Happenin’ Halloween

Whew!  What a crazy day!  My menu plan was (mostly) shot.  Our relaxing no-school-today day was shot.  I am shot! We did manage to make and decorate pumpkin pancakes, but the kids weren't too crazy about eating them.  They didn't like the chocolate chips! Are those my children?!? After a speedy breakfast we hit the road.  Game film to trade (we're in the playoffs, … [Read more...]

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Quirky Randomness

I've been tagged!  Twice!  One tag (from Kate) is to name seven random things about me, and the other (from Kim) is to confess five of my quirks.  Quirks, huh?  Hmmm... according to my insightful husband, I do have a few of those.    In the interest of time and a lack of creativity (I don't know if I can come up with TWELVE things to share about me!) I'm combining the two … [Read more...]

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Oh, the Things They Say!

Each of the following statements is a future blog post all its own, but sometimes a Mama must take a minute to relish her kids' creativity, imperfect speech, and their way with words.  Here's what I've been hearing at my house:   "We a team, wight Mom?" "Good job, Mom.  Good job!" "Mommy, I wish you were an octopus."  "Maa.  MAAAAAAAAAAAA!" "I help you 'cause you my big boy, … [Read more...]

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Frivolous Friday

My blogging friend Katestarted this "un-frugal Friday" post in honor of Crystal's vacation from Frugal Friday.  Sounds like fun!  So, if I wasn't Frugal Franny... If you had $100 that you had to spend on a luxury item, what would you spend it on? (I cannot believe this is so hard for me!  I seriously have been trying to come up with an answer since I read the question last … [Read more...]

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Grocery Shopping?

Take the kids! Huh?  Doesn't that go against the very grain of all things sane?  But... but... I won't get to cross check every one of my coupons with the sales flyer and manager's specials!  And speaking of manager's specials, I won't have time to scour the aisles for those happy orange and yellow stickers! Work with me here.  Take the kids! Preferably during naptime.  … [Read more...]

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