m hot, dirty, sweaty, bleeding, cursing, and just a fleck of a straw away from all out bawling…. . . Putting in a new garden will put a smile on your face…

FRIDAY FRENZY- My Garden

Ya’ll, I want a flower farm. I’m going to have a flower farm. Big or small, successful or not, I will have a flower farm. Do I know anything about growing flowers? Dirt. Water. Sun. Seed….. What else could I possibly need? You’re rolling your eyes and chuckling at my lack of knowledge aren’t you?…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

My teenager just got his driver’s permit. Want to know what that looks like? Picture this…an old beat up mini-van complete with smashed in side (thank you drive through car wash), what looks like straight from the hood bullet holes (thank you Maryland road work improvement team), cracked windshield, front license plate dangling from one lone…

FRIDAY FRENZY – The Napping House

I don’t know how it happened but a while back, Fall I think it was, I was in the laundry room digging around for all the dirty soccer gear and I’m pretty sure I was attacked by a mound of nappy socks, the kind of nappy socks that you take one whiff of and the…

The Way Back Home

It occurred to me, while making a pile of waffles large enough to feed a football team, that I had not posted the pictures from our drive back home this summer! We did indeed make the long drive back from New Mexico to Maryland as our summer vacation came to an end…. This time, we…