Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sibling Bribery

Earlier in the week Anna Katherine invited a couple of her friends to spend the night on Friday. I mentioned I had no problem in having company over, as long as she was willing to clean the playroom before her friends arrive. I reminded her again this morning before school that the playroom was still […]

Hot-Off-The-Grill Wednesday #14

If you’re like me, you’ll look at the title of this recipe and wonder how it could possibly work on the grill. It just seems all wrong. But when it comes to those Deen boys and their Mama, I trust anything they say to do with food. I’d probably bake a cheesecake on the grill […]

He Graciously Follows All The Rules. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.

Brother Ben

I don’t mean to complain, but the past couple of days have been one big headache. Literally. I experienced an “aura” on Wednesday morning, foreshadowing the inevitable migraine. Once I got some medicine in my system and rested in a dark, quiet room, I was better. Not great, but better. For the remainder of the […]

Hot-Off-The-Grill Wednesday #13

If you’ve received the September issue of Southern Living, then you probably saw this recipe on p. 116. We’re trying it out for the first time, except we’re substituting boneless chicken breasts for the chicken thighs. Since I know some of you aren’t from the South and don’t subscribe to this magazine, I just feel […]

The Girl Can Paint

I’m in desperate need of some artwork for several vacant walls in my home. In fact, nothing would make me happier than to just go out and purchase all the pieces I need in one big shopping spree. Of course, seeing that I don’t have money trees growing in my backyard, that won’t be happening […]

Potty Training: Chapter 582

Today was an unusual Monday, since I was not scheduled to work. I received a letter in the mail a few weeks ago with big, bold letters across the front of the envelope. “SUMMONS” Yep. It’s sort of like winning the lottery. Only not. So, as instructed, I called after 6:00 p.m. last Friday. Glory! […]

Happy Birthday, Shannon!

Hot-Off-The-Grill Wednesday #12

Today is Shannon’s birthday, and since he loves salmon, we’ll be having some for dinner tonight. And since it’s also Wednesday, it’s going to be cooked on the grill. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t even know how to light the grill. Shannon’s the griller in our family. I feel bad that he’ll be cooking […]

Slow Progress

Early this morning it started raining and basically continued for most of the day. Ben had a novel idea as we were sitting on the porch having breakfast and watching the downpour. “Mama, let’s just stay inside all day long. And can I keep my pajamas on?” The boy may be young, but he definitely […]