Tweens and chores: clever come-backs

My daughter and I arrived at mom’s again for a few days, and as is typical, the first thing we do is tackle some of paperwork. She is still dealing with the ongoing paper trail of my dad’s estate.

After lunch, that is. Which included pie.

I mention this because there were quite a few dishes stacked by the sink. Lunch dishes and dessert dishes and also some other dishes… Continue reading “Tweens and chores: clever come-backs”

Thoughts and ramble: a day in the life of a mom of teens

The sky this morning looked like this:

Without the umbrella on the back porch I haven’t been enjoying morning coffee outside. Which, even with the umbrella casting shade, is only really doable prior to about 7:30 am. After that it gets too hot and sticky…

But the wind broke the umbrella beyond repair.

So we ordered a new one only we miscalculated its measurements. It’s too small.

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A shortened weekend away from home

The air is thick like soup today. ☀

I could barely rise this morning. Might be my iron levels…right before the covid-shutdown occurred in March I had a blood test and I registered a 2 on my levels. (Women in my age group should be about 60 or higher). So I took supplements and increased the use of cast iron pan cooking, added Swiss Chard with stems to all my dishes, loaded up on reputable meat choices yada yada…

Maybe it’s the heat that’s playing a number on me. Continue reading “A shortened weekend away from home”

Hardships and plight: coping with the new normal

It appears I am completely, utterly alone in my hardship and plight. 🙄

I have neither hardship nor plights of any kind. Most of the time… 😉

Something happened today that was a little unusual. Perhaps I will entertain you here. It has to do with this unique situation we all find ourselves in, this covid/pandemic/restrictions/protocol thing we have been forced to adjust to.

But allow me to start at the beginning. Continue reading “Hardships and plight: coping with the new normal”

Loosening the clutches of lock-down

I guess summer vacation came a bit early this year what with the school year disrupted since March.

I think technically, the kids are done this semester. Most teachers expected final hand-in of work by June 12 and the remaining two weeks are used for finalizing report cards.

So the kids, already on a reduced schedule, have had quite a bit of free time just as phase 1 of reopening began.

Well.

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Conversation with tween girl aka parenting is funny

Her, interrupting my quiet time aka wine time: What time is it? I’m hungry.

Me, sitting outside on back porch sipping a spritzer: March yourself into the house and check the 7 million digital clocks on every device or appliance.

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Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition

Wanna know some breaking news from my household?

The girl child accidentally found my chocolate and candy stash I hid at the beginning of lock-down. Mainly from the teenager. Continue reading “Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition”