Yesterday afternoon we went to the animal adoption event where we met the little Dachsund I had shown you earlier in the week. We hemmed. We hawed. In the end, our family works like this: It takes Four Yesses, but it only takes One No. We had a No. Meredith was pretty much destroyed at [...]
Entries from July 2011
July 31st, 2011 · 19 Comments · Conversations with Meredith, Daily
July 29th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Daily, Shorties
Back in 2006, my friend Tempe shared her idea of embroidered shirts to commemorate her kids’ first day of school. Because I loved the idea, we jumped on the wagon. Meredith’s first day of preschool was on August 16, 2006. She didn’t yet wear glasses, she could barely write her name, and she had no [...]
July 28th, 2011 · 21 Comments · A Dog's Life, Crazy Cat Lady, Daily
It seems that we’re now in the home stretch of our summer vacation. This week we finalized our backpack and school supply decisions, delivered our blank t-shirts to the embroiderers, and tentatively decided to add another dog to our family. Next week the girls have College for Kids, and the week after that we’ll find [...]
July 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments · A Dog's Life, Video! Video! Video!
July 24th, 2011 · 19 Comments · Daily, Giving Stuff Away, Sticks and String
On Saturday morning, I ran to the store and found that the kid pools were on sale for $12. Knowing how much Scout was digging pool time at Puppy Camp, I couldn’t resist buying one for her (and the girls, obviously) to enjoy in the back yard. Because Scout’s legs are less than six inches [...]
July 23rd, 2011 · 17 Comments · A Dog's Life, Out on the Town, Shorties
Early last week we drove to Kansas City, where we did a little bit of this. (The girls did eventually enter the store.) You know, while I was pregnant, I swore that my daughters would not become girly girls. I also swore that they wouldn’t watch a bunch of television and that they would be [...]
July 21st, 2011 · 13 Comments · Daily, Out on the Town
I’m coming to you from Kansas City, where our hotel shower feels like machine gun fire, and the pool is often filled with young boys who are here to participate in a baseball tournament. Last night I actually ventured out in my swimsuit (for the first time in years) to enjoy some pool time with the girls. [...]
July 18th, 2011 · 46 Comments · Daily, Will it make me sick?
About six months ago, my doctor and I had a conversation about exercise. Doctor: So, other than the thing on your hip, how are you feeling? Me: I’m a little rough around the edges, but I think I’m just getting old. Doctor: You’re 41. That’s not old. Me: Are you flirting with me? Doctor: If [...]
July 15th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Balls of Cake, It Goes In My Face
This is what a batch of 266 cake balls looks like. Four cakes. 266 tablespoon scooped balls. Five pounds of candy melts. Sparkles and pearls. The bride was pleased. Enjoy your weekend.
July 14th, 2011 · 19 Comments · Cucumbers aren't always cool., Daily
A few days back, we had lunch with one of Meredith’s friends and the friend’s mom. It was delightful. As expected, the girls decided to plan a play date. (I still hate that term.) Because Friend wanted to meet Scout, we planned the get together for yesterday afternoon at 12:30. (I’ve gone on and on [...]