The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Wichiturd State Tournament

We’re headed to Wichita for state basketball tournaments today.  I can’t say that I love Wichita.  It’ always a huge mess of construction whenever I go there and the only reason I travel there is to watch my children play sports.  If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you know that sports are not exactly my favorite thing, but I have a husband and children that love them…so I’m a reluctant sports’ mom.

Actually, I must admit this little secret.  Come closer so my husband can’t hear…I’ve kind of, sort of, maybe a little bit enjoyed this basketball season.  And let me tell you why….boys.  Please don’t tell my daughter this, but the boys team is really fun to watch and I have to sit through my daughter’s games in order to see the boys play.  The boys have had several games that went into overtime and they’ve come back from being far behind to win and their games are just so much more…like watching basketball.

Okay, so really I’m going to state basketball to sit through my daughter’s games and to watch the boys play.  I’m a terrible mother, please don’t tell my family.

And one more thing I need to tell you, Ellen hasn’t made it through a game without body flopping on the court at least twice.  She is constantly on the floor and by the end of the game she usually has a list of injuries that she’ll need a day or so to recover, elbow to the gut, jammed fingers, poked in the eye, scratched on the nose, bruised knee and the list grows.  So, I think it only appropriate that I re-post this video to give you a little peek of her sweet flopping moves and then you’ll essentially feel as though you’ve seen her play basketball.

Fast Tube by Casper

Ask Barry part II


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It was Barftastic!


Oh my goodness.  The past week has been so full of….stuff.  We had our good friends from Missouri come visit us for several days and the first night they were here we went out to a seafood restaurant.  I don’t know what it was, but something did not agree with me and when we got home my girlfriend was describing her meal to my daughter, “Oh, gosh I had these really great scallops…” and that’s when I decided my dinner was going to be revisited and deposited into the toilette.

I spent the evening barfing up my entire meal.  It was not pretty.  One of my friends keeps quoting, “I’m just one stomach flu away from a size four.”  because afterward my stomach was really flat and I was loving it!

After that we spent the rest of the weekend going to ballgames, discussing love and life and shopping.  It was so wonderful.  The guys must have spent an entire day playing the board game Axis and Allies.  We went out for drinks and talked about being parents and having great kids and how we will still make huge mistakes no matter how hard we try and how those kids are still going to turn out okay.

I was wanting to post photos from the weekend, but of course I don’t have many and my friends’ computer crapped out so she can’t send them to me yet … so, I’ve been stuck on what to write about this week without sharing the photos with you. Because you know, when I have something in my head, that’s usually what I want to pound out on the keyboard and all I had in my head was the events of the past week.

Yes, I occasionally get blogger’s block.  And it’s not pretty.  But, it’s much better looking than the lobster tail and green salad that I was puking.

Stick with me folks, I shall return with something amazing…or not.  Either way, line up your shellfish and give them a nice pat on the tail for me.