The Story of the Yellow String

Little Girl had a friend from the neighborhood (R) come to play at the house after school. They ran ahead of me from the playground to the house, and when I arrived they showed me the treasure they’d found on the way. Oh hurray. A giant tangled ball of yellow string. Both girls were yellingContinue reading “The Story of the Yellow String”

Apricot and Mustard Chicken

┬áThis is another recipe (slightly modified) from “Simple and Delicious” magazine. It was super-quick, especially served with canned green beans and boxed pasta. (Pasta Roni Angel Hair with Herbs flavor, if you’re interested.) My favorite kind of meals start with “canned” and “boxed.” But I digress. RECIPE 6 chicken tenderloins 1/3 cup honey mustard 3TbspContinue reading “Apricot and Mustard Chicken”

Back From Death’s Door

I’ve been sick all weekend. And by the above title, I do not mean I was “Knock-Knock-Knockin on Heaven’s Door.” It’s more like, “Scratching Helplessly at the Doggie-Door of Death.” I don’t get sick often, although it’s interesting to note I got sick at this same time last year. (To read that heart-warming story clickContinue reading “Back From Death’s Door”

Overheard in the commisary

I was walking past the baked goods, trying to avert my eyes from the Little Debbie cakes, when I heard a child say in an awed voice, “Yay! White doughnuts!” Her father answered succinctly, “No.” The child was quick to clarify. “I wasn’t asking for them. I was just saying, Yay.” This made me laugh.Continue reading “Overheard in the commisary”

You’re turning me into a freak

I’m starting to put the library books I’m reading into ziploc bags. Why? you ask? What kind of a freak does that? you ask? Well, the quirky hero of the kids’ book “Alistair in Outer Space” did something similar. This is a story about a nerdy kid who stores his shoes in plastic bags andContinue reading “You’re turning me into a freak”